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Discover Eastern Samar

HOMONHON ISLAND

Location
Southeast of Guiuan, 60 nautical miles from Tacloban City
Description
Tiny island where Ferdinand Magellan and his men first set foot on Philippine soil on March 16, 1521; viewing of the historic Magellan plaque/marker.

SULUAN ISLAND

Location
Guiuan, E. Samar
Description
The First Pilipinos who made contact with Magellan lived here; has sandy beaches.

TUBABAO ISLAND

Location
Guiuan, E. Samar
Description
Where the White Russians of the IRO (International Refugee Organization) stayed immediately after World War II.

NAVY 3149 BASE

Location
Ngolos, 23 kms. from the town proper of Guiuan
Description
Base of the American soldiers of WWII; commands a view of the Pacific Ocean.  Base of the "Enola Gay" (B-52 Bomber) which dropped the first atomic bomb on August 7, 1945 in Hiroshima, Japan.

SULANGAN BEACH

Location
24 kilometers from the town proper of Guiuan
Description
Habitat of the world famous "Golden Cowrie"; ideal site for deep sea fishing, scuba diving; multi-colored school of fishes is a common sight.

CHURCH OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION

Location
Guiuan, E. Samar
Description
A 16th century church with its entire structure still preserved including old relics of "santos", hand carved altars and doors.

HAMORAWON SPRING

Location
At the heart of the town of Borongan.
Description
A natural spring said to be miraculous.  This spring, as the Boronganons say, is full of legend that whoever takes a bath in this cool spring especially foreigners, will surely go home with a Boronganon wife.  Around this spring is Spanish-built stone wall.

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For more information, contact:

DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM
Regional Office No. VIII
GF, Foundation Plaza Bldg.
LP Resort Compound
Magsaysay Blvd.
Tacloban City - 6500
Leyte, Philippines
Tel. #:  (63+53) 321-2048
                         321-4333
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e-mail:
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