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Batanes Ruins of Songsong, A Personal Favorite Destination Of Mine

Batanes is an archipelagic province in the Philippines situated in the Cagayan Valley region. It is the northernmost province in the country, and also the smallest, both in population and land area

Batanes has become one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in the country. The relatively isolated islands of the Batanes, the home of the resilient and welcoming Ivatans, with its rolling hills, subtropical climate, ancient cultures, good food, windswept traditional stone houses, and breathtaking landscapes and seascapes which perhaps make it one of the prettiest corners of the world. Its refreshingly chill vibe is unique from the other famous island destinations in the country. Whether it'll be your first time to see the country's northernmost province or you're planning to come back to rediscover the place, Batanes has plenty of spots that are worth your time.

RUINS OF SONGSONG is located 23 kilometers from Basco and 3 kilometers away from the town. A tidal wave ravaged this small village in the 1950s; the houses were damaged beyond repair and leaving its residents to abandon their town. 

Today, a portion of the rows of houses in the village had already been surrounded by high bushes and greeneries. Flowers dot the sides of the house, almost covering its entirety. It’s one of the highly-recommended tourist spots to visit in Batanes. 

A handful of the ruins had been restored and occupied by the descendants of the original owners who now maintain the beauty of the site. Other locals are also returning to some of the habitable ruins in the site. Although some areas of the barangay had been closed to the public because of possible accidents, most of the sitio is still accessible to tourists. Going in Sitio Songsong is a one-of-a-kind travel experience to see the tragic past and hopeful present. 

Here are some pictures of The RUINS OF SONGSONG:

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