THE RUINS: TAJ MAHAL OF NEGROS ISLAND
Have you visited the Ruins in Negros Occidental? Known as the Taj Mahal of Negros, The Ruins is located in the borders of Talisay and Bacolod City.The mansion was owned by Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson for his first wife, Maria Braga, a Portuguese from Macau whom he met in his vacations in Hongkong.
As the name of the place implied, this attraction is the remains of the mansion during World War II wherein the family intentionally burned so that the Japanese people won’t use it as their headquarters.It took them weeks to fully burn the house because it was made of hardwood. For many years, the remains of the mansion were just left abandoned in the midst of a sugarcane plantation. Until the owners decided to fix it and put a landscape around the ruins.
Today, this attraction is a must-see attraction in the Island of Negros. Wedding, Birthdays, and some events like corporate, concerts and a lot more are also held in the place.
The Ruins also has a restaurant which serves Mediterranean food and operates from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The place has an 18-hole Mini-Golf Course as a recreational fun activity for the whole family.
HOW TO GET THERE:
If you are in Bacolod am,for sure 99% of any hired vehicles knew where ruin is.If you are commuting, you can hire a tricycle, either at Bangga Pepsi or at Bangga Rose Lawns (Memorial Park) and tell the driver to take you to the Ruins.
The place can now be accessed when you are coming from the Bacolod-Silay Airport. If you would want to just drop by the place before you go to the airport, you can simply instruct the taxi to pass by the place. Most likely a 30 minutes stay at the Ruins would be enough if you are running out of time.
The RUINS is open from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Mondays through Sundays including holidays.