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Discover Davao City At It's Best

About 588 and 241 codified miles southeast Manila and Cebu City respectively is Davao City.

This metropolis is known to be the major municipality market in BIMP-EAGA which stands for Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East Asian Growth Area - or commonly known as the growth polygon. The metropolis is considered to be the largest in Mindanao in respect to the land area. In the country, it is considered to be one of the most developed and progressive cities having the busiest cargo centers because of its international airport and harbors.

Davao City - The City of Royalties

Davao City was nicknamed The City of Royalties or The Royal City because it has the existence of kings and queens, may not be persons but of nature. Waling-Waling for example is the Queen of the Philippine Orchid and they vastly thrive in Davao City. Durian, the King of Exotic Fruits can only be found in Davao. In this city you will meet the King and Grandfather of Philippine mountains - Mt. Apo. The king of Philippine atmosphere being the largest in the world is also found in Davao and this is no other than the Philippine Eagle.

Recently, Davao has emerged to be the business, investment and much as a tourism center for the whole southern Philippines. It takes pride of both its beaches and mountain resorts and probably for its attractive and breathtaking diving spots and highest mountain, the Mount Apo.

Beyond Royalties

The city is also rich in cultural and historical heritage. Having different dwellers, Davao has become appreciative of cultural differences and practices. A great number of Christians dwell in Davao, majority of them were Catholics. Thus, chapels and churches were all over the place along with temples, mosques and other places for worship.

Davao City is also known as Mindanao's Crown Jewel. Just like other cities all over the country, Davao City works on an economic scheme that is future and profit oriented yet protecting the interests of its consumers.

Economic progress of the city is upheld by the existence of vital establishments and infrastructure like the airport, harbors, roads, bridges, telecommunications, condos, malls and even hotels considered to be first-class rendering world class services. Some of the first-class hotels and inns include Marco Polo Hotel which is a five-star hotel, and the Waterfront Insular Hotel which is a four-star hotel. Three star hotels are also numerous such as Microtel Inn & Suites, Apo View Hotel, the Royal Mandaya Hotel, the Grand Regal Hotel, Grand Men Seng Hotel, Casa Leticia, Las Casitas Inn, Bagobo Hotel, Galleria Hotel and Tower Inn.

The city houses a lot of shopping malls and commercial hubs as well. Shoppers can choose from an array of shopping malls. Davao City has Aldevinco Shopping Center, DAMOSA Market Basket, Gaisano Mall of Davao, Gaisano Grand Citimall, Lachmi Mall, Makro, NCCC Mall Davao, NCCC Main, SM City Davao, Victoria Plaza mall, the China Town 168 Mall, the Davao Central Warehouse Club and the Robinsons Cybergate.

The city is also rich in tourism spots. Famous are the Battle Memorial, Camp Domingo Leonor, City Hall of Davao, Crocodile Farm, the Davao Museum, Davao Historical Society Museum, Fort of Datu Bago, Furukawa Plantation, and Gap Farm. You can also visit the Japanese Museum, Japanese Peace Memorial Shrine, Japanese Tunnel, Lon Wa Buddhist Temple, Memorial to a Brave Son, Mindanao Taoist Temple, Mintal Historical Marker, Mosques, Monument of Peace and Unity.

Davao City is also a place where you can find the following landmarks and destinations: The Museo Dabawenyo (a museum run and owned by the government), Old Japanese Houses, Osmena Park (a settlement of early Davaoenos), and the Ottha Kyosaburu Memorial Shrine. The Uyanguren Landing Site, the San Pedro Cathedral, Shrine of the Holy Infant Jesus of Prague, St. Mary of Perpetual Rosary, Talomo Beach (where guests can find sunken warships), Eden Nature Park, and the Philippine Eagle Center are also in Davao. With these interesting tourists destinations you will probably enjoy as you start your journey to discover Davao City at its best.


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