The Ruins is a mansion during the 1920s when sugar barons ruled the province of Negros Occidental, in southern Philippines. It was burned down during the American occupation so that the Japanese could not make the mansion as their headquarters.
Despite days of raging inferno, the structure of the house remains. This year, the descendant decided to open the place to the public. He transformed in into a garden and now it is a favorite stop by travelers and those who are having their pre-nuptial photography. Entrance there is only P25 or 50 cents. It is a short drive from the city.
There the people can feel the opulence of the Old World amidst sugarcane plantations. It is very romantic. My husband and I went there last time for our 1st anniversary pictorial. Beautiful place.