Province of Sulu

Sulu is one of five provinces comprising the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.It is located along the southern border of the Sulu Sea and the northern boundary of the Celebes Sea. The province is composed of nineteen (19) municipalities with the island town of Jolo as its capital.

Municipalities
  1. Banguingui
  2. Hadji Panglima Tahil
  3. Indanan
  4. Jolo
  5. Kalingalan Caluang
  6. Lugus
  7. Luuk
  8. Maimbung
  9. Old Panamao
  10. Omar
  11. Pandami
  12. Panglima Estino
  13. Pangutaran
  14. Parang
  15. Pata
  16. Patikul
  17. Siasi
  18. Talipao
  19. Tapul
ATTRACTIONS

The Walled City – in the midst of the town of Jolo is the smallest walled city in the world. What has become now of this once historically Majestic City is the deteriorating aftermath caused by age, neglected and abused and inflicted by modernity. The walled City justified the bravery of the people of Sulu in appraising foreign control over the archipelago. Location: Jolo

American Cavalry Monument – This bespeak the Americans direct foreign intervention in the internal affairs of the Filipino in the first half of the 20th century. Location: Jolo

Fort Asturias – is also a legacy foreign interference in a fort Asturias which now serves as abode to the local PNP Command of Jolo. Location: Jolo

Provincial Capitol – a capitol which construction is credited to Gov. Murphy Sankula (1968 – 1972) draws the eyes of visitors for its Moorish inspired architectural design. It is here where we can find the great glasswork Sarimanok of Abdulmari Imao, a renowned Tausug artist. Location: Jolo

Tomb of Rajah Baguinda – At Bud Datu or the mountain of Prince lays the tomb of Rajah Baguinda a Muslim prince from Manangkaw, Sumatra, who in the year 1390 brought the wisdom of the Islam religion in Sulu. Numerous followers of the faith flock to the tomb for local pilgrimage. Location: Jolo

Sulu Provincial Museum – This Lone Museum in Sulu contains artifacts, relics and other works on historical and archeological value of great worth to the people inhabiting the island for the part centuries. Location: Jolo

White Sandy Beaches – Sulu is very proud of its short and long stretches of WhiteSandy Beaches that illuminate the shores of its islands and islets.

Princess Tarhata Shrine – Located at Maubuh, Patikul in memory of the 1st Tausug Muslim Scholar to Harvard University, USA. Location: Patikul

Mount Datu – Demand as satellite destination which provides access to the legendary Rajah Baguinda Tomb where tourist/visitors will be excited to see the panoramic views of Jolo town and Marungas Islands (now Hadji Panglima Tahil Municipalities). Its cool and impressive climate can be a substitute for Tagaytay or Baguio in the North. Location: Indanan

Darul Jambangan (Palace) – Located at Darul Maimbung, Sulu. Noted for its legendary past and grandeurs where several succeeding Sultanate made the area as the Capitol. Location: Maimbung

Pala River – Longest river in Sulu. It originated from Municipalities of Talipao crosses Indanan and ends at Maimbung Higad (Shoreline). Location: Talipao

Jikiri Cave – The cave was used by a famous Moro Freedom Fighter Jikiri and his men as safe haven during their insurrection against American injustices. Location: Patian Island, Pata

Bangas Island – The Island has splendid crystalline white sand, clear and calm seawater splashing to the shoreline and with naturally preserved coral reefs ssuitable for scuba diving. This site is also famously known for Abalone cultivation. Location: Panglima Tahil

Tapaan Island – The Island’s feature is comparably similar to Bangas Island. But only in this island can we find abundance of a rare type of a certain seashell locally called “bussu” (Proudly valued by local residents as their delicacy due to its unique taste). Location: Pandami

FESTIVALS

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References:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sulu
http://tourismarmm.blogspot.com/

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