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Butuan Travel Guide  

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Butuan can be described as a city located in Philippines in its Caraga region.
Butuan lies in north-eastern portion of ‘Agusan Valley Mandanao’, on the banks of Agusan River. This place has been bounded by Agusan del Norte on the southern, western, and northern side; and on the eastern side by Agusan del Sur. On the north-western side, it’s bordered by ‘Butuan Bay’.
The name ‘Butuan’ has been believed to be derived from ‘Butuan’ one of the sour fruits. The other sources pertaining to entymology infer that this word has come from some ‘Datu Buntuan’; i.e. a chieftain ruling over Butuan once upon a time.
The city of Butuan’s total area consists of 10816.62 sq. Km; which accounts to around 4.1%25 of caraga region’s total area.
The population has been estimated to be 300000; with its density being 367 per square kilometer. This density is much higher in comparison with average density; which is 101 persons per sq. Km.

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jane
Overall rating 6
Overall Guide : Butuan City was originally located in Pinamanculan by the banks of Masao River, about a kilometer from the barrio of Libertad. Finding the site less than ideal because of the floods, the people moved to Baog, now the Municipality of... more Magallanes, at the mouth of Agusan River. Later they again transferred to Lapaca, now known as Linungsuran in Banza, about five kilometers inland of Agusan River. Still troubled by floods, the people once more settled some 80 years ago this time permanently, in a higher place called Agao, which is the present site of the city proper.Description of Butuan is not complete without infusing it with the significance of the Agusan River.
Bobby Donnelly
Level 9     1 Trophy   
Overall rating 7
Overall Guide : I am married to a filipino lady, we live in Butuan city, we are both very happy here, I have slowly got to know the city and the locals and I know feel more at home, always smile and show... more respect to these lovely people and they will accept you as you are, now when I take the dog out for a walk and now and the locals who live close to give me a wave and a big smile, love to wave back and smile, yes I love Butuan City.
SEL
Overall rating 10
Overall Guide : Right place to live in after the previous administration. I hope we will not experience the same in the future. I've experienced and feel the satisfaction now. I'm pretty much sure that everyone will be happy for the result after... more what we have made.
Maria
Overall rating 7
Overall Guide : Butuan City is "the timber city of the south", it has a beautiful spots that must be developed .. butuan is a nice place with beautiful and good looking creatures and also a kind, generous people lived there. BOOD promontory... more Eco Park, balangay boats, the hospitable people, delta, pools, clubs :)
mayflor
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Solo
Overall rating 6
Overall Guide : Known as the "Timber City of the South", Butuan City has always been a fertile ground for agriculture, trade and commerce. The majestic Agusan River makes all these possible. It is the city's source for irrigation as well as its... more means to transport goods, timber and people to the marketplace.
Not to be missed Balangay Museum , beach , delta
Suleiman Abudalu
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Family
Overall rating 8
Overall Guide : Try not to miss seeing the local markets, it's enjoyable & much experience, have a nice beach where u can enjoy swimming, very easy to use local transportation ,a safe city that i felt home, love the food & dancing... more floor.
Not to be missed beach , nature , food
christian
Overall rating 7
Overall Guide : So fun in Butuan. You really don't know the history if you don't know about butuan!
Not to be missed Balangay Museum , delta , MGA GWAPA walay gwapo:(
christine
Overall rating 8
Overall Guide : butuan is a place where you can say that "I'm proud to be Pilipino!:)" I can say that history starts here!!!! i want all Pilipinos to knows about it.
Not to be missed Balangay Museum , delta , agusan river
mary
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Couple
Overall rating 10
Overall Guide : Butuan is so useful .. bcoz of the beautiful nature of the place .. and Btuan was a historical place in the philippine bcoz of the golden tiara and the Balanghai boat ..
Not to be missed beach , ressort , Balangay Museum
lenmark
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Solo
Overall rating 10
Overall Guide : Butuan is very nice place. Its interesting place that you didn't see before. The natural beauty. Of butuan is more enjoyable than yoi you away from the overseas
Not to be missed agusan river
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