Negros Oriental - Strolling around Silliman University and Rizal Boulevard

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.
Map By: Wikipedia


Thank You For Sharing!

SHARE this on Facebook SHARE this on Twitter


  1. Nice. It brings back memories when I used to stroll along Rizal Blvd. at night with my family during our vacation. Dumaguete is truly a place where I feel totally at peace. =)

  2. Silliman University, as they say, is like University of the Philippines in the Visayas. Graduates from this university, those that I've known, are gentle people. City of Gentle People, is really that true. :-).

  3. I was scanning your post to see if you have a photo of the Henry Luce Library!
    being that this school is the sister of my alma mater CPU in Iloilo.. I find the structures very familiar! :)

    1. di ko sure kung nakunan ko ng picture yung library... hehehe! :)

  4. So you're from DLSU? Wanna try this place. I want to feel to be on the City of Gentle people..

    1. yup... we're from DLSU-D... we took our MBA there... :)

  5. Kakamiss ang campus ng SU! Mas marami ka pang pics sa campus than me. Haha I'm glad you enjoyed your stay in Duma. :)


Looking for Budget Travel Guide Blogs, Hotel Reviews, and Sample DIY Itineraries?
Welcome to Pinoy Adventurista, "Your Next Ultimate Adventure Starts Here!"

Pinoy Adventurista is one of the Top Travel Blogs in the Philippines and the World. In 2013, he visited all the 81 provinces in the Philippines.