Lignon Hill

Satellite image of the observation deck on top of Lignon Hill in Legazpi City, Albay.

Lording it over the Legazpi cityscape is the venerable Mayon Volcano, whose 1814 eruption devastated the town of Cagsawa. One of the best places to view Mayon Volcano and Legazpi City is the Lignon Hill (also spelled as Ligñon Hill and pronounced as /li-NYON/). This 143-meter high cinder-cone hill located 11 kilometers southeast of the volcano’s summit is the highest location in the city’s downtown area and towers over the adjacent Legazpi Airport.

Photo of a Philippine Airlines jet with Lignon Hill and Mayon Volcano in the background. Photo by a certain Sixtango4.

A long and winding road crawls up the sides of Lignon Hill where there is an observation station constructed on top (seen in the article thumbnail). This is where the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has a permanent station to observe Mayon. See a ground-level photo of the observation station in Panoramio.

I remember seeing this hill when I went on a family vacation to Bicol about eight years ago. Too bad I didn’t know that this was one of the best places to take pictures of Legazpi and Mayon; otherwise, I would’ve insisted we go up the hill.

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Posted on
September 6, 2007
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  1. John wrote on March 22, 2009 @ 06:14AM

    I’m just wondering who wrote these articles…It was so awesome!

  2. junart kim wrote on June 14, 2009 @ 09:34AM

    I’ve been to this place just recently. It really is awesome, especially the attractions it offers. I really enjoyed the scenery plus the zip line (slide of life) experience!^_~)

  3. jay-ar naga nacional wrote on July 30, 2009 @ 09:20AM

    iam plan na pumunta dyan with my gf riya,this coming february=)

  4. audie wrote on August 3, 2009 @ 11:40PM

    tapos na ba yan?

  5. jay-ar naga nacional wrote on December 29, 2009 @ 04:51AM

    Napakagandang lugar nyantry nyo din pumunta sa sua camalig albay in muladbukad a place you can take a bath free galing sa natures as in super ganda maligo dun makipag coordinate nlang po kau sa barangay official of sua camalig albay with barangay captain and sk chairman I hope ma add dn photo nya dito s website n 2

  6. cosna jacob wrote on July 26, 2010 @ 06:27PM

    where can i get the history and other information about lingnon hill? i badly need information for a case study. “impacts of lignon hill in Bicol regions environment and tourism industry” please email me i really need info’s

  7. Jay-ar naga nacional wrote on December 30, 2010 @ 02:30PM

    How to removed my previos comment thankz.

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