Iligan Church – Chinese Inspired Design

The Resurrection of the Lord Parish in Iligan City, Philippines.
The Resurrection of the Lord Parish in Iligan City, Philippines.

Resurrection Church is one of the churches in Iligan City. Its Design is a Chinese inspired theme. The red color of the church including its design are inspired with the Chinese tradition. The doors of the Church is design like red gate doors in the forbidden city in Beijing, China. When you are going to have a vacation in Iligan, try visiting the church as the church really looks beautiful. The church as well really nice to visit for the believers because of its solemnity. It is very solemn because it is located outside the city traffic, though, its location is still inside the city proper. The complete name of the church is Resurrection of the Lord Parish. This church is being handle by Spiritan Priest and built by the Filipino Chinese Community in Iligan City. A lot of parishioners wanted to have their wedding in this place because the beauty of the church is very lovely to look. However, you must have a blood of a Chinese to avail the wedding ceremony of the Church. The beautiful red color would create more romantic of the wedding and this manifest with the pictures taken during the wedding. So, when you come to Iligan, visit this church, not only to pray but to take pictures as well. Welcome to Iligan!

Iligan Main Streets

In every place there is always what we call as the main street or the major street. We call it main street as not only all public utility vehicles are routed in that street but also major establishments are located. Iligan is not the exemption. Iligan has also major streets. To mention a few are the national highway which named as Bonifacio Avenue and Roxas Avenue. These two avenues are connected to each other, both of them are national highways. There are also considered as main streets but not part of the the National highway. They are the Quezon Avenue, the Aguinaldo Street, and the Badelles Street. The busiest part among the tree is the Quezon avenue, especially during rush hour. Rush hours are during 7am up 9am, 11am to 2pm and 4pm to 6pm. Though, the other hours are not considered rush hours but this street is always busy but not as busy during the rush hour. Look at the pictures below. The first picture is a google map. I encircle the area which I have taken picture and the pictures are available following immediately after the map.

The red circle is the area where the Photographer took picture following this picture.
The red circle is the area where the Photographer took picture of the photographs below.
Quezon Avenue during the morning. The busy bank of BDO adds more traffic on the street as they have limited parking space.
Quezon Avenue during the morning. The busy bank of BDO adds more traffic on the street as they have limited parking space.
Taken in the side of Quezon Avenue. The Bank of Philippine Islands also adds traffic in the area as the bank has also no enough parking space. The other side is the St. Michael's College. Student of the school as made the area so busy.
Taken in the side of Quezon Avenue. The Bank of Philippine Islands also adds traffic in the area as the bank has also no enough parking space. The other side is the St. Michael’s College. Student of the school as well made the area so busy.

How to go to Iligan?

I have mentioned in my previous article that Iligan is advantageous as regards to transportation. This is because Iligan is very near to the basic transportation via seaport, airport, and bus terminals. So, coming to Iligan is not a problem. I will teach how you can reach Iligan, if you are now decided to see the grandeur of the City of Majestic Waterfalls. Let me enumerate the ways on how you can come to Iligan. This would depend on where are you from before you come to Iligan City.

1. Via Airplane. With the advent of the low cost carrier, majority of us wanted to go on vacation through airplane. Airplane passengers are increasing everyday. If your place of origin is abroad, what you should do is book your ticket to Manila, your port of entry. Majority of the foreigners before travelling to local destination in the Philippines must stop at Ninoy Aquino International Airport then get another plane to Laguindingan Airport. There are several airports now like airports in Subic, Cebu, and Caticlan, could be your port of entry but that would depend on your destination and Airline that you are boarding. If you are in a different port of entry, the same thing you will do, get a ticket to Laguindingan Airport then take a bus, shuttle, or taxi to iligan. Bus and Shuttle are cheaper. It will cost you around Php100 to Php200. But if you will take by taxi, it will cost around Php1900 to Php2500 including your tip to the taxi driver.

airplane

2. Via Seaport. Iligan has also its pier. The city has several piers but only one passenger pier. The rest of the piers in Iligan are utilised as cargo pier of the big companies in transporting their products to Manila, Cebu, and other places. The only problem, if you will come to Iligan via seaport is the schedule is not daily. There is no everyday schedule of ferries in Iligan. But if you really enjoy taking ferries then you can wait for the schedule of ferries. There are several ferry companies that can serve you in coming to Iligan. You can take Cokaliong or maybe Superferry.

3. Via Land Transfer. You can also come to Iligan via land transfer. You can even travel from Manila to Iligan by bus. However, it will take you around 36 hours of travel but if you love adventure and better scenery you can go riding a bus from Manila. All you need to do is get a ticket of a Bus from a Philtranco Bus Company. I think this is the only bus company that travel from Manila down to General Santos City, but you will stop in Cagayan de Oro and take another bus from Cagayan de Oro to Iligan. If you are also from Zamboanga City, you can also take a bus from Zamboanga City to Iligan. Travel to Iligan City via bus is 24 hours in a day. So, you have no worries to sleep in terminals. You can take your nap inside the bus.

Andres Bonifacio Avenue of Iligan City
Andres Bonifacio Avenue of Iligan City

I hope this short article would help guiding you in your interest in taking a vacation in Iligan City – The City of Majestic Waterfalls. Welcome to Iligan!