Magalang

History shows that the town of Magalang was previously located in areas close to the water, only for its people to be forced to relocate each time due to strong flooding. It’s no surprise then that Magalang eventually found its place near one of the volcanoes in the province of Pampanga, Mount Arayat.

As the northern half of the volcano and its summit are located within the boundaries of the town, Magalang is a favorite among those who enjoy hiking and mountain climbing. At the foot of Mount Arayat, you can find the first of fourteen life-sized statues depicting the Stations of the Cross that are part of Banal na Bunduk Dalan Ning Krus (Holy Mountain Way of the Cross), a popular destination especially during the Holy Week. As you progress, each station is located further up the mountain and reaching the last station means that you are only a short hike away from the summit and the panoramic view of the lush forests and farmlands that it brings.

The Woodland Airpark Talimundok is also found with the premises of Magalang’s half of Mount Arayat. Be a pilot for a day and take part in a trial instructional flight with one of the experienced pilots of the Angeles City Flying Club.

Magalang also has its share of historical landmarks as two of the three watchtowers that were built in the town during the Spanish colonial era still stand in the barangays of Santa Cruz and San Isidro. Tourists can also visit the multiple ancestral houses in the area, such as the Don Andres Luciano House, which has a botanical garden named after the two wives of its original owners, and the Rivera House, which was used as the quarters of the Japanese soldiers during World War II.

Looking for peace, relaxation, and good local cuisine? Check in at Abe’s Farm in Barangay Ayala and de-stress in the in-house spa or spend the night in one of the Ifugao-style huts. Drop by the E. Aguilar Cruz Museum for a glimpse of the family history of owner Larry J. Cruz and his father before satisfying your hunger in the restaurant. Binukadkad na Pla-Pla is a house specialty that serves butterflied fried fish with a side of vegetables.

Those with adventurous stomachs can try the betute or fried garden frogs, a favorite dish of the Kapampangan, and the arobung kamaru or sauteed field crickets. Finish of your meal on a sweet note with sikreto ni Maria, a cold treat of vanilla ice cream, glutinous rice, and mangoes.

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