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Loay

Loay, officially the Municipality of Loay (Cebuano: Munisipalidad sa Loay; Tagalog: Bayan ng Loay), is a 5th class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 17,855 people.

Located at the mouth of the Loboc River, the municipality can be divided into a lower and an upper part. The lower part used to be called Canipa‑an because of the presence of nipa swamps in this part of the town, while the upper part is named Ibabao, being located on a plateau.

Top things to do in Loay

Visit the Holy Trinity Church

Another old and charming church, loay parish is located west of tagbilaran city, Bohol. The church is cruciform, has two facades: the older is decorated with low relief and the newer was apparently completed in the 20th century as its upper register is in reinforced concrete. The whole is surmounted by cement statues depicting the virtues.

The bell tower is a separate structure built at a short distance from the church. Like many Bohol churches the interior is painted with trompe o’eil and with Biblical scenes. The altars are in the Neoclassical style.

The bell tower is a separate structure built at a short distance from the church. Like many Bohol churches the interior is painted with trompe o’eil and with Biblical scenes. The altars are in the Neoclassical style.

Visit the Himontagon Hills

Himontagon Hills, also known as Morning Hills, is a scenic attraction located in the municipality of Loay in Bohol, Philippines. It is situated about 20 kilometers east of Tagbilaran City and can be reached via a short drive from the town proper.

Visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of the surrounding landscape, which includes rolling hills, verdant greenery, and distant mountain ranges. The area is also popular for picnics, as there are several shaded areas available for visitors to relax and take in the view.

One of the most unique features of Himontagon Hills is its morning mist, which blankets the hills and creates a mystical and enchanting atmosphere. The mist typically clears up by mid-morning, providing visitors with clearer views of the surrounding scenery.

Cruise on Loay River

The Loay River Cruise is a popular attraction in Loay, Bohol, providing visitors with an opportunity to experience the natural beauty and biodiversity of the river and its surrounding mangrove forests. The leisurely boat ride usually lasts for around an hour and a half, during which visitors can view and learn about the diverse flora and fauna of the region.

Along with the scenic views, the river cruise also offers visitors the chance to savor a traditional Filipino lunch, consisting of freshly cooked seafood and other local delicacies. Live music and cultural performances are often included, providing a complete cultural immersion experience.

Visit Museo ng Pamana at Kasaysayang Boholano

Museo ng Pamana at Kasaysayang Boholano is a museum located in the town of Loay, Bohol in the Philippines. The museum aims to preserve the history and cultural heritage of the Boholano people through its collection of artifacts, documents, and other historical items.

Visitors to the museum can expect to see a wide variety of exhibits, ranging from pre-colonial artifacts to more recent historical items. Among the items on display are traditional clothing, musical instruments, and religious artifacts, as well as documents and photographs that tell the story of the people and culture of Bohol.

The museum also features a collection of antique furniture and household items, providing visitors with a glimpse into the daily lives of Boholano families from past generations.

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Sites Information

Loay Tourism Address: Loay, Bohol
Contact Person: Brian Dejolde
Contact Number: 09301104907
Email Address: briandejolde08@gmail.com

 

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