Tarlac, Let’s take a look at it.

The 30 ft. statue of the Risen Christ, at the Monasterio De Tarlac from Pinerest

Tarlac is a landlocked province located in the Central Luzon region of the Philippines; its provincial capital is Tarlac City. Known for its vast sugarcane fields, rice paddies, and corn plantations, this province offers a glimpse into the agricultural heart of the country. Its capital is Tarlac City, which serves as the main economic and political hub of the region.

Geography and Climate

The province is bordered by Pangasinan to the north, Nueva Ecija to the east, Zambales to the west, and Pampanga to the south. With the majestic Mount Pinatubo on its western part, the terrain of Tarlac is a mix of flatlands and rolling hills that have become fertile ground due to the volcanic soil deposited in the area by previous eruptions. The climate is generally tropical with a significant amount of rain during the wet season and warm, humid weather the rest of the year.

Economy

Agriculture is the backbone of Tarlac’s economy. The province is known for its production of sugarcane, the primary crop, as well as rice and corn. Aside from these, there are also various kinds of fruit and vegetables being harvested here. In addition, Tarlac has started to develop its industrial sector with a number of manufacturing plants and economic zones arising to diversify its economic landscape.

Culture and Festivals

Tarlac is a melting pot of different cultures, mainly because it is geographically situated at the crossroads of the northern and central regions of Luziland. This has resulted in a rich tapestry of traditions that blend indigenous practices with influences from other regions. It celebrates the Chicharon Iniruban Festival, which showcases the province’s culinary specialties, such as the Chicharon Camiling and the native rice cake Iniruban. The Belenismo sa Tarlac is another significant festival that features a competition of grand and artistic representations of the Nativity scene during Christmas time.

Tourism

While not traditionally a tourist hotspot, Tarlac offers a number of interesting attractions for visitors:

  • Monasterio de Tarlac: A monastery on top of Mount Resurrection, part of the Zambales mountain range, which houses a relic of the True Cross.
  • Aquino Center and Museum: Dedicated to the memory of Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino, Jr. and President Corazon Aquino, it holds historical artifacts and memorabilia related to their lives and the People Power Revolution.
  • Mount Pinatubo: Now a tranquil lake, it offers treks and tours for adventurous visitors, showcasing earth’s power to create and destroy.
  • Capas National Shrine: This memorial park honors the American and Filipino soldiers who died in Camp O’Donnell at the end of the Bataan Death March during World War II.

Tarlac can be an insightful destination for those interested in Philippine history, culture, and natural beauty. Its central location also makes it an accessible stop for travelers heading towards the northern provinces of the country.

When traveling you may need to purchase a few items before you come like a new camera or laptop. It is always a good Idea to be prepared. Also read my blog on What Should You Buy Before Travelling? – Philippine Tourism and Statistics (turistasapilipinas.com)

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