About Miag-ao

Our hometown is Miag-ao, located one hour’s drive south of Iloilo City, Province of Iloilo, Panay Island, Philippines. Founded in 1716, the town’s most visible structure is the Miag-ao Church, which has been for many years now a UNESCO Heritage Church. The beauty of Miag-ao extends beyond the architectural heritage, it lies in Miag-ao’s people and its surroundings beyond the town center. It is all about the sea, the mountains, the waterfalls, hanging bridges, pottery villages, hablon fabric manufacturing, fishing, rice terraces, rivers and many more.

Miagao-LGU Tourist destination cover pageThe Miag-ao LGU has published a list of tourist attractions in Miag-ao and this can be accessed in this pdf. Please click the image to view the pdf file.

There are a number of articles that describe Miag-ao’s scenic beauty. Here is one of them: http://www.iloilometropolitantimes.com/lagaw-lagaw-sa-miagao/

Here is a must see video from ANC that describes how the church was built during the Spanish era.  Please click the image on the right to see the video.miagao church

The dropdown menu is a collection of images taken by our team at Sulu Garden so you may see the range of tourist attractions that Miag-ao offers. Below are photographs of the most iconic image of Miag-ao–our Church.


The Miag-ao Church (Parish of St. Thomas of Villanova)

Related Articles about Miag-ao


“In one of its peridoic compliance reports to the World Heritage Committee in 2002, our own government lamented that conservation efforts by locals had invariably been “exchanged for their own concept of what this entails–essentially beautification or renovation that are not in consonance with or relevant to the authenticity of the structure.”  Two decades after Miag-ao Church has been inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, our national and local government agencies should reject the politicking and parochialism that keeps them stonewalling instead of addressing the problem of incompetence rife in their ranks and amongst those who maintain our cultural and historical patrimony.”–from BLUPRINT

To read the full article, please click here.


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Please see this wonderful video from ANC about the construction of Miag-ao and San Joaquin Churches.



hablon articleHablon, past and future possibilities, Read the 2015 article by Jam Lebrilla in Project Iloilo. Read more here.




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 Please see this wonderful video from ANC about the construction of Miag-ao and San Joaquin Churches.



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 Discover Miag-ao’s Secret. Please click here to read more.




banaue-rice-terracesRice terraces of the Ifugao is younger that previously thought. It is about 500 years old and matches the time when the Spanish Conquistadores arrived. Perhaps same reason rice terraces were built in Miag-ao. The population shifted to the mountains to avoid Spaniards. Please click here to read more.


pinoy-on-topHike to Tinagong Dagat. Check this link and know more about it.