Friday, June 10, 2011

Province of TARLAC

Go deep inside . . . TARLAC  where the unparalleled meets the unexpected!

Journey on . . .

Welcome to wonderful TARLAC !
The home to natural, historic, and cultural wonders.

  This special page is my manifest desire to promote our country’s tourism and keep my kababayan informed, visually guided, and updated about our wonderful Province of TARLAC

  I’m sure you will be fascinated by its breath-taking natural wonders abound and various recreational facilities and FUNtastic attractions.

    Delight yourselves in the exotic paradise of beauty, interest and adventure, and feel the pleasures of the people’s bayanihan spirit and hospitality.

    Come along and experience the finest things the province could offer. Be captivated by its people distinctive qualities.

   Discover and appreciate the works of creative local artists, their handicrafts and souvenir mementos.

   Experience our rich cultural heritage. Learn more about our culture, traditions, and colorful history.  

   Dine and savor our tasty distinctive foods, innovative cuisine with a homemade touch, and accompanied with personable and attentive service.

  Traveling taught me a few things; one of the most useful is that the best way to know more of our local kababayan is through its markets. 
   Visit its markets that serve the best in fresh fruits, organic vegetables and gourmet food items. Your shopping list will engorge with goodies to bring home. 

   Learn the best places to recreate, enjoy and cherish a truly fascinating experience, and much, much more. In short, here is Just the Best!

Here’s to a worthwhile provincial journey !

Mabunying paglalakbay para sa lahat !

City: Tarlac City

Anao                     Bamban                 Camiling                  Capas
Concepcion           Gerona                   La Paz                    Mayantoc
Moncada               Paniqui                   Pura                        Ramos
San Clemente         San Jose                San Manuel             Santa Ignacia


The Museo de Tarlac (Romulo Blvd): Contemporary Art, Occasional Exhibits.
The Museo de Tarlac (Capas): Exhibits on World War II
The Museo de Fuerzas Armadas, St. Michael’s Park, San Miguel, Tarlac City. Exhibits: Military History/Armaments, etc.

Church: O’Donnell Catholic Church. The Spanish façade/lining of centuries old acacia trees of this former Recollect mission (1857-1898) still visible).
Ancestral House: Tañedos of Gerona. Don Lazaro Tañedo was a captain in the revolutionary army and a close friend of Gen. Antonio Luna. The captain house, which is adjacent to the church of Gerona, was used by the general during his sojourn in Tarlac.

Ancestral House: Velascos of Victoria. Don Geronimo Velasco was a prominent figure in Tarlac revolutionary history, i.e., in the Makabulos provisional government, in local politics in Victoria, and in the revolutionary struggle. He was also a friend of Gen. Luna and it was said that it was in this house where the general stayed prior to his fateful trip in Cabanatuan on June 4, 1899.
Ancestral House: Morales of Moncada. Don Luis Morales was one of the early Governors and Senators of Tarlac province during the American period.
Cemetery: The camposanto municipio of O’Donnell (Patling) Capas still preserves its Spanish colonial period identity.


Bamban Hills: Site of the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes.
Mt. Pinatubo: Tarlac portion, via Bamban and Capas
Sacobia River – Lake: a by-product of the Pinatubo erruption.
Telatau (man-shaped):a massive totem-shaped rock in Sta. Juliana, Capas, Tarlac, within sight of the Pinatubo Mountain.
Crow Valley, in Sta. Juliana-Maruglo, Capas, Tarlac: site of the former Target range of the U.S. Air Force.
Labney, Mayantoc, Tarlac: the forest/mountain refuge of Gen. Makabulos.
Dolores Hot Spring in O’Donnell, Capas, Tarlac.
Kalaw Forest/Falls –Dueg, San Clemente and Mayantoc, Tarlac.
Lake Canarem, in Victoria, Tarlac.
Chico River, on the boundary of La Paz, Tarlac and Zaragosa, Nueva Ecija: with the makeshift stalls of ihawan on the road adjacent to the river banks.
Digos Padi – a pristine picnic ground of the Bolsa River in Moriones, San Jose, Tarlac. Meaning "priest’s bath" in Ilokano it was a favorite spot of the Spaniards friars who have evangelized the area on the 18th century.
Kamikaze memorial Shrine at Tarlac-Mabalacat Border.
Japanese Tunnels and Caves in Brgy. San Vicente, Bamban on the western side near the Zambales border.
Anao Quina Buntok Creek, Anao, Tarlac.
Bueno Hot Spring, Capas, Tarlac

Provincial Capitol

Province of TARLAC 

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