Another famous toursit destination in Bohol is the Hanging Bridge.
It is located in the Municipality of Sevilla, Bohol.
The bridge is more or less 4o meters long which crosses the Sipatan River. Its real name is Sipatan Hanging brigde. But most tourist would only label it at Hanging Bridge in Bohol.
The entrance of the Hanging bridge is being developed (as of posting time).
There’s a P10.00 fee for the “use” of the bridge.
They started collecting an entrance fee since February 2009. Proceeds will go to the development of the bridge. In a normal day, collections would average to about P3,000.
It is also reported that the local government of Sevilla is planning of putting up an “exit” hanging bridge to decomgest the current one.
For safety purposes, there’s a limit to the number of people allowed on the hanging bridge. But locals and our tour guide say that the bridge can hold up to 100 people at a time. Yaiks! I don’t want to be part of that number! 😛
The first time you cross it is like being in Fear Factor. Its swaying and if you look down while walking, it seems that the bridge is moving against your steps. So better have your pictures taken before you cross it or after.
At the other end of the bridge you’ll find a souvenir shop and the area of Buko King – the man who can remove the husks of a coconut in just seconds using his teeth! He was popular 3 or 4 years ago.
On your way back (yeah crossing the bridge for teh second time), you’ll feel less of the fear and can now have your pictures taken in the middle or while you are moving.
- When crossing the bridge, don’t look down
- You can buy pasalubong here. Just ask for a discount.
- Run when crossing the bridge! That provides more adventure!
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