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Tacloban was heavily damaged by Yolanda (Haiyan) super typhoon on November 8, 2013 when many people believed that Tacloban was completely swept away by the violent storm. However, bad dreams from the past have passed, today; Tacloban has revived and once again become a tourist attraction in the Philippines. Cities and neighboring towns have many great things to offer exiting experience for tourists, adventurers, storytellers, volunteers, and more.

If you are planning a trip this summer, find out why you should put Tacloban City on your travel list.

Tacloban city has many historical sites that will satisfy historical enthusiasts:

- Visit MacArthur Landing Memorial Park in the nearby town of Palo to recall one of the most important battles of all time and the famous words of General Douglas MacArthur. Memorial Park is not only one of the most famous places in the country but also in the world because it symbolizes the beginning from the end of World War II.

- Discover what’s inside the Sto. Nino Shrine and Heritage Museum and listen to stories about Marcoses and Romualdez from tour guides.

- Visit St. Michael Archbishop's Church, a Roman Catholic Church was built in the 17th century in the neighboring town of Basey.

There are many beautiful beaches in Eastern Visayas or Region VIII.

You and your friends can enjoy the white sands of Kalangaman Island in Palompon Leyte, Digyo and Quatro Islas islands in Inopacan Leyte, Sambawan Island in Biliran and many other hidden gems in Region VIII.

Try special delicacies that you can only find in Leyte like sweet Binagol, or Suman Moron.

Enjoy big and important festivals throughout June like Sto. Niño de Leyte Fiesta, Sangyaw Festival or Pintados-Kasadyaan Festival.

If you are a Catholic worshiper, visit Tacloban on January 17 to see Pope Francis' visit.

Although not too attractive tourists as other popular tourist destinations of the Philippines, there are many other reasons why you should take Tacloban City to the list of next top destinations.

Book a ticket to Tacloban to discover fascinating natural wonders and interesting stories of people here. There will be hundreds of other reasons you want to come back. What are you waiting for? Make sure you have a journey for your travel to Tacloban City.