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Central Visayas Travel Guide

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Central Visayas is the centrall region of the Visayas group of islands in the Philippines. It lies between Western Visayas and Eastern Visayas regions. The region is a destination for beachcombers and historic landmarks which dates back to 1521.

The island of Bohol is popular for Korean tourists while Cebu is popular to Japanese business and leisure travelers. Malapascua, just north of Cebu, is a premier dive destination with on eof the best beaches in Southeast Asia.

The pioneering Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan was killed at the historic Battle of Mactan, now Lapu-lapu City, by local chieftain Lapu-lapu in the year 1521. A shrine in Cebu City was built in memory of his death centuries later.

Traces of ruins of the oldest urban center in the Philippines, the walled city in Cebu, was built by the Spanish colonizers in the 16th century. The walled city of Intramuros was patterned after this walled fortress.

Sinulog Festival in Cebu City is the region's most popular religious cultural event.

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