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Dumaguete City Travel Guide: 217 reviews and 555 photos

University City

When wondering why Dumaguete hosts a big number of universities in this side of the country, it must have been the gentle people of Dumaguete and the tranquility of this seaside city that topped it.

World-reknown and topping the list of hosted schools, Silliman University was established in Dumaguete in 1901 by Protestant missionaries from the USA. Starting as an elementary school, it soon rised to become a university in 1938. Eversince, students coming from all around the world have called Dumaguete their home while acquiring that coveted degree. Different races of the young generation walking by the city streets is a normal scene.

Located at the most southern tip of the Visayas, Dumaguete attracts a big number of students from northwest Mindanao as well.

City By the Sea

Rizal Blvd stretching right by the seacoast is the converging place in the city for people of all walks of life. Either jogging or simply strolling in the early morning watching the sun rises in the sea horizon; or at sun down enjoying the sea breeze as the color of the sky changes to pale orange until the string of l ights lining the baywalk takes over.

Sunrise City

Warm Sunrise slowly creeping in thru the acacia-lined Rizal Blvd. by the baywalk.

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  • In a nutshell:Educational Center in the South
  • Last visit to Dumaguete City: Apr 2006
  • Intro Updated Apr 27, 2006
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  • crewrower's Profile Photo
    Dec 4, 2007 at 3:02 AM

    looks cool; there's a chance I'll get to Dumaguete en route to Siquijor

  • Oct 29, 2007 at 5:39 AM

    hi bike_packer! i'll be traveling to dumaguete this saturday! thanks for the tips!

  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Feb 22, 2007 at 9:09 PM

    great page, the more I look at pages of the Phillipines, the more I underline it on my wish list ;-)

  • globetrekker_airen's Profile Photo
    Jul 16, 2006 at 2:10 AM

    nice travelpage...now i want to go to this place more than ever ;D

  • asianbelle's Profile Photo
    Apr 27, 2006 at 7:38 PM

    Dumaguete... won't rest until I visit this place... this is my current travel motto...hahaha..


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