Friday, April 26, 2013

Top 10 Ruins in the Philippines for Tourists

A RUIN is defined as the physical destruction or disintegration of something or the state of disintegrating or being destroyed.

Ruins are the remains of human-made architecture: structures that were once complete, as time went by, have fallen into a state of partial or complete disrepair, due to lack of maintenance or deliberate acts of destruction. Natural disaster, war and depopupation are the most common root causes, with many structures becoming progressively derelict over time due to long-term weathering and scavenging (from Wikepedia).

There are numerous famous ruins in the world such as ancient sites in Greece, Rome, Egypt, China and South America.

In the Philippines, we also have our own "ruins" for tourists and these are the ruins that I have visited.   

1. Ruins, Talisay City, Negros Occidental (destroyed by intentional arson with the consent of the owner during World War II so that the house will not be used as a Japanese garrison.) 



Related link - http://junvillegas.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-ruins-negros-occidental.html

2. Corregidor, Manila Bay (destroyed by the Japanese bombardment during World War II) 



Related link - http://junvillegas.blogspot.com/2013/01/independence-day-tour-corregidor-and.html

3. Cagsawa Ruins, Albay, Bicol (destroyed by Mt. Mayon's eruption in 1814)




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4. Fortune Island, Nasugbu, Batangas (not properly maintained by the owner)

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5. Song-Song Ruins, Batanes (destroyed by a tidal wave/tsunami in the 1950s)


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Related link - http://junvillegas.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-captivating-and-stunning-beauty-of.html

6. Old Guiob Church Ruins, Camiguin (destroyed by Mt. Vulcan's eruption from 1871-1875)




Related link - http://junvillegas.blogspot.com/2012/11/mesmerized-in-camiguin.html


7. Pindangan Ruins, San Fernando City, La Union (destroyed by an earthquake in 1892)

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8. Old Taal Church, San Pascual, Batangas (destroyed by Taal Volcano's eruption in 1754)




9. Banza Chruch Ruins, Butuan City (The oldest church ruin in the island of Mindanao. Built in 1625 and destroyed by the Moro pirates in 1753)

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10. Old Tanauan Municipal Hall, Batangas (destroyed during World War II)
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5 comments:

  1. The Old Taal ruins is in San Nicolas,Batangas sir

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  2. The one in Fortune island is not really a ruins.It was built by Tony Leviste as a feature or design for his former and old resort

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  3. The one in Tanauan is no longer a ruins.It was rebuilt and now houses the Tanauan Museum

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  4. The one in Tanauan is no longer a ruins.It was rebuilt and now houses the Tanauan Museum

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  5. The one in Fortune island is not really a ruins.It was built by Tony Leviste as a feature or design for his former and old resort

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