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Butuan Highlands Adventure ~ Delta Discovery Park

DELTA DISCOVERY PARK

Now Offers the longest Zip Line rides in Asia. If you find zipping between hills and tree tops very kid stuff, try something a much better adrenaline popper - try the new Delta Discovery Park in Bonbon, Butuan City. Zip your heart out between mountains of virginal forests and savor the breeze of crisp mountain air kiss away all those fears and cares away. Zip Up !!

Delta Discovery Park

Delta Discovery Park

Delta Discovery Park

Delta Discovery Park

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Butuan’s Coffee Shops (Part 1)

CAFE CALIENTE

South Montilla Blvd., Butuan City

Caliente

Caliente

Caliente

COFI TALK

FSUU Bldg., JC Aquino Ave

cofi talk

cofi talk

cofi talk

LA CAFIZA FLEUR

JC Aquino Ave, fronting Butuan Doctors’

la cafiza

la cafiza

la cafiza

MARGIE’S KITCHEN CAFE

JC Aquino Ave., fronting PS Bank

margies

margies

margies

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Butuan Bright Skies

Sprawling acrross both banks of the mighty Agusan River is the 315.6 square miles of Butuan’s territorial land mass and making it one of the Philippines’ largest cities in terms of land area.  The City over the past years have grown its built up areas which now extends further north to Ambago and further west in Ampayon. Recently an ongoing highway project by the government in the southern part will enhance the city’s growth at its southern barangays in Bit-os towards Las Nieves.

Butuan Sprawl      

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Butuan ~ Sweet Life

Butuan Golden TaraMMMM…Mmmangoes…it is the sweetest tropical fruit in the Philippines. When you are in Butuan, head on to its Tabo-an open air public market. There you can find the freshest mangoes straight from Carmen.

Mangoes too can make an excellent mango pies, preserves and mango bars.

Harvest Butuan’s fruits o swetness Today at www.butuantoday.tumblr.com

Mangoes

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Butuan ~ Aiming for The Goal

Butuan Sun Shining ThroughLive..Work…and Play… Living in Butuan is a relaxing and stress free experience as compared to other parts of southern Philippines. With nice scenic destinations, interesting historical and cultural sites around, a stable and peaceful atmosphere plus good urban facilities for work, rest and recreation. Simple city life in Butuan is a pleasure worth living for.

Live the Life in Butuan today ~ www.butuantoday.tumblr.com

Aiming for The Goal at the new Timberlanes

Butuan Timberlanes

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Butuan ~ City Blooms

Butuan Golden TaraWhat used to be the city’s backwater riverfront is progressively being transformed into a cultural and historical show window. Along the barangays by the Agusan River’s western bank, a large clearing is being made to give way to an ambitious Boardwalk and Historical Park project. Designed by famous Philippine urban planner Jun Palafox, once finished the park shall be a relaxing point for residents and tourists alike to enjoy the views of the river and the Magsaysay Bridge. The park shall also feature canopy walks, play areas, open air stage and a few restos and shops.

Take a stroll in Butuan City Today ~ www.butuantoday.tumblr.com

Butuan Riverside

     Butuan Riverfront Garden  Butuan Riverfront Garden

photos owned by Joy Morano

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Butuan ~ Interesting Sites

Butuan Sun Shining ThroughThis is one of the Philippines’ oldest trees, a huge beautiful, green and blooming five  century-old natural wonder that can be found only in Magallanes. The Department of Tourism as well as the Department of Environment and Natural Resources last June 2008 officially declared this five hundred year-old Bitaog tree as the official Philippine Centennial Tree.

Ancient, yet still growing and blooming. Visit Butuan Today ~ www.butuantoday.tumblr.com

Philippine Centennial Tree

Tourists gather around the mighty base of the Philippine Centennial Tree

Philippine Centennial Tree

all photos owned by highlights.photo

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Butuan ~ Kingdom by The River

Butuan Golden TaraIn order to have a good grasp of what is Butuan City of Today is to have knowledge of its storied golden past.

