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Antiques at Antequera

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A number of resorts offer half-day trips for around P2000 per person to the town of Antequera, north of Tagbilaran (you can get here independently by bus or jeepney from Tagbilaran). The attraction for tourists here is the lively market, twice a week on Thursdays and Saturdays. Craftsmen and traders from around the island congregate to sell locally made handicrafts such as baskets, hats and various home decor items such as linen tablecloths, mirrors and attractive bowls made from stone or coconut shells. Prices are significantly cheaper than in the cities and it’s a fun place to haggle and pick up a few inexpensive souvenirs.

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