Destroyed churches, fault lines become tourist spots
MANILA -- Destroyed churches and fault lines that appeared in Bohol due to the killer quake have started to attract visitors and tourists.
Destroyed centuries-old churches and huge cracks served as a reminder of the devastation caused by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hit Bohol, Cebu and other provinces in the Visayas.
However, more than a week after the earthquake, tourists and even locals, are starting to visit these damaged structures to take pictures and to get a glimpse of the effects of the earthquake.
Tourists and visitors now flock to earthquake-stricken places in Bohol, like Maribojoc, Inabanga, Buenavista and Catigbian.
The local government of Bohol took notice of this trend and has decided to turn the ruins left by the earthquake into tourists attractions.
"Kahit sa catastrophe nagsimula 'yan, kaya nating mapakinabangan. Gagawa tayo ng tour routes sa mga ruins, para maikwento sa tao ang pinagdaanan namin," explained Bohol Governor Edgar Chatto.
Turning the ruins into tourist attractions is just one of the ways the local government of Bohol is doing to rise up from the incident.