Top 10 Tourist Spots in Nueva Ecija

9. Gapan Church

Gapan Church

Photo Courtesy of National Shrine of La Virgen Divina Pastora Facebook Page

The National Shrine of Virgen La Divina Pastora, also known as Gapan Church is one of the most visit tourist spots in Nueva Ecija, the oldest and the biggest church in the province. It is a century-old Roman Catholic Church built on 1872. It is one of the Baroque churches of the Philippines made of limestone blocks and bricks. The Virgen La Divina Pastora and the Three Kings are the patrons of the parish of Gapan whose feast days are celebrated every May 1 and January 6, respectively. These could be the best days to go to the church.

 Gapan Church is located in Gapan City, Nueva Ecija.

10. Mount Kemalugong (Paasa Peak)

Mount Kemalugong

Mount Kemalugong (Paasa Peak) | Photo courtesy of nebmcph

Mount Kemalugong is a newly explore mountain climbing destination in Nueva Ecija standing 1,750+ meters above sea level. On 17th of January 2016, a group of explorers named Nueva Ecija Backpackers and Mountaineers Community – Exploration Team (NEBMC), explored and reach the highest peak in Nueva Ecija called Paasa Peak in Mount Kemalugong. The spectacular view of the sea of clouds is the main attraction of the peak. It also offers stunning view of the mountain ranges, river and plains of Nueva Ecija and nearby provinces. A coordination with the NEBMC and local government is require to be able to climb the mountain.

 Mount Kemalugong is located in Laur, Nueva Ecija. During the exploration, mountaineers thought several times that they have reached the summit, only to realize it is still far, hence the name Paasa Peak.

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