PRONY THE PYTHON
Prony the python is recognized by 2011 Guinness World Records as the longest python in captivity. She was captivated in a local cemetery in 1996 and now lives in a steel cage owned by its captor, Sofronio Salibay, in Alburquerque, Bohol
What sets visiting Prony the Python different from other zoos is its caretaker, Marimar. Marimar performed a unique and “death defying” song and dance number as an introduction to the tour.
Prony the Python Charges:
- Entrance Fee – 20.00 / pax
Off to our second to the last destination for the day, we went to Baclayon Church or Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. Baclayon Church is one of the oldest churches in the country with records showing that it was built in the late 15th century. It was built by locals forced by Spanish regime to gather coral stones, cut to blocks and pile together.
Baclayon Church has been a steady symbol and witness of Bohol’s history but another interesting thing about the church is an image of the saint that mysteriously appeared in one of its exterior side walls. We were not able to go inside the church since it was closed.
Baclayon Church Charges:
BLOOD COMPACT SITE
Our last destination was another historical site in Bohol – The Blood Compact Monument. Blood compact monument is the site where the Spanish explorer, Miguel Lopez de Legazpi and the then chieftain of Bohol, Datu Sikatuna performed “Sandugo” or Blood Compact as a sign of their friendship.
Blood Compact Site Charges:
This article is one of my 13-part Bohol travel series. For more Bohol reads, check-out these links:
- 4Days/3Nights Bohol Itinerary
- A Magnificent Welcome at Mag-aso Falls
- Delving in Dauis Church and Hinagdanan Cave
- Everything Organic at Bohol Bee Farm
- Ultimate Relaxation at Panglao Island Nature Resort and Spa
- Dumaluan Beach Resort: Affordable Bohol Accommodation
- Navigating Chocolate Hills with an ATV
- The Shiphaus, the Butterflies and the Forest
- Charmed by the Endemic Species
- Cruising and Flying Through Loboc River
- Triple Treat in Bohol Sea: Dolphin-Watching, Balicasag Island, and Virigin Island
- An Afternoon in Bohol Beach Club