[Travel] Guam's Two Lovers Point

Yep, missing that place big time. It started when I was cleaning up my hard drive and saw this photo of myself posing at the Two Lovers P...


Yep, missing that place big time. It started when I was cleaning up my hard drive and saw this photo of myself posing at the Two Lovers Point in Guam over a year ago. Two Lovers Point is a cliff line towering over Tumon Bay in the northern part of Guam. Known for its legendary story of two lovers having a climactic moment in the cliff.
So here's a quick summary of the legend.
During the time when Spain ruled Guam, a proud family who lives in the capital city, Hagatna. A wealthy Spanish aristocrat father and the mother is was the daughter of a great Chamorro chief had a beautiful girl, admired by many. She was modest, honest and has a perfect natural charm. It was definitely brought the greatest pride to her family.
As early as that time, arranged marriage was a practice and the girl's father arranged for her to take a Spanish captain as her husband. Upon finding out, she ran away from Hagatna all the way to the north of Guam. There she met and fell in love with a young warrior who comes from a modest Chamorro family.
The girl's father was angry when he found out and demanded that she marry the Spanish captain. That day, together with her Chamorro lover, they tried to run away. Her father, the captain and the Spanish soldiers pursued the lovers up to the high cliff above Tumon Bay.
The lovers found themselves trapped at the edge of the cliff. The lovers tied their long black hair into a single knot.Looked deeply into each other's eyes and kissed for the final time. After that, they leaped over the long deep cliff into the roaring waters below.
Since then, the Chamorros has looked at the point as a symbol of true love. Entwined forever in life and in death. Since then, the highest point on the cliff was known as Two Lovers Point.

Now, the Two Lovers Point has become a tourist destination. The place has a big monument carved in granite and marbles, a story board depicting its legend. Also translated using five languages.

It's a 400-foot drop to the crashing waves below. There are also telescopes for the long range amazing views of the Philippine Sea and the beautiful Tumon Bay. The place also became a popular location for weddings. 

Two Lovers Point is open daily 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Park Admission is $3 per person (children 6 and under are free). Other amenities include: Souvenir shop, refreshments area, picnic area, restrooms and an art gallery. All day trolley service is available from DFS Galleria and Micronesia Mall. Call (671) 647-4107 for information and reservations

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