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Sirao Flower Farm

Last weekend, we decided to hit the road and drive to Sirao flower farm to check out the Celosia plantation making its way for every tourists’ selfie. I was a bit hesitant to revisit the place given that this is always flocked by a lot of tourists.

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I was able to visit Sirao flower farm October of last year when there was a social media craze about how the place looked like the mini-Amsterdam of Cebu. It all started with more or less 10 pigmented Celosia flowers beds in full bloom waiting to be harvested for All Saint’s Day. The harvest never happened since people were crazy about it and a 20.00php entrance fee per person may be a great business for the owners.

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Fast forward, a year after the Sirao flower farm has expanded and is now one of the tourist destinations in Cebu. The entrance fee of 20.00 Php also increased to 50.00 php per person.

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If you like to get a perfect selfie with the flowers, I suggest visiting the place on weekdays or better yet come early if you’re planning to visit on weekends.

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How to get there:
Ride a motorcycle from JY square for 100php.
Travel time is around 30-40 minutes.

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    Me-An Clemente
    July 26, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    During my recent visit to Cebu, I wanted to visit Sirao flower farm. However, we weren’t able to include it in our itinerary since Temple of Leah was far from it according to the driver. And the flowers weren’t in bloom, right now. I hope I can come back to Cebu soon so I can visit this beautiful place πŸ™‚

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    Maria
    July 1, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    Flower farms are really getting more and more attention lately. Is the flower farm with lit flowers also in Cebu? All your photos are really greatly captured. I do wish to be able to visit that soon. It really looks amazing!

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      kris
      July 4, 2017 at 1:47 pm

      Thank you, Maria! When you say lit flowers, I guess you’re referring to the 10k white roses in Cordova Cebu. That’s a new cafe that’s dragging turist becaus of the artificial roses that lights up every night..not a flower farm though it’s another greag sight to behold. πŸ™‚

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    Kriswanders
    November 30, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    […] Sirao Flower Farm.Β Get to see the flower farm they tagged as Amserdam of Cebu and check out the gorgeous Celosia flowers at Sirao. […]

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    Carlo Olano
    November 21, 2016 at 2:25 am

    I’ve never been here. I am so annoyed that I kept postponing my trip to Sirao. The entrance fee has increased but I think the voucher that Nhagz gave me can still be used. I will probably take some girls this weekend and your shots gave me a good idea and how to shoot them for awesome profile pics.

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    Joanna
    November 17, 2016 at 10:32 am

    Whoever thought about creating a flower farm was a genious. It’s great that the place became so popular that they increased the entrance fee. It looks very pretty and I can imagine when all the flowers are blooming that it transform into a magical colorful place.

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    Katherine
    November 16, 2016 at 4:14 am

    I wanted to go here during the social media craze last year haha, but when we were there the flowers were not yet in bloom. How was your experience, by the way? Did you enjoy the place, are there a lot of tourists? Is it worth visiting or just hype?

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      kris
      November 18, 2016 at 12:59 pm

      It was my second time to visit Sirao. The place is better if all flowers bloom at the same time, some areas were in full bloom and some are just starting to blossom..I guess they made it that way to make sure that flowers bloom all year round. We went there around noon and there were a lot of people..haha! Patience was really a virtue for you to get great pictures.

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    Kat
    November 13, 2016 at 8:50 am

    WALA PAJUD KO KAANHI BA MAGLAGOT KO HUHUHUHU. Pero it’s never too late paman jud! I’m so going here as soon as possible!!!!

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    Channel Marie Imperial
    November 12, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    Never been to Sirao. I envy my dad because he used to pass by with friends with his mountain bike, back when that place was still not mainstream. But anyways, I am glad that people are now careful in keeping the area clean. Planning to go there with Carlo.

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    Totem
    November 8, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    I’ve never been to this place and for some reason I don’t want to go. I feel like places like this should be left untouched, only to be seen from afar and adore its beauty without invading.

    Kudos to whoever took your portraits! They’re beautifully done. πŸ™‚

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    Emily Holm
    November 6, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    Such a beautiful place, i love the photos also, what camera do you use?

