Jolo Tourist Places to Visit in Jolo, Philippines, Asia
Jolo is a volcanic island in Sulu province in Philippines and the capital of Sulu province and it has group of Volcanoes which has number of volcanic cones and craters. Jolo covers an area of 150.89 Sq Kms and most of the populace in Jolo islands is Muslims followed by Christians. Jolo is home for various commercial offices and agriculture is the main form of living in the island and they grow various cash crops.
Jolo is surrounded by Patikul, Indanan, Maimbung, Talipao, Panglima Estino, Parang, Sulu and Old Panamao and Jolo is situated at the distance of nearly 2,000 Kms from the capital of Philippines, Manila and coordinates of Jolo are 5.9833° N, 121.1333° E.
History of Jolo:
Jolo was inhabited by Tausug people and in 14th century, Arab traders invaded Jolo islands and the island was ruled by the Sultanate of Sulu and it was the political and economical center in Jolo.
Spain declared Philippines has their new region in the year 1521 but failed to conquer the South part of Philippines as it was ruled by Muslims.
During 15th century, the Jolo region became the major trading center for various counties and they imported various food products from china and Singapore and Chinese supplied arms to Jolo region as well but in the year 1876, Spanish declared war against the Muslim region and captured the region and in the year 1892 the region suffered loss in trading due to series of storms between Singapore and Jolo.
Places to visit in Jolo:
Tanjung Beach is situated at the distance of 3 Kms from Jolo city and one of the most visited beaches in Jolo and this beach as white sand and crystal clear water.
Jolo Branch Museum:
This museum is situated in Jolo city and was established in the year 1997 and this building is a branch of National Museum and displays the rare artifacts of Sulu’s ethnographic.
Bud Daho is one of the highest peaks in Sulu which is located at an elevation of 2,247 feet above the sea level and situated at the distance of 13 Kms from Jolo in Patikul city.
Masjid Jami Mosque:
This is mosque is located in center of the city and the largest mosque in the city visited by thousands of devotees from various parts of Philippines.
Other tourists Places in Jolo:
- Pearl Farm at Marungas Island
- Bud Dato
- Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park
- Rajah Baguinda Festival
- Maubo Beach
- Walled City
- Masjid Jami Mosque
Best Time to Visit Jolo:
Jolo city is warm and moist throughout the year and best time to visit is between the months of January to April.
How to Reach Jolo?
Jolo is served by Jolo Airport and this airport is situated at the distance of 1.5 Kms from center of the city and airport operates domestic flights to Zamboanga city.
Jolo port is situated at the distance of nearly 2 Kms from middle of the city, Jolo port is one of the major ports in the island which is connected to other islands in the Philippines.
Jolo is an island with air and sea connectivity to get into the city and to get around the city tourists can avail the services of jeepneys, tricycles and motorcycles.
Where to Stay in Jolo?
Jolo is historical city and situated towards the southern part of Philippines and there are only few hotels in the city which offers good facilities to the customers. Some of the hotels in Jolo are listed here below:
- Sulu Peacekeepers Inn
- A S Y Hotel
- A N R Hotel
- De Mazenod
- Helen’s Lodge & Restaurant
- Honeybee Hotel