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After paying environmental fee (200 php) at the municipal hall, we proceed to our first stop - Brgy. Savidug. Barrio Suvidug is compose of traditional stone houses. Some house ruins can also be seen along the streets. It is a small village with unique traditional style houses. The roofs of the houses are made of cogon grass and the walls are made of lime.At the end of Savidug street, a simple white chapel stands, the Sto Thomas Chapel.
Next stop is Brgy Chavayan Stone houses. The best area to visit if you want to see an authentic vernacular or stone houses is in a small village called Chavayan. Walking through the tiny villages of traditional stone houses and quiet narrow streets of Savidug and Chavayan in Sabtang Island will make you feel like being flown to another country or to a place where time just stood still. The stone houses in Chavayan are currently nominated for the UNESCO World Heritage List. The houses still looks exceptionally stunning with the village nestled between the tall lush mountains and cliffs on one side and a spectacular view of the sea where the churning waters of the South China Sea and the Pacific Ocean meet. Walls are not only compose of rocks but sea shells and corals as well.