Miag-ao Church

This is part of our BIG trip or Bacolod Iloilo Guimaras trip. Our planned itinerary is posted here: Bacolod+Iloilo+Guimaras Itinerary

We're supposed to do a Silay tour on our fourth day but I think we got tired, so our last day was spent on visiting Miagao Church which is declared as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The details of this church is truly beautiful. It's worth the early long trip. I think we took about an hour to get here.

Here's a description of the church's facade from Wikipedia:
The central feature of the bas-relief facade is a large coconut tree which reaches almost to the apex. While an integral part of the Philippine landscape, the coconut tree is also the subject of lore. According to an old Philippine legend, the coconut tree was the only bequest from a loving mother to her two children, a tree which sustained them for life. On the church's facade the coconut tree appears as the "tree of life" to which St. Christopher carrying the Child Jesus on his shoulder is clinging to. The lesser facades feature the daily life of Miagaowanons during the time. Also depicted are other native flora and fauna, as well as native dress. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miag-ao,_Iloilo
If you have time to spare, you can visit Miag-ao church or go even farther to San Joaquin church (i think).

Meanwhile, more pictures. :)

This post is originally from http://sacurativo.blogspot.com

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