There’s a new spot in the town of Magsaysay, Lanao del Norte that looks like it’s a page taken straight out of a fairy tale book.
Jardin de Rachma is the newest attraction in the said province and although it opened just this October, it’s already attracting a lot of tourists.
Colorful garden with a giant golden kettle
Jardin de Rachma is an initiative of the local government of Magsaysay. It is located in their Farm Tourism Center and is popular due to its colorful multi-tiered garden. As you ascend through the the various steps, you’ll get to appreciate the intricate details and colors of the concrete structures that surround the flowers. The plants have yet to grow and thicken, but they already exude different vibrant colors.
The main attraction is a giant golden kettle located at the center of the farm that looks like it’s pouring fresh water into a concrete cup. As you move upwards, there are cottages where you can sit down and appreciate the colorful view beneath you and the green scenery surrounding Jardin de Rachma.
Other attractions include a concrete gigantic dinosaur and a playground where you can play airsoft. Best time to visit is early in the morning (6AM-7AM) and late afternoon (4PM – 5PM) to avoid the crowd and heat of the sun.
Jardin de Rachma is still on its last phase of construction and for sure, we can expect more from this budding tourist spot in Lanao del Norte.
RATES & OTHER INFORMATION
- Entrance fee: Free for now but the LGU may impose one after completion of site development.
- Cottage fees: N/A
- Contact number: N/A
- Facebook Page: N/A
HOW TO GET THERE?
Exact location: Farm Tourism Center, Magsaysay, Lanao del Norte, Northern Mindanao
By bus or van: From Iligan City, ride a bus (Pagadian or Kapatagan Liner) bound for the town of Tubod, which is the capital of Lanao del Norte province (fare is P100). From Tubod, you can ride a Bajaj RE (locally known as bao-bao) to Jardin de Rachma in Magsaysay (travel time of 20-30 minutes and fare of P100).
By private car: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Jardin de Rachma” in Magsaysay, Lanao del Norte.