The great emphasis of my recent trip to Lanao del Sur and the Islamic City of Marawi has brought me to the heart of culture, arts, crafts in all of the province, the Municipality of Tugaya. I have been to this most scenic municipality of Lanao del Sur because I and my fellow blogger friend along with our guides, wanted to see how crafts are made in Tugaya. We were never disappointed at what we saw.
First off, my motivations always is to see a grand Islamic structures and architecture which stems from the fact that I saw the most beautiful mosques in Malaysia and Brunei, these are what I saw in the Philippines too.
From Marawi City, we took a 30 minutes drive and I knew that the problem in going there is accessibility. When visitors going to Tugaya on public transport only, one must remember that the last trip back to Marawi City is 1pm and beyond that, will be problematic as no public transport ply these route so regularly. Also, when you go there on public transport, you will have to walk considerable distance to the center of the Municipality.
Upon arriving in Tangkal in Tugaya, we were informed that Adel Tamano and his broods hails from this great municipality. The municipality is the epicentre for maranao arts and commerce of crafts.
The Dilimbayan Tugaya Central Mosque was built in January 15, 1962 by the very residents who considered it its central most. The most is situated at the banks of Lake Lanao.
When I went to take Travey for a spin at Dilimbayan Tugaya Central Mosque, it drizzled shortly and afterwards, sunshine yet again. The dark clouds hovering Lake Lanao is nowhere to be found again.
The majestic Central Mosque was a bastion of the religious in Tugaya, one that I am forever impressed.