|The Ruins in Talisay is one of the world's most fascinating ruins|
On a rainy Friday afternoon in Talisay, my friends and I found ourselves at The Ruins, one of the 12 Most Fascinating Ruins of the World. It's considered as the Taj Mahal of Negros Occidental due to its beautiful structure and the equally beautiful love story behind its construction.
|The four-tiered fountain of The Ruins|
|Intricate details offer a glimpse of its stately past|
The Ruins opened its doors to the public only in 2008, and despite its ruined state (or perhaps because of it), it has drawn a lot of local and foreign visitors. Exploring The Ruins is truly fascinating, especially when one visits during the sunset since the sun seems to romance the old structure and gives it a bright orange hue.
Visitor's fee is just PhP 40 (almost $1 dollar) and all fees collected are used to maintain the place and to add more attractions for its guests. Aside from taking photos, visitors of The Ruins can also enjoy sumptuous meals at its cafe or play mini-golf at the garden. It also has a small souvenir shop. The Ruins is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Some locals recommend visiting The Ruins during the evening since the wonderful interplay of lights and shadows on its walls and corners can be quite charming.