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Kadayawan Festival – 3rd week of August
A weeklong celebration of thanksgiving for nature’s abundant harvest, the Kadawayan is highlighted by a much-anticipated and famed grand floral parade and street dancing.
Sweet, creamy durian fruit is relished on its own, or used to flavor a wide variety of sweet edibles such as milk candy, biscuits, and ice cream. Due to its penetrating fragrance, transport of durian is quite regulated, so it’s best sampled right in Davao.
Towering 2,954 meters above sea level, Mt. Apo is the Philippines’ tallest peak, and home to over 272 bird species, 111 of which are not seen anywhere else, including the Philippine monkey-eating eagle. It is also a popular mountaineering destination.
Davao Riverfront Complex
The Davao Riverfront Complex offers a plethora of attractions, including the Davao Butterfly House, Tribu K’Mindanawan – an indigenous village showcasing spectacular fire-dancing – and the Crocodile Park, which features feeding time, educational talks, and other shows not just on the eponymous crocodiles, but an assortment of wildlife. Feeding time for humans offers more excitement still at the RiverWalk Grill, which serves Filipino cuisine and exotic fare such as croc- and ostrich-inspired dishes.
The Museo Dabawenyo and Davao Museum host galleries that explore and expound on the rich culture of local tribes and Muslim communities, along with historical landmarks, archives, and various artifacts.
Philippine Eagle Center
The Philippine Eagle Center is home to over thirty Philippine Eagles, and is at the forefront of efforts to preserve this noble bird, one of the world’s largest eagles and an important Filipino national symbol. The Center successfully raised the first Philippine Eagle hatched and bred in captivity; eighteen of its current flock are captive-bred, boding well for the continuance of the species.
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