More than five hundred years ago, the old Butuan poblacion site used to be located at the mouth of the Agusan River delta. It was a thriving settlement that has both comanding control of trade along the upstream communities of the river and the neighboring settlements along Butuan Bay. However, its deltaic location made it prone to inundation by the converging tides of the bay and the mighty river. To escape the perennial deluge, a second Butuan settlement was then built furher upstream to what is now known as Banza. However, the old town did not escape nature as waters from the river perennially submerged the low lying parts of the old settlement.

More than a hundred years ago, the old Butuan settlement was finally built further higher upstream to what is now known as Agao. Here, the old town further grew and became the template to an expanding, growing and rapidly urbanizing city that is the Butuan of Today.

The monument marking the ruins of  the cathedral in Banza

banza Church Ruins

The ancient remains of the Butuan cathedral now deeply entrenched within the roots of this old Balite Tree that now remains one of the living witnesses to the resilience of the kingdom that thrives by the mighty river.

Banza Church Ruins . Banza Church Ruins

Explore Butuan History today ~ www.butuantoday.tumblr.com

photo owned by Joy Morano

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Butuan Sweet Life

Butuan Sun ShiningWhat could be a better way of describing Butuan’s relaxing sweet life than its wide array of traditional food and delicacies. From exotic spicy kinilaw to this colorful display of desserts. Traditional delicacies here are mostly carbohydrate based and is usually eaten after a full meal or during meriendas… or maybe just anytime as long as that sweet tooth craves for more.

Most of them are made from mashed root crops, mixed with gata (coconut milk) and latik (thick sugary syrup) topped by either grated cheese or coconut meat.

Feast on Butuan Food today ~ www.butuantoday.tumblr.com

Puto Kutsinta, sapin-sapin, Puto kamoteng kahoy, cassave cake

Butuan Delicacies

photo owned by Leo Mascarinas

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Butuan ~ River Cruise

Butuan Golden TaraThere is a more interesting way of touring Butuan’s important historical sites ~ taking the Agusan River Cruise. A motorized boat ride starting from the riverine port in New Asia will take you upstream to the riverside barangays of Bit-os and San Vicente. There you can see from the river the newest structural marvel of the city, the Butuan Cable-Styed Bridge or the Disodado Macapagal Bridge. Along the ride, you can also see the various sawmills and wood processing plants where the bulk of the local economy used to depend on. Downstream, there you may pass by Banza, Butuan’s old poblacion during early Spanish period. It is here you can see the ruins of an old cathedral that used to be the focal point of the old poblacion.

Cruise your way to Butuan City today ~ www.butuantoday.tumblr.com 

Agusan River Rides

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Butuan ~ Street Views

Butuan Balanghai BoatThis is Montilla Boulevard, one of Mindanao’s longest boulevards, a six lane two way concrete thoroughfare that bisects the heart of the city’s busy commercial district. This five kilometer-long boulevard connects the suburbs of Obrero in the north to Villa Kanangga in the south. Here you can also find most banks, retail stores and some of the bigger schools of the city.  

let’s take a stroll at the boulevard today ~ www.butuantoday.tumblr.com 

file photo of North Montilla Blvd.   North Montilla Blvd. 

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Butuan ~ Sites

Butuan Golden TaraOne of the important part of ones travel itinerary when in Butuan should include a stop at the newly built Diosdado Macapagal Bridge or the Butuan Cable Stayed Bridge.

Built using Japanese technology in 2007, it is now considered one of the structural marvels of the country today. The bridge consists of a singular tower connected to both banks of the Agusan River by steel spans stabilized by steel cables. This two- lane bridge is also connected to a 13 kilometer roadway that now serve as the new by-pass highway that diverts cargo traffic volume away from the congested Butuan urban center interlinking with the Pan Philippine Highway in the east to that of the Butuan-CDO-Iligan Highway in the west.

Drop by and see this marvel in Butuan City Today ~  www.butuantoday.tumblr.com 

       Butuan Bridge

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