Sulu: Its Hidden Beauty, Part I

Sulu had always been the "War Zone" in Southern Philippines. In fact, the name of the province itself was linked with the thoughts of the common people as "Conflict-ridden", "Unstable", "filled with fear and poverty", and worst "Terror". Yet nevertheless, Sulu had also given birth to enumerable and unrecorded histories. Sulu may be the 'poorest of the poor' provinces, but still, it had remained to be one of the riches provinces in terms of culture, history and natural resources as well.


This PhotoDocumentation by the author of this blog aims on showing the world what the other side of the coin: Sulu's Hidden Beauty.



Masjid Tulay:
This is the Largest Masjid in the Province.
Situated at the center of the Capital Town of Jolo (Barangay Tulay),
this single building marked the "Dawn of new Hope" for the Tausug People.
Amidst all the instabilities, there lies a new hope that unites the Tausugs as one,
a single beam of light in the great Darkness.
Our religion, Islam, brings Unity.




"Bud TumanTangis"

The highest Peak in Sulu's Land, Bud Tumantangis is a landscape icon,
known for its cone-shape and various legends in Tausug folklores
It is indeed a place you must not miss to visit.



Mau'buh Beach:
One of the coveted White-sand beaches in the province.
Another Place to be there!



The Famous Sulu Sunset
Overseeing the Vast Sulu sea, one will always be awed with the
beauty of Sulu Sunset only to be found in Sulu




The Fountain:
One of the colorful fountains displayed in a park fronting
the Sulu Provincial Capitol.
(People can not still believe that this beautiful scene can be found in the most
'dangerous'--as they said it to be--island)



PC Cannon:
History is everywhere in this small island.
This cannon is a remnant of the Spanish Regime in 1700's
Police Constabulary (PC) compound, Asturias, Sulu.


Sulu Provincial Capitol



Hastana' Kiram:
Among the royal bloods of Sultans and Datus, the Kiram family were among the most famous.
This Hastana' had served as their palace: the birthplace of most of the faces of History in the Sulu Sultanate Lineage.




The Flag of Courage:The Sulu Sultanate Darul Islam
This is the icon of Unity among the Tausug People.
Amidst all the Oppressing acts the Tausug people have experienced, never had come into their minds the word of "Surrender". They never gave up in fighting for their own right for FREEDOM!

So long as this flag stands...
We will keep fighting for our Right!

Allahu Akbar!


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NOW, DO YOU THINK SULU IS STILL THE 'ZONE of WAR'? THINK AGAIN, there still lies a new face this beautiful island has in store. THIS IS THE REAL FACE OF SULU: THE HIDDEN BEAUTY BEHIND IT ALL. A PLACE OF RICH WONDER, CULTURE, HISTORY and BEAUTY.

WELCOME TO THE LAND OF PEARLS!
DISCOVER SULU ISLANDS!









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