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This is a view of the Loboc River as seen over a suspension bridge, just about thirty minutes away from Bohol Beach Club in Panglao Island. There are many nice picturesque spots along Loboc River specially if you take a boat ride. I will be posting some of those nice spots in a few days.

The word loboc is said to refer to the act of pounding rice. Story has it that when the Spaniards first arrived, they may have approached some people who happened to be pounding rice and asked what the name of the place was. The people, thinking they were being asked what they were doing, answered: "tig loboc" - meaning, it was their job to pound rice. Since then, the name Loboc, stuck to the place. It is believed that the town of Loboc is founded in 1602 and is built on a valley where Loboc River runs through.

The suspension bridge is mainly supported by steel cables. The bamboo flooring is on wood joists that are attached to the cables. The suspension bridge is used by the local village people as a short cut route. Vegetation is very thick throughout the length of the river.

PP Work: Adjusted Levels Control; Sharpened using USM; Removed noise using Noiseware.

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