Retreat, relax, meditate, and indulge are the four words to describe Bugallon. The town highlights various activities spanning the horizon, waiting to be explored, just like a carabao walking through the plains as it goes to work.
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Right beside its town hall lies a huge statue depicting a farmer along with its carabao looking over Bugallon. This statue not only represents the booming welfare of the town, but also the main trait of its citizens: genuine hard workers with so much love to give for Bugallon and its visitors. Bugallon’s history goes back to 1719, when the town was originally called “Salasa”. Eventually the town was renamed after the town’s hero, Major Jose Torres Bugallon, who bravely fought during the war in 1899. Bugallon embodies vast opportunities for its population and tourists due to its vast open lands and hidden beauties of nature. Hills untouched by the city life and calm lands promote rest and relaxation, while various restaurants, markets, and resorts offer different options for tourists who came to explore what Bugallon has in store. Religion is a huge part in Bugallon. It offers tourists and Bugallon residents a place for meditation and rekindling one’s self with the Lord. Its oldest church, Salasa church, gives out a heartwarming vibe upon entering its halls. Overlooking Bugallon is a huge statue of Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary, which can be found inside the Pilgrimage retreat of Mt. Zion. One of the figures, which surprisingly strikes similarities with the Christ the King statue in Rio de Janeiro, gives out a symbol of hope and belief for the Bugallon faithful. Aside from Bugallon’s historical destinations, Bugallon can be found sporting water activities by the river. Watersports such as dragon boat races, and dinners by the river are found at the Riverside Resort and Restobar. Retreat, relax, meditate, and indulge are the four words to describe Bugallon. The town highlights various activities spanning the horizon, waiting to be explored, just like a carabao walking through the plains as it goes to work.