The Kingdom of Jesus Christ's Covenant Mountain and Prayer Center- Garden of Eden (Restored)
Just this Thursday, we joined a seminar conducted in the place. Never been there and heard a lot of good things about it, I was somewhat eager and expecting a lot. Well, I was not disappointed.
I am a nature lover. I find plants and trees, especially if nicely landscaped, appealing and soothing to my eyes. And the place was what I imagined it to be. There's no really extra-ordinary with the place, but what I admired most was its being clean and well maintained. From the roads and pathways, to the plants and their arrangement, even to the tiny details as that of the stepping stone edges... very tidy, well trimmed. Maybe because the members of Pastor Apollo Quiboloy (religious founder of Kingdom of Jesus Christ) give respect to their sacred place and/or they are just that disciplined.
By the way, it's open to the public. Based on the information we got from our tour guide, if you wanted to visit their place, you can go at their ticketing office (visit their website) or go directly to their place located at Tamayong, Calinan, Davao City and pay there. They don't accommodate overnights except for members and special guests only. It's a religious ground, so don't expect to find things as that of a resort.
So, what can one do? Well, we roamed around the place and enjoyed the scenery (there were just some restricted areas). We also used a function room in their restaurant for a seminar (though the tour guide told us, they don't cater wedding reception, birthdays and similar occasions). One can also dine inside in their cafe and restaurants (I heard they had corkage on food and drinks brought inside the compound). And they have a nursery of ornamental plants (just about everything they had in their garden), for sale.
So, which do I recommend? Both. There's really nothing much to compare about the places. Since one is a resort and the other one is a religious place. It really depends on one's preference. But if it's a nature trip you want to have, I highly recommend you see both of them. Yahweh bless.