Sidetrip after our year end climb 2012
After our 3 mountains Mt. Malipunyo, Mt. Manabu and Mt. Maculot before the year end sir Dennis guided us and using his motorbike going to Marian Orchard for about 20-30minutes of drive.
please visit my post: 3 mountains traverse our YEAR END CLIMB.
Marian Orchard is a park use for prayers, friends and family bonding, meditation and retreat house. It also hosts recollections and wedding reception. This place perfect place for Holyweeks
This place located at Barangay Malabanan Balete, Batangas near and adjacent of Lipa City. This park you can see a lot of different colorful flowers, animals and trees bearing fruits but prohibited to pick it. You can also see the statue of apostles of Jesus, Saints and the Station of the Cross.
The main highlight of this park the Sacred Heart Tower which is a replica of Brazil’s Christ the Redeemer, when you climb the tower, you can see a view of Taal Volcano. The place where you can unwind away from the city and can you feel the solemnity. sceneries were inspired by beauty religious shrines in Italy and other European countries.
The main entrance
Replica of Brazil’s Christ the Redeemer
Trail going to Station of the cross
Sto Niño Chapel
How to get there:
The easiest is via Levitown, The route is winding and descending. Along the way and after you pass by Barangay Bulacnin you will pass by a stretch of road where small backyard businesses sell pure honey. drop by a store named Queen's Honey
From Bus stop Lipa Batangas ride a jeep going to Tanauan then inform the jeepney driver drop-off point is Levitown you will notice the Gasoline Station (Caltex) from there ride again a jeep or trike going to Balete Batangas.
Entrance fee: 20.00
Parking fee: 20.00