Butuan

Butuan is a highly urbanized city and is the regional center of the Caraga Region. Formerly the capital of Agusan del Norte until the year 2000, the city is well-known for its museums and the traditional balangay boat.

The most famous one is the Butuan National Museum, showcasing Butuan’s history, culture, and its people throughout the years. In the Balangay Shrine Museum, there are remains and collections of coffins, gold ornaments, and the oldest known ancient balangay boats of Butuan. These boats were used in precolonial times for travel and trade.

In Mazzaua, Magellan held the first mass in the Philippines. The Blood Promontory and Eco-Park in Barangay Pinamanculan overlooks the Butuan and Masao River, where Butuan became a major trading port as early as the 10th century. There are also other notable landmarks such as the Banza Church Ruins, which is the oldest church in Mindanao, and the Diosdado Macapagal Suspension Bridge, said to be the longest bridge in Mindanao at three kilometers.

To those interested in archaeology and ancient history, go to Barangay Bonbon and explore the excavation site of the ancient kingdom in the city. In Butuan City, see the Bequibel Shell Midden and the Bitor Shell Midden, where a collection of man-made shells are found. History buffs should also see Magellan’s Anchorage in Barangay Masao.

To those who enjoy the outdoors, visit the Agusan River, take a walk in Guingona Park, hike in the Mt. Mayapay mountains, or simply relax at Masao Beach.

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