Monastery of the Transfiguration
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To sum it all up in one word: SURREAL
The facade gave me a sense of reflection. The entire place allowed inner contemplation.
Center of the solemn atmosphere is the pyramid church structure surrounded by nature. There is an astonishing view of the landscape. The interior is as humbling as the outdoor ambiance. It is built with wooden ceilings, hardwood seats, and glass doors. Everything is simply put together in a very minimalistic approach. The church observes proper attire and it's important to avoid wearing shorts or sleeveless shirts in entering the Monastery.
The Benedictine Monks established a souvenir shop for religious articles. It is the same store that supply the finest coffee in the province also popularized as the Monk's Blend. There are other local delicacies available at an affordable price.
The best souvenir that every traveler can receive here is the opportunity for momentary stillness. A visit to the Monastery is a great break away from the city, a serene place to meditate and veer away from the noise of daily life.
Monastery of Transfiguration is approximately 130km away from Cagayan De Oro, an ideal addition to CDO-Bukidnon itinerary. The location is a 15-minute drive from Malaybalay City via Sayre Hi-way.
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