Saturday, December 07, 2013

Coron : Views from Mount Tapyas

Town Below

The Cross of Mount Tapyas is one of the most prominent features of Coron. At day time, you can see this white structure from the town proper and at night, it is all lighted-up that seems to symbolize protection for the islands. There are 742 steps leading to the top with many pit stops in case you need to catch your breath. Once on top, you will have magnificent 360 view of Coron and nearby islets and islands.

These photos were taken before Yolanda hit Coron. Sadly, the Cross was destroyed by the recent typhoon. But make no mistake about it, the Coron people will do every effort to see to it that the Cross will rise again and will once again symbolize faith, hope and strength of the people of Coron.

View of the Town Proper

Coron Port

Once There Was A Cross

Green Slopes

Head of the Sleeping Giant

742 Steps

One of the Many Surrounding Islands

Foggy view of the Sleeping Giant

This post is my contribution to Our World Tuesday, do visit other amazing places by clicking the link.


  1. Sure kang 742 steps yun? Nakakalula kahit sa picture palang.

    Merry Christmas too! :)

  2. That is a lot of steps, but the view would be worth the climb! Beautiful captures, Oman, as always! Thanks for sharing as always! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!!

  3. Wala na yung Cross ngayon dyan di ba?

    1. Sabi ni Oman nasira nga daw. Basa-basa pag may time LOL

    2. Grabe makareact kino-confirm nga lang eh. Wala sana basagan ng trip haha.

  4. 742 Steps? Mas mataas sa grotto ng Baguio, parang nakakapagod akyatin hihi.

  5. Yolanda will surely change tourism in the areas affected like Coron but I still tell my friends to continue visiting these places because people there need all the help they can get including money to be brought by tourists. I have booked mine this coming January.

  6. Last March hindi ako nakaabot sa taas lol wala kasing tulog tapos gutom na. Too bad wala na itong cross :|

  7. It has been one month since the typhoon devastated this place, although it is difficult, these places will rise again. Positive thoughts to the people of Coron.

  8. I hope that the cross will rise again. That's high!

  9. Looks like a very pretty place!

  10. A very beautiful view! It seems worth all the 742 steps!

  11. That is a very impressive view. I hate climbing steps, but my husband would be the first one up there.


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