Dauis Watchtower

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Dauis-Panglao Road
Municipality of Dauis, Panglao Island, Bohol
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9.626080°N 123.864652°E

The Dauis watchtower was built by the Augustinian Recollects in 1774 in the town of Dauis, Panglao Island. The watchtower guards the strait between Panglao and Tagbilaran. The watchtower is hexagonal in plan and has three levels. The structure is made of cut coral stone with the date of construction and insignia of the Augustinian Recollects above the doorway. In some corners there are stone carvings of human head. The eaves of the tower’s roof is decorated with tassel-like wood carvings and the entire roof is supported with cantilevered wooden beams. – fun-philippines.com

Dauis watchtower was slightly damaged by the Bohol earthquake of 2013, some coral stones has collapsed from the upper level but the overall structure remains standing and intact.

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Posted: August 26, 2014

Author: pamana360

Category: Forts & Watchtowers, National Cultural Treasures

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