Highly urbanized cityscapes do not commonly exude – and is not particularly synonymous to -old world charm. Few cities ever have the distinction of being a modernized and antiquated hub at the same time, and you are lucky enough if you ever happen to reside in one.
This means that it’s not all museums and archives that help recall the city’s colorful and historical past. It still continues its cultural practices that make up its distinct heritage known for many more generations to come.
Davao is such city and more. Apart from its highly urbanized image not to mention its massive land area making it the largest city in the Philippines, Davao City boasts of a rich heritage dating back to the Spanish era. The people of Davao are a very sturdy and resilient bunch too.
Whereas before it was able to initially resist the Spanish conquest and was just defeated much later on, the present remains reminiscent of the past too, with its people teeming with pride over their beloved city and the vigilance to maintain the peace and order of the metropolitan center.
To date, the history of Davao can also be best viewed in museums located all over the city – present reminders of the past in order to successfully join the global foray into the future for the coming generations.
There is the Davao Museum for those near the Lanang area, Philippine Women’s College’s Mindanao Folk Arts Museum in the Juna Subdivision Matina area, Davaoeño Historical Society Museum at Claveria and Magallanes, and Philippine-Japan Museum at Matsuo compound in the district of Calinan.
Such museums and other historical and cultural sites, not to mention the area where a few native settlers still reside, help keep the spirit of our inheritance alive.
History buffs that double as avid and frequent travelers must make a visit to this city. There are a lot of affordable hotels in Davao City to choose from, depending on the preferences and budget of the visitor. Davao hotels such as Jade Dragon’s Suites are categorized as an affordable hotel in Davao City but its basic amenities such as air-conditioned rooms, hot and cold shower, pabx telephone system and LED cable TV are at par with those that belong in the middle to the big leagues.
What Davao hotel offers basic first aid and blood pressure taking as part of its amenities? The offering is very unique and health conscious – a good indicator that an affordable hotel in Davao City can also keep up with the health related needs of its visitors too.
Indeed, Davao is a city rich in its cultural heritage amidst its continuous modernization. This is a city that must warrant a visit from keen travelers who want the most out of their buck. And certainly, Davao hotels are committed to fit budgets thus allowing you to explore the city further and to let the city have the opportunity to entice you into coming back.