A Day Trip to the Islamic City of Marawi
|The Capitol Mosque located within the Lanao del Sur provincial capitol compound.|
After 5 days of hiking, waterfalls hopping, seeing seven out of 23 identified waterfalls in Iligan City, food trips and experiencing the City of Majestic Waterfalls, I together with some of the participants of WAT 1.0 had a sidetrip to Marawi City last September 31, 2012. It was my second time in Marawi, the last time I was there was in 2006 when I traveled from Cotabato City via Marawi to Cagayan De oro. It was only a quick visit that I haven't even step foot during that time. Marawi City is the only Islamic City in the Philippines with its population composed mostly of Muslims. So what did we do in Marawi City?
|Welcome to the Islamic City of Marawi. The city is almost an hour drive from Iligan City.|
|KM 0 in Marawi City|
|Served with Maranao food.|
|Darangen Dolls in their colorful and elegant Muslim costumes.|
|Holding a Darangen Doll, at the back is my dream car - bullet proof men!|
|With Darangen Doll designer - Mr. Sainuddin Moti.|
We then toured around the MSU Marawi Campus - Marawi Resort Hotel, the golf course located within the MSU Marawi campus, and the Khan Museum. We ended our visit in the Islamic City of Marawi by going to the local market called Padian for shopping and a quick tour at the Lanao del Sur provincial capitol and some of the mosques.
|Marawi Resort Hotel located within the MSU Marawi campus|
|One of the Torogan Cottages of Marawi Resort Hotel named after the T'boli Tribe of South Cotabato.|
|Inside the Khan Museum in MSU Marawi|
|Overlooking Lake Lanao from the MSU Marawi campus|
|The dome of the Islamic Center Mosque- one of the most beautiful mosque in Marawi City.|
|Did shopping in Marawi City!|