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Bahay na Bato Garden


Bahay na Bato Garden

The name translates to “Stone House” and it stood up to its name. Walking from the entrance to the house, guests are welcomed by stone carvings on the walkway, and even the path is made of stone slabs. One thing might catch the guests’ attention, though. There are a number of stone carvings with Korean characters in it.

The house was built in 2000 but was opened to public in 2014. It was supposed to be Dr. Edison and Dr. Purita’s rest house, but the local government intervened to open the gates to the public for tourism purposes. Korean architect Vong Kim designed the house and was instructed to design the house according to his likes. So that explains why Bahay na Bato features some subtle Korean characters.
Stone carvings are seen around the area. Some take the shape of humans, some take the shape of fishes, and some even look like phallic symbols.

Although it is adjacent to the beach, the guests won’t be able to swim due to its deep shoreline. Also, the shore consists of rocks and boulders instead of just sand. This adds to the ambience of the spot.
The entrance fee costs P20 only. Bring extra money in case you get hungry. The place has its own store that sells chips and cold beverages.

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