11 April 2011

Panaad Park: Touring Negros Occidental in a Day, Going North Part 1

Every year, the Panaad sa Negros Festival is always flocked by both local and international tourists to witness the week long celebration of  the "Mother of All Festivals".  Aside from the food and the activities lined up for the whole celebration, one of the reason that people purposely flock the Panaad Festival are the booths of different towns and cities of Negros Occidental.
I took the liberty to take photos of all the booths and what's in store for the visitors. To all Negrosanons on the other side of the planet, I hope these photos can make you feel like you've have been here celebrating the festival with us.

Let me start from my very own city, Bacolod City, then we''ll head north.  Okay?  Enjoy as I tour you around the Panaad Park.

BACOLOD CITY - dubbed as the City of Smile, the capital city of Negros Occidental, home of the Masskara Festival and the famous Chicken Inasal (grilled chicken).
The Balay Bacolodnon sa Panaad booth is a fusion of the old and new Bacolod., with the plaza gazebo and bandstand as icon of the city's old world charm and the New Government Center as symbol of the modern City of Bacolod surging ahead.

This giant mask greets the visitors on the entrance of Bacolod booth.

TALISAY CITY - Home of the famous landmark, The Ruins.

This booth is a replica of "Balay ni Tana Dicang" (Home of Tana Dicang), the Lizares Ancestral House.

SILAY CITY - the seat of arts, culture and ecotourism in Western Visayas, the Paris of Negros, it is where the New Bacolod-Silay airport located. My favorite booth.

Their booth  displays antiques from the old Silay and it's the only booth that is air-conditioned I think.

Do you still remember how to use this one?

And oh! They also have a basement for more displays.

Yep, yep, yep. An original One Peso paper bill.

E.B. MAGALONA - this town is famous for its blue crabs and quality cauldrons or "caldero".

VICTORIAS CITY - home of the world class quality sugar milled by VMC or Victorias Milling Company.

I have to stop from here or else it would take time to load all the pictures. But don't worry, the continuation for this is coming up. =)


marikoy said...

Grabe, ginkarir gid ang pagcover sa Panaad Festival eh. Baskog ang kwarta sang una. Hehehe.. Hay, EB Magalona booth... I remember selling some stuff there six years ago, with some classmates. Sadya man to nga raket.

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