MAGUINDANAO: DISCOVER THE HIDDEN BEAUTY!
Every adventurer must definitely take the time to explore the awe-inspiring, bountiful and historic countryside scenery the province has to offer. The province of Maguindanao has many natural attractions and tourist sites that are full of potential, just waiting to be tapped and rediscovered.
On some days when you crave for a great swimming adventure, or you simply want to spend the day out on a beach waiting for a setting sun to paint the horizon and spark the air with a sense of tranquility, pick the beaches and resorts of Maguindanao Province among your options. It has beaches in Parang such as Punta, Making and Zone and Kusiong Beach in Datu Odin Sinsuat, all of which will charm you with a splendid experience that one may never forget.
While the sights revitalize and soothes your body, the Marine Sanctuary in Parang, Maguindanao has a totally different and relaxing experience where exotic and multi colored fish, corals and other aquatic species are best for scuba diving.
Be astonished by the sacred spaces and beautiful interiors of the Blue Mosque (Masjid), a place of worship for the followers of Islam that will surely leave one in awe for its marvelous architecture. Accentuated by its color, the Mosque is a famous attraction and landmark in Parang that lies along Narciso Highway.
Bask in history as you visit Camp General Salipada K. Pendatun, a barracks named after the great Filipino Muslim statesman, lawyer, and soldier. Located at Parang, Maguindanao, it has been the sanctuary of many Filipino noble gentlemen-in-arms. If in search of golfing challenge, bring out the sportsman in you by playing in the picturesque view of the golf course inside the camp.
One of the Philippine Army’s Infantry units in Central Mindanao, the 6th Infantry Division, also known as the Kampilan Division, is housed in Camp B. Gen. Gonzalo H. Siongco located at Awang, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao. It has a momentary housing facility that is accessible, decent, convenient and affordable to all military officers, enlisted personnel, civilian employees and their dependents while on official or personal travel.
Indulge and feel the peace and solitude emanating from the Retreat – Shrine Ministry located at Tamontaka, Datu Odin, Sinsuat, Maguindanao. It presents an ideal getaway for people seeking spiritual healing and relaxation of both body and mind. The beautiful forest park with its cool trees, quiet grounds and outdoor benches which surround the area makes it a favorable place for prayer, reflection, and meditation.
Also situated at Tamontaka, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao, Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto strives to provide a welcoming presence and a scenic environment conducive to spiritual healing and recreation. With its Children’s Park, Retreat House and mini-zoo designed for the joy and leisure of the visitors, the Grotto is indeed an inviting destination for all.
Be astonished by the charm of the still unexploited Ligawasan Marsh that lies in the Mindanao River basin between the two provinces of Maguindanao and North Cotabato. With its rich natural resources, the marsh serves as a sanctuary of a great variety of aquatic wildlife.
If yearning for a great expedition, try mountaineering to enjoy the wonderful vista on top of Mount Biarong that overlooks the panoramic view of Upi municipality, known as “the Little Baguio” of the Province.
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The Blue Lagoon of Dinaig, Maguindanao
The Rawadin Farm and Resort River of South Upi, Maguindanao
The Kibucay Waterfalls of North Upi, Maguindanao
The Padang-Padang Adventure Park of Parang Maguindanao
The Liguasan Marsh of Pagalungan, Maguindanao
The Masjid Datu Paglas of Buluan, Maguindanao
The Masjid Asma’ul Hosna of Parang, Maguindanao
The Masjid Dimaukom or Pink Mosque of Datu Saudi Ampatuan, Maguindanao
The Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto of Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao
The Marayag Lake of Matanog, Maguindanao
The Ranao Pilayan Falls of North Upi, Maguindanao
The Scenic landscape in Tagudtongan, Parang, Magundanao
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