Lamanok Island

Lamanoc is famous for its  limestone cliffs  and  flourishing plant life and wildlife. Check out  the  caves  and you’ll  find  old clay jars, several boat coffins  and  a  rock  shelter that contains graffiti  dated   during  the prehistoric  era.  Relics of prehistoric painting made using hematite painted on cave walls are observed, but age and meaning of these figures are unknown. The locals practice their  centuries-old  tradition   they  were accustomed to, such as offering gifts to a “diwatawhom,  according  to them,  is  the protector of the island. For the people of Lamanoc, the observance of such tradition will  bring  them abundant  food  harvest which is rooted in their strong ancestral  beliefs  even before  they were converted to Christianity by the Spaniards.

Badiang, Anda, Bohol

2 hours & 29 minutes travel

HISTORY

Lamanok Island can be found in the easternmost tip of Anda. It is underlain by massive to rubbly limestone deposits of the Late Miocene Sierra Bullones Formation. Prominent tidal notches can be observed around the edge of the island facing Bohol Sea showing dynamic movement of the sea during the Neogene Period. Large fossils such as giant shells protrude out of the limestone outcrops and cave walls (Figures B18 and B19). This section of the Anda Peninsula is also considered the seat of Bohol’s civilization as archaeological artifacts and burial sites of ancient settlers are preserved.

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