Getting thrilled in the City of Smiles! :)))))))

Here’s a 4-day itinerary for an awesome visit to the City of Smiles!

Day 1: Bacolod City (of Smiles), Manokan Country, Baywalk, Pope John Paul II’s tower.

Day 2Mambukal Resort, The Ruins, ChinaTown, Bacolod City Hall, Provincial City Hall, SM City Bacolod.

DAY 3: Panaad Park and Stadium, Bong-Bong’s Pasalubong, Hinigaran.

DAY 4: Balay Negrense, El Ideal Bakery, New Silay. Whattatrip! :-D

Now, it’s time to see a little bit more of the city. According to Wikipedia, Bacolod comes from the word bakolod, meaning a small hill. With around 500,000 inhabitants, it is the 17th most populous city in the country.

The Bacolod City Government Center replaced the Bacolod City Hall and is open to public. It features a huge building of Western style and a big round fountain.

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Bacolod City Government Center
Bacolod City Government Center up close
Bacolod City Government Center up close
Exhibition of recycled materials
Exhibition of recycled materials
Exhibition of recycled materials
Exhibition of recycled materials

 

Not far from the center is the Capitol Park and Lagoon. It was getting pretty dark when we walked towards the park, but we still managed to get there safely. We even passed by some attractions you might want to visit during the day: the Negros Museum and the Provincial Library of Negros Occidental.

Library and museum on the way to the lagoon
Library and museum on the way to the lagoon

Right in the heart of the city is the provincial capitol of Negros Occidental. The Romanesque building served as the headquarters of the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II, and is considered the “most impressive building” in the city.

The capitol
The capitol

Across the capitol building is a beautiful lagoon where the famous statue of a man pulling a carabao is located.

The golden carabao and farmer statue
The golden carabao and farmer statue
The lagoon
The lagoon
Across the lagoon
Across the lagoon
Exhibition of recycled materials
Exhibition of recycled materials

Day 2 was very tiring for us, but also educational and fun! So after a lot of sightseeing, we went to Bacolod Chinatown and SM City Bacolod for some refreshments and movie-watching!

Bacolod Chinatown
Bacolod Chinatown
My aunt and uncle
My aunt and uncle

Lots and lots of fun in the City of Smiles! Up next is Day 3 of our little February escapade in Negros Occidental. See you and God bless!

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One thought on “Getting thrilled in the City of Smiles! :)))))))

  1. I recently went to Bacolod for a short over the weekend escapade and be here too but I wan’t able to see your iti ahead of time I thus I might have an awesome holiday like this. Nonetheless, the city of smile is always been a sweet escape!

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