Yeeeey! I am so back!
So after a year, I finally get to visit again one of my favorite places in the country, Siquijor. I have been in love with the “island on fire” since the very first day set my foot on it.
Those who know me personally would know how much I am into beautiful old architecture and stone houses. Last year, my Siquijor trip was not completed because I was not able to visit the Lazi Convent since they are in the middle of renovating it.
Coming back here, visiting Lazi Convent is my number one priority on my to-do list.
The Oldest Convent in Asia
The Lazi Convent is one of the historical marks in the Philippines and is one of the largest and oldest convents built in the Spanish era. It is located in the quiet town of Lazi.
The Convent is made up of coral stone arches on the lower floor and the second floor is made up of sturdy wooden planks and the windows a colorfully stained glasses.
Its second floor holds a mini-museum where you can see a collection of old religious artifacts and old priests’ robes. There are also old photos of the convent hung on the wall.
Entrance fee is Php 20 only.
How to get there?
From Dumaguete City, you can ride Fast ferries or RoRo vessels for as low as Php 120. There are motorcycles for hire if you know how to drive or if not, you can commission a trike to take you to Lazi.
I must say that Siquijor is a must visit in the country to complete your Philippine experience.
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