Sunday, August 23, 2020

The Charming Town of Lucban

There are many old and rustic but charming towns in the Philippines. This main Philippine island of Luzon, South of Manila, is where you can see and experience the historical and cultural municipality of Lucban, Province of Quezon.

The place has a cool temperature and windy, with its best location at the foothill of mystical Mount Banahaw. Its coolness reminds me of Tagaytay Highlands, a weekend getaway mostly of people coming from Metro Manila.

At Kamay Ni Hesus Shrine

Sometime in the Summer of 2014, we had a great road trip from Manila to this charming town of Lucban to celebrate the Holy week. A soulful week to remember.

I'm always fascinated with old Spanish towns, and Lucban has a pleasant vibe of a rich and preserved colonial past. 

Truly fascinating!

Ancestral houses, centuries-old churches, and plazas feel like time travel with ancient Kalesa or Horse-drawn carriage on a narrow street.

At Kamay Ni Hesus Shrine

Known for their "Pahiyas Festival," the town of Lucban celebrates its bountiful agricultural harvest every 15th of May. That's a cultural and religious festival and incomparable.

I also appreciate that in Lucban, there's a nature-inspired resort and restaurant, which is a relaxing place for family bonding.


A restaurant with a natural background overlooking the golden rice field is rejuvenating. The water flowing on the swimming pool is flowing from nature's spring. Cool, clean and greenish-blue water, so refreshing.


 
At Kamayan Sa Palaisdaan


With the old town charm, delicious food, friendly people, natural landscape, and a relaxing ambiance, Lucban is just a little but charming town that has learned to appreciate and preserve its heritage and culture.


Living in the past meets living in the present. Living in peace with nature and be captivated by the culture.  

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