Leyte blooms with ‘16,000 blossoms’ in Baybay City’s newest tourist attraction

On top of a hill overlooking Camotes Sea, BayBay City’s newest attraction entices tourists with 16,000 LED roses. PHOTO: Facebook/Discover Baybay City

Ever heard of Baybay City? After this post, you’ll probably be seeing it all over your feed.

On June 14th, Baybay City in the Visayan province of Leyte officially launched “16,000 Blossoms” — the newest tourist spot in the province. It features over 16,000 white and red LED roses installed at Lintaon Peak, overlooking the breathtaking Camotes Islands and the seas.

The red and white roses spell out “I [heart] Baybay.”

By day, tourists can take unlimited selfies and photos of the picturesque rose field and the view of Leyte Cordillera, Camotes Sea, downtown Baybay City, and the rolling meadows of Lintaon Peak. At night, the roses light up the field with an ethereal glow. Talk about Instagram-perfect!

Baybay City Mayor Carmen L. Cari unveiled the attraction earlier this week, but basic tourist facilities (ex. Tourist Information Center, view deck pavilion) are still under construction. They decided on 16,000 roses to represent the charter day of Baybay City, which falls on June 16.

According to Discover Baybay City’s Facebook post, 16,000 Blossoms “is part of Baybay’s tourism development plan. A giant statue of the Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, about 8-stories tall, will soon be built on the site… Lintaon Peak is eyed to be a pilgrimage site in the region, considering that it’s just few meters away from Saint Anthony de Padua Parish in the village of Pomponan, one of Eastern Visayas’ favorite destinations for pilgrims.”

Security personnel and the Philippine National Police will be patrolling the area to ensure safety of locals and tourists enjoying the spectacular view.

For more information on 16,000 Blossoms and how to get to Baybay City, check out Discover Baybay City.


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