Have you heard of the famous Cristo Redentor or Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil? If yes, isn’t one of the greatest statue ever? I wanted to see that with my own eyes, but having to travel to Brazil will sure cost me a lot. So luckily when we had our vacation in the Philippines, we got to see the Statue of the Risen Christ. A thirty-foot statue that resembles the one in Brazil, read rest of the Monasterio de Tarlac in Wiki [here].
I didn’t have to book a flight to Brazil to see the statue and I know it’s not the replica of it, but hey it’s similar to the one they have in Brazil. Right? The municipality of Tarlac City has its own rendition of the said statue.
Monasterio de Tarlac is located at San Jose, Tarlac City, Philippines. The trip from the city itself to the place was about an hour or less and I’m telling you it’s totally worth the hike!
It was my first time on the place and I absolutely loved it. The place was so serene and it’s one of Tarlac City’s famous tourist spot. I was lucky and able to capture the mountains and something from the mountains. I fell in love with the place and can’t stop looking at the photos I took. We are lucky that we had a nice warm weather when we visited the place and the place was not full of tourists.
Upon the hour or less drive on the mountains, we got to see the man-made rice terraces like and it’s so much beautiful when you got to see it in your own eyes. No photo though, because we didn’t stopped for it. :p
There wasn’t a mass going when we arrived at the place, but what surprised us was the Christmas tree made with star lanterns. And were lucky that we got to hang up a lantern for the Christmas tree and we got to make it with our personal touch.
We decided to write down our names and names of our sisters’ boyfriends and their family. It was a fun experience and one thing I will never forget.
One of the best trip I had in 2016, plus it’s a trip with the whole family where we got to experience new place and just enjoy the serene place.
I had a video footage of the whole trip, but decided not to upload it since it was a bit shakey and the quality isn’t good. But I hope you enjoyed the photos ~
Disclaimer: Photos were all mine and edited using VSCO app.
For more information about Monasterio de Tarlac, visit their links:
Address: Mt. Resurrection Eco Park, Brgy. Lubigan, San Jose, Tarlac, Philippines (via Wiki)