IN TRANSIT FROM ALAMADA TO COTABATO CITY AND THE GOLDEN MOSQUE OF COTABATO CITY


We were up early for the 7am first ride to Midsayap with a morning air sniff that clinched perfectly our short Alamada visit.  I thought the throbbing stride defied the heavy feelings of leaving this newly found “home”, but as always; parking with great people is always a challenge for me.   With a short prayer for a return, I bade goodbye with full smile, until then…

After 2 hours we reached Libungan where we hailed our ride for Cotabato City.  It took us another 1 hour to finally reach the City.  We transferred to “Awang” bound multi-cab and alighted at Husky Terminal for a habal-habal ride to the Golden Mosque.  The return trip costs P140 per person and they are patient enough to wait as you tour around.

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The Golden Mosque or the Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Masjid Mosque was named after the Sultan of Brunei who funded the construction.  It is said to be the biggest mosque in the Philippines and can house thousands of worshippers at the same time.  True enough, the domes and the end part of the minarets are all golden in color… wow…
 
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Our 1pm flight constrained our city stroll.  After a quick halal lunch, we boarded a trike to the airport.  It was one of the shortest once-in-a-lifetime city-stopover I had and I thought that was all but as soon as we took off, the beautiful Mindanao River or Rio Grande de Mindanao displayed in awe with the Golden Mosque shimmering in glee.

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Travel Date: June 2013


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