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Bacolod Travel Guide

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Bacolod is the capital city of the province of Negros Occidental. Known as the City of Smiles because of its Joei de Vivre, Mardi Gras like festival; the MassKara festival which is a spectacular vivid mix of dance, colour and music, not only it is known as the city of smiles but also the Land of Sweet people and it is also known for its culinary heritage where it is famous for its Chicken Inasal and sweet dessert treats.

Bacolod is one of the 13 cities in the province of Negros Occidental, it is the provincial capital of Negros Occidental and the center of commerce and finance in the province. To the east lies the town of Murcia while to the north lies Talisay city and to the south Bago City and to the west of Bacolod is where Guimaras Strait is located. Bacolod is then divided into Barangays or suburbs which can either be also considered as districts, the suburbs are then divided into subdivisions, actually Barangays are residential areas which consists of a community not less than 100 families.

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