DISCOVER VALENCIA, NEGROS ORIENTAL

Valencia is a first class municipality in the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines. It is located 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) west of Dumaguete City, the largest city and capital of the province. The municipality voted as “the greenest and cleanest” town of Negros Oriental in 2007.

We used to live in Dumaguete for nine months and every Sunday morning we travelled to Valencia which is about 5 to 10 minutes ride for their  Sunday market. Valencia Sunday Market takes place at the municipality plaza.

Nearby the park, there are some small eatery and coffee shops owned by expats that offer breakfast and coffee.

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Oval Field
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The Municipality Church
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Sunday Market in Valencia
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A small park in Valencia
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A nice pathway
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Acacia Trees all over the plaza

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Valencia grows many kinds of plants, flowers and vegetables due to its cooler climate, because of this Valencia supplies most of the fruits and vegetables found in Dumaguete City and surrounding areas. Agriculture is the town’s main industry aside from geothermal energy.

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Large Cauliflower field
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Farmers of Valencia
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Cauliflower Plantation
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Here you could buy fresh cauliflower in a very cheap price like Php80.00 per kilo or USD 1.65

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If you are an adrenalin seeker  rock hopping and climbing, trekking the river of Forest Camp, Valencia  would be perfect for you. Forest Camp Valencia is a mountain resort about 20 minutes by tricycle (a three-wheeled motorcycle) from Dumaguete. Entrance Fee is Php80.00 per person with the money going for upkeep of the resort.

Forest Camp is a popular for picnic destinations. Cottages, picnic huts and rented tables scattered around the area for rent where you can lay down your picnic baskets and enjoy the day with your family and friends. The place has its own restaurant as well and a tilapia pond where you can fish for your own lunch. You just have to pay your catch and have them steamed or grilled for you by the staff.

The place also offer accommodation for those who wish to stay over night or a days in the mountain resort.

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If you want to escape from the hustles and bustles of big city life. Why not plan a vacation here someday? Include Valencia in your next destination and you would surely enjoy the simplest life and close to nature.

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10 thoughts on “DISCOVER VALENCIA, NEGROS ORIENTAL”

  1. These are some beautiful photos. I like the colors on that church/temple. How old is the church? You have a lot of courage to trek over that stream. Were the rocks slippery?

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    1. Hi! Thank you for your time reading this article. The Parish of Our Lady of the Abandoned was built between 1960-1961 and is the only church left to the spiritual administration of the Augustinian Recollects in Negros Oriental. I love adventure treks. Actually the rocks are not slippery and I really had a great time trekking the river and boulders hopping. It was fun.

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