"Peaceful City" Davao City by shi612

Davao City Travel Guide: 557 reviews and 1,949 photos

Rizal Park at Sunday twilight

First and foremost, Davao is a peaceful city. Though it has a million population, there are no traffic signals nor ordinary buses. I felt time passes slower than Manila.

Church is essential part of their life

It was Palm Sunday when I visited in 2005. The San Pedro Cathedral, open to San Pedro Street, was jam-packed with people all the day. Outside the church there were fair stall to sell crosses made of palm.

Hoy, I found a traffic signal --- but out of order

Jeepnies are the most popular public transportation vehicle here. During the trip I was impressed that this large city did not have any traffic signals. But later on this picture, I found one. The fact is that there are some traffic signals but none of them are working. Driving in Philippines is simple in a way. You find a space; you go into it; repeat. It seems no one think the traffic signals necessary. They say "Davao has no trafic signals but traffic".

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Peaceful, friendly, clean, cheap
  • Cons:Poor international access, industry
  • In a nutshell:The land of promise and unbroken dreams
  • Last visit to Davao City: Apr 2006
  • Intro Updated May 10, 2006
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  • Mar 26, 2008 at 4:51 AM

    Why a much bigger price for foreigners? Is it because they look more? Seems like anti-tourist discrimination to me. Or is it foreigners can be ripped off?

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    Apr 27, 2005 at 4:19 AM

    Wish You a wonderful B-day!!!


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