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      kris
      November 7, 2016 at 9:01 pm

      Thanks,Emily. Im using a Nikon D5500. πŸ™‚

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    Ramzy
    November 6, 2016 at 6:53 am

    Really beautiful place, albeit, a bit challenging maybe to get good photos in unless as you said, one goes there during the weekdays, or early on weekends. I do have some plans to finally visit the place after such a long time of planning. Really hope it falls through soon!

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    Marica
    November 6, 2016 at 5:51 am

    I really want to go there so bad πŸ™

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    Radysetgo
    November 4, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    I went there last August with my friends but we had an overnight camp out at Sirao peak first to watch the meteor shower. The following day, we had a stop over at the flower farm since it is just a walking distance from the starting point of Sirao Peak. Good thing we went there early in the morning, there were only a few people there. haha

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    Hanna
    November 4, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    The flowers really look amazing. I didn’t know the entrance fee is now 50 pesos! Nevertheless, I would still love to go back. πŸ™‚

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    Jullian Robin Sibi
    November 4, 2016 at 1:24 am

    Grabeha jud anang Sirao oy. I just hope na dili na kaayo mangamatay ang mga flowers diha. It sucks that the environment has to pay in order for us to enjoy this place. πŸ™

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    Rome of Basta Bisaya
    November 2, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    Love the shots! Maka-pressure lang ning lugara og zoom in kay medyo a little bit weird if zoomed out kaayo. Hehehe.

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    Harsh Gupta
    November 2, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    WOW. I Love all the pictures and the colors in them. That place looks stunningly magical and i really wish to visit it once.

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    Erika Bisbocci
    November 2, 2016 at 4:33 am

    I’d never heard of the Sirao Flower Farm, but it reminds me of places like Keukenhoff–so I understand why they call it a Mini Amsterdam. The yellows and reds are truly beautiful and make for great selfie backdrops πŸ™‚ I’m planning on making it to the Philippines within the next few years and will keep this in mind if I get to Cebu!

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    Christina
    November 2, 2016 at 1:00 am

    The fuschia and yellow are such a vibrant colour combination. What sort of flowers are these and do they thrive in humid and wet conditions? They compliment you complexion too!

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      kris
      November 5, 2016 at 11:40 pm

      They’re called Celosia and they grow in humid and wet conditions. πŸ™‚

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    Thelittlelai: Beyond limits
    October 31, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    I’ve been to this place for around twice already and the feeling I had on the second time is merely the same during my first visit. The flowers are really beautiful and whenever my friends visit Cebu, they usually asked about this Gem.

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    Jay
    October 30, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    I bought a new camera lens and we really wanted to visit Sirao. I want my first shots with my new lens be here in this place since it is colorful, but my family reacted that the place is so mainstream already. With this photos of yours, I could push them so hard! HAHA -NICE PHOTOS -JAy

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      kris
      November 5, 2016 at 11:46 pm

      Haha! I have the same reason when I decided to revisit Sirao..

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    Ree love30
    October 30, 2016 at 9:46 am

    I’ve never heard of sirao flower farm. It looks beautiful! Such stunning colours. Ree Love30

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    Suma Jain
    October 30, 2016 at 4:42 am

    Wow, the flowers are so gorgeous!! Perfect for a couple photoshoot, that is only if the place is less crowded. Mini Amsterdam of Cebu sounds like a perfect name to this place. Adding this to my Cebu must do list, those vibrant feather like flowers are the just too pretty to be missed while in Cebu.

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    Pam / Hey, Miss Adventures!
    October 30, 2016 at 1:37 am

    We’ve climbed Sirao countless times but we’ve never been to the flower farm! It really is beautiful though and I am also amazed at how much angles can make a difference in pictures. Who knew the farm is actually just a small patch of land? Hehehe.

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      kris
      October 30, 2016 at 2:55 am

      Agree! The right angle would be your best friend in Sirao flower farm. hehehe!

