Discovering Baler: Going Around Town Part II

Philippines, Baler Guide (B): Discovering Baler: Going Around Town Part II

Just across the Aurora Aragon house is the Baler Church, the site of the Siege of Baler. It was a turning point in the history of Baler when Filipinos rose against Spanish colonizers. In the end, the Filipino troop emerged victorious.

The Museo de Baler provides an account of Baler’s rich history as well as artworks by local artists. Entrance fee is a minimal Php60 per head.

We drove to the nearby town of San Luis to see another attraction — a 600 year old Balete Tree standing proudly in the middle of the park. Before proceeding to have your photos taken, you have to pay a minimal entrance fee of Php10 per head.

There are personnel inside the park who can assist you with your photographs. They are very well-versed when it comes to using the Panorama setting of a smartphone or camera.

Our last stop was Ditumabo Falls, also known as Mother Falls, in the town of San Luis. Normally, tricycles and cars are allowed until the beginning of the trail to the falls. However, during our visit, the road was under construction so it was passable only by foot. Thus, we had to add an extra 30 minute trek to the actual 45 minute hike to the falls. At the start of the trail, do check out the small hydroelectric power plant which supplies electricity in Aurora. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Discovering Baler: Going Around Town Part II
Guide Location: Philippines » Baler
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Baler Church   Museo de Baler   Balete Park   Ditumabo Falls aka Mother Falls  
Author: Ivan Jose
Read it on author's website: https://ivankhristravels.com/discovering-baler-going-around-town/