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Unexpected Photo Shoot at the Medellin Bamboo Forest

Nestled in the heart of the quiet town of Medellin, Cebu is a beautiful but hidden sanctuary: the Medellin Bamboo Forest. This lovely spot isn’t your typical tourist destination. Imagine a private forest where towering bamboo groves rise to the sky, creating a cool and cozy atmosphere with soft light and gentle breeze.






Intrigued by photographs I saw online, I decided to convince my family to visit this spot during our recent trip to Medellin. We not only loved the place, but we also ended up having a quick photo shoot with my mom volunteering to be my model. Take a look!

Medellin Bamboo Forest

The Medellin Bamboo Forest is a relatively new tourist destination in Barangay Curva, Medellin. The forest is very close to the town center. As a matter of fact, if you’re coming from the town hall, you should find the forest less than 10 minutes away.

Medellin Bamboo Forest

If you’re not sure where it is exactly, I suggest that you use Google Maps. That’s how we located the spot! Also, you can always ask the friendly locals.

Medellin Bamboo Forest

Entrance Fee is Php30.00 per person. Once you’re inside, you can do whatever you want.

Medellin Bamboo Forest

This old tractor sits right in the middle of the property. It’s a nice little touch considering that the town of Medellin is primarily known for its vast sugarcane fields.

Medellin Bamboo Forest

The view inside the grove is gorgeous. The pathways are clear but the foliage is thick and full. This allows very little light to actually hit the ground. Thus, the forest is naturally very cool.

Medellin Bamboo Forest

There are several rows of bamboo trees within the forest. And you know what that means – plenty of areas for photos! ­čÖé

Medellin Bamboo Forest

The main pathway from the main gate is well-paved. So it is perfect for long walks even for young kids and older folks.

Medellin Bamboo Forest

This tortoise, found in the middle of the two main pathways, is also a nice touch. The animal figures prominently in Japanese culture. As we all know, this grove became popular because it resembles Japan’s Kyoto Bamboo Forest.

Medellin Bamboo Forest

There are several huts within the property. So there’s plenty of space to relax and spend quality time with the people you’re with.

Medellin Bamboo Forest

Additionally, there is a prayer garden at one end of the property. This is a nice spot to relax and spend quiet time with yourself.

Medellin Bamboo Forest

And finally, near the entrance is a small shop that offers one thing: Kimonos for rent!

Medellin Bamboo Forest

After some convincing, we got my mom to agree. We paid only Php100.00 for the get-up.

Medellin Bamboo Forest

She got to choose a kimono and umbrella. In addition, she got a nice headpiece.

That’s my mom posing with my dad (and ready for her photo shoot!)

Instant Photo Shoot

And just like that, our unplanned photo shoot began. I’m so glad my mom was game!

Take a look at the photos we got! ­čÖé

Near the end of our session, my mom saw a random male visitor who was also in costume. My mom asked if they could pose for a photo together and the guy readily said yes. How awesome!

One final shot before we head back to the city. This was also my favorite shot! ­čÖé






So, there you have it. That was our unplanned visit (and photo shoot) to Medellin’s bamboo forest. What do you think about this new spot? Would you give this spot a try? Let me know in the comments below!

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