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Iloilo

Iloilo

   ATTRACTIONS

Iloilo is endowed with natural wonders highland attractions from the cascades and waterfalls of the mountains  to rice terraces and heights in its hinder lands. Worth visiting are various islands and islets of Iloilo that abound with white sand beaches and ornamented with tropical palms.

   EVENTS & FESTIVALS

Almost all towns and cities in Iloilo celebrate grand festivals and town fiestas at least once a year. The Dinagyang Festival is the city’s biggest and most famous held every fourth week of January to honor the child Jesus and showcase Iloilo’s rich cultural heritage.

   CULTURE & HERITAGE

Iloilo was given the title of “Queen City of the South” for being the Philippine’s second city, after Manila. Until now still you can see the old buildings that surprisingly are European and American inspired such as stately mansions, majestic century-old churches, and heritage commercial buildings. Ilonggo culture is also manifested in the people's penchant for colorful and luxurious celebrations. The Ilonggo always finds an occasion to show his material affluence and his famous brand of hospitality

   TOURS & WALKS

One of the best things to do in Iloilo is to go island hopping. Rent a boat with your friends and visit the beautiful islands to see what each beach shore has to offer. arly mornings and late afternoons are best spent walking along the Iloilo River Esplanade. The serene waters and the sunrise or sunset complete the calming mood in this tourist spot.

   LANGUAGE

People from Iloilo are called Ilonggos. They are known for their charm and sweetness that comes from the musical to nation of their dialect, Hiligaynon. You would not be able to tell if an Ilonggo is mad at you by the way they speak, which always sounds like someone crooning a love song to you. Kiniray-a, which is a dialect very similar to Hiligaynon is used in Iloilo’s country sides.

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