Boljoon Guide

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This mobile guide is part of the Digital Tourism program of Smart Communications Inc., InnoPub Media and the Boljoon Municipal Government.

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ILI ROCK OR ILIHAN. This served as a natural fortress during pre-historic times and early Boljoon settlers were believed to have built their homes close to this rock formation. (Photo provided by Boljoon Municipal Government)

Ili Rock

A rocky promontory at the entrance to the town center from the north. This huge and jutting slab of geological formation called Ili Rock is considered by Boljoanons as their second most important landmark next to the Parish Complex.

Ili Rock or Ilihan served as a natural fortress during pre-historic times and early Boljoon settlers were believed to have built their homes close to this rock formation.

Visitors come across Boljoon after a drive along a part of the coastal highway that snakes around the foot of Ili Rock.

Watchtower ruins at Ilihan

Perched on Ili Rock or Ilihan is one of the watchtowers built during the 1800s in Boljoon.

Overlooking the Bohol sea, this baluarte made of cut coral stones is one of several across that can be found across southeastern Cebu. They had once served as lookout against Moro raiders.

Although in a state of disrepair, one can still make out the Ili watchtower's square plan.


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