Friday, 7 June 2013

Great Mambukal Mountain Resort, Phillipines
Murcia is a first class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 75,207 people.

The Mambukal Resort in Murcia, Negros Occidental has bats as tourist attraction. There resort has 3 species of bats – the Philippine Flying Fox (Philippine Giant Fruit Bat), the Philippine bare-backed fruit bat, and the Little Golden-mantled Flying Fox, which is already endangered. They produce a nitrogen-rich organic fertilizer called guano. Bats are included in the list of animals protected by Republic Act 9147 (Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act). The provincial government-owned Mambucal Resort inaugurated its "Butterfly Garden," on December, 2007. Live predators of butterflies like tarantula, wild geckos, scorpions, millipedes and centipedes were displayed.

Aside from the Mambukal Mountain Resort, Murcia is also famous for its Pandanon River Resort situated in the Murcia-Don Salvador Benedicto municipality border. A golf and country club is situated in Brgy. Blumentrit. The newly-built Kahulihoha Herbal Garden and Serenity Park can be found in Brgy. Alegria.



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