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    Brianna
    October 29, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    I have never seen flowers like those before! I love how they come in those different colors, and that they almost look like feathers. I would totally have a selfie field day there πŸ˜›

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    Kathryn Burrington
    October 29, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    Looks very pretty. I’ve never heard of it before. I’m curious as to what else is there, though, over than what you’ve shown.

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    Rea
    October 29, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    Since I am not someone who give in to hypes and trends right away (nothing against those who do, kanya-kanyang trip lang. hehehe), I haven’t visited Celosia flower farm yet. But I have to agree that the flowers are really beautiful and the photos I see on social media are nice too. Maybe someday, I’ll get to visit. πŸ™‚

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    Indrani
    October 29, 2016 at 2:32 am

    Wow! Beautiful scene, wonderful photo opportunity with natural and colorful props. πŸ™‚
    You look gorgeous!

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    Foureyed Laagan
    October 28, 2016 at 11:53 am

    I’ve been here once but the flowers were not as grandiose as this one. I’d visit Celosia Flower Farm soon when I climb Sirao Peak again. πŸ™‚

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    ChardyBaldyosa
    October 27, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    Hello Gorgeous! What a beautiful place! Those flowers are so instagrammable and beautiful! It’s great news that they’ve raised the entrance fee. This means that the place is improving service and adding additional stuff right? πŸ™‚

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    cykaniki
    October 27, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    Honestly I was shocked because I’m planning already to visit the place next week, just so timely though , hahaha oh the entrance fee that I’ve heard is 20 pesos, good thing to know that it’s now 50, I’m planning to take another route from Pit os talamban going there. Thank you for a sneak peak.

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    Tina and Jimmy
    October 27, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    The Celosia plantation is marvelous and beautiful! I really love the bright pinks and colors have that happy put a smile on your face feel just looking at the photos!

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    Jasmin N
    October 27, 2016 at 9:57 am

    That place looks absolutely breathtaking! For me, that would be literally it πŸ˜€ I’m a quite allergic to most of the flowers so I won’t be able to see that amazing field (probably) ever. Looks amazing though!

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    blair villanueva
    October 27, 2016 at 7:59 am

    Thanks to your post, this is the first time I’ve heard about the place and indeed its beautiful. Hope they could plant more of these florals to widen its garden. Great attraction!

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    Kallsy P
    October 27, 2016 at 3:43 am

    This was never on my radar until now! Those flowers almost look like feathers. They’re completely gorgeous! Were they really fragrant too? Usually I feel like flowers similar to these aren’t the most beautiful smell but are terrific to look at and photograph!

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      kris
      October 27, 2016 at 1:01 pm

      Yes, Celosia flowers are not totally fragrant. More on neutral to no smell at all. πŸ™‚

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    Yan
    October 26, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    We have that here? I really have to go out and explore lol. Those are really beautiful flowers, I think 20 was reasonable but 50 is mejo mahal na for me and all you really get is take pictures hehe. Best to do it off peak to get better photos. How big is this Celosia plantation now? Would love to see it spanning great lengths! That would be such a feast to the eyes!

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      kris
      October 27, 2016 at 9:47 am

      Yep medjo mahal na cla ngayon..pero minsan lng naman so cge na nga..hehe

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    Carola
    October 26, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    I’ve never heard of this place. Funny to hear they call it the mini-Amsterdam of Cebu. Love that. I live in the Netherlands, and visit Amsterdam regularly. If I was in Cebu, I’d definitely want to see Mini Amsterdam :). It’s good to know it’s a really busy place! Love your pictures!

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    Wandering Soul Scamper
    October 26, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    I always had a plan to visit this place but too hesitant to come on weekends. We tried to drop by after one of our treks before but the place was too crowded and it was late in the afternoon already so we decided not to go inside as we’re certain that we could not get good pictures with all the people walking around.
    Thanks for the tips, I might visit the place on weekdays. ????

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    sarah
    October 26, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    You’re right and these flowers do make the perfect selfie. Plus you’ve managed to make it look as if you were the only person there.

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      kris
      October 27, 2016 at 1:02 pm

      Angles are my best friend when my partner took these photos. hehe!

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