For our Day 3 in Bohol, we had our Countryside Tour. It was definitely an exhausting trip but we had fun because we got to see the popular destinations in Bohol.
Our first stop is the Blood Compact Shrine or what they call "Sanduguan", the site plays an important history in the Philippines since it's the first treaty of friendship between the Spanish and the Filipinos.
...and then we passed by a 100 year old Balete tree. It has never been cut down since it is now part of Bohol's history.
Our next stop is the Baclayon Church, the unique thing about this church is that there is an image of Father Pio's face and Mama Mary holding Jesus (not pictured) that was naturally formed by it's walls. Amazing!
We also went to see their museum that features different figurines of Saints.
The next stop is the Phyton Sanctuary wherein there are two huge phytons that you can touch and take your picture, just like what I did on the photo above :) And that's my sister with an Iguana on her arms.
Aside from the phythons, you can also see different kinds of animals. Photo above shows an ostrich, tiger cat, a yellow snake and I forgot what's the name of that animal haha :P
Our next destination was the Tarsier Conservatory, wherein you get to see a tarsier... an animal which can only be found in the Philippines and believed to be the smallest primate in the world. Additional Info: In this conservatory, touching of these little creatures are prohibited.
Next is the Mahogany man-made Forest, we actually had hard time taking photos in the middle of the street because of the cars, so it was epic fail :P
Instead, I decided to take my outfit photos at the side of the street where it looks like there is an Autumn season in the Philippines and has a forest-like setting. Details about my outfit is at the last part of this post, so keep on reading :)
The next stop was the Simply Butterflies Conservatory Center, which we really enjoyed because of the funny tour guide and the butterflies are just too beautiful! I also had a great time taking photos of them since they're all over the place.
You can also touch and even put the butterflies on your hair... just like what I did!
And this Tarsier mascot will also greet you upon entering the conservatory. *Wako Wako*
Remember the unique houses featured in Rated K? Well, we got to see one of them! This is the famous Shiphaus in Bohol. The owner is a seaman and they turned their house into a ship-like, you can also go inside the house but then of course, you have to pay for the entrance fee.
Our second to the last stop is the Chocolate Hills, it is considered as the most famous tourist attraction in Bohol and the 1268 hills are covered with grass, which, at the end of the dry season, turns chocolate brown.
In order to see this amazing view, you should first climb the 214 steps... climbing just to get to the top was very exhausting but it was worth it.
We passed by the Hanging Bridge, we didn't really have the guts to cross this bridge.
Our last destination is at Loboc River wherein we had our lunch. As you see the serene view by the river, you also get to enjoy their food and singer inside the boat will keep you entertained. We also got to witness the local people's presentation when we had a stopover in one of their floating boats.
And that was the end of our Day 3 in Bohol! The last part of our trip will be published soon :) before I end this post, here's my outfit details:
Boater Hat: Online
Vest: Pretty in Pink (as seen on this post)
Floral Top: Primark UK
Denim Shorts: Pazzo
Studded Sandals: Primark UK