Silliman University and Rizal Boulevard are two of the must-visit landmarks in Dumaguete City. After we have explored Casaroro falls, we went back to the city to have a feel on how things are going in this "university town" in Negros Oriental.
Established in 1901 by Protestant missionaries of the Presbyterian Church in the United States, Silliman University is the oldest American University in Asia. As a major landmark in the heart of Dumaguete City, the campus is quite big, with a number of giant acacia trees around and some buildings having a colonial American architecture.
If you're not a student or an employee of the university, you can enter the campus by leaving your identification card to the guard on duty to get a visitor's pass.
We roamed around and appreciate the surroundings. This brings back memories of our MBA days when we were still graduate students at DLSU-D, some few years back. ^_^
From the Silliman University, Rizal Boulevard is just a stone's throw away. It is Dumaguete’s version of the Manila's Baywalk. We had joy just walking along the boulevard while observing other people lazying around and enjoying the place.
It is a popular venue for family picnics and other outdoor activities. At night, on the north side end of it is full of cheap, hawker food where Tempura is the most favorite.
We loved the laidback charm of the "City of Gentle People" where locals are truly loving, peaceful and very hospitable. Indeed , there's a lot of things to do, see and experience in Dumaguete City! 'Til our next visit!
This is part of my adventures in the provinces of Siquijor and Negros Oriental that happened last November 20-22, 2011 with my MBA friends, Clarice and Marvin. Negros Oriental is the 49th province on my list. Join us as we enjoy the "City of Gentle People" in this one awesome trip to Dumaguete City and Valencia, Negros Oriental.
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