Giant Banana Leaf – Cabatuan, Iloilo


The giant banana leaf at the town plaza of Cabatuan, Iloilo, Philippines. The dome of the town’s church is visible on the upper-left side.

This giant arch, shaped as a banana leaf/stalk at the town plaza of Cabatuan, Iloilo welcomes visitors to the place. The structure symbolizes the pride of Cabatuan residents – the chicken dish called “Tinuom”. Banana leaves are essential in cooking Tinuom.

Cabatuan town, about 24 kilometers north of Iloilo City, is also the site of the Iloilo International Airport (ILO).