Kamay ni Hesus, Lucban Quezon, Another Pride of the Philippines

The way going to Kamay ni Hesus

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It's Pilgrimage site, with a Statue of Jesus with his hands openwide, standing on the 300 steps mountain, and below this mountain is the main church

Kamay ni Hesus or Hands of Jesus in english, is located at Lucban Quezon, at least 4 hours travel time from Manila passing thru the Alaminos, San Pablo Laguna road. Travel time can be lesser through the alternate Zigzag road passing Pagsanjan Laguna.

I went there with officemates for our teambuilding activity, and at the same time to experience the Pahiyas Festival per invatation of our Boss who is a native of Lucban Quezon.

I was surprised to see "Kamay ni Hesus", I did not know that we have something like that in south, though I am more familiar with Grotto, located near Novaliches and Bulacan.

It was a great place and I am not surprised it became a popular tourist spot in Quezon

We arrived at the place at 930 am, it was already crowded that we needed to walk going to the 2nd gate. The place was especially crowded because tourist from all over came to visit the place and at the same time to witness the Pahiyas Festival the following day.

Kamay ni Hesus was a Huge place, that will show you a lot even you are just at the main entrance. Life size statues of Saints are everywhere. All of them will remind you of what you read in the bible and some mysteries we prayed in the Holy Rosary. The place has a multi-purpose hall for other activities, and they also have a place available for tourists who wanted to stay overnight or for a few days. Kamay ni Hesus is not just a place to pray but a place to remember our childhood bible. Where we first learned about Adam and Eve and Noah's Arc,.

No regrets I joined the teambuilding, to witness a place like this is something I must not miss and I wish I can return here with my family and close friends even for an overnight stay only.

The Main Church

The Main Church

We visited the church which has an on-going mass and healing service. Most visitors came to this place to experience healing, it is also a place to pray the rosary. The healing here is deeper than you can imagine. more than physical pain it can help you heal all the inner pains that you feel. The place will enhance your faith to Almighty. I prayed for my health and my love one's health, and more guidance from him so that we will lead a good life always...

The Church is very simple and not that big but can accommodate large number of visitors. the wonder of faith.

300 Steps Divine Shrine

Just beside the Church is the view of the 300 Steps Divine Shrine where you can see  the top with the huge image of Jesus Christ with his hands spreading apart, as if to welcome the people. I guess that's how they named the place as Kamay ni Hesus.

It was 300 steps and you can take your time going up, and you will have all the time in the world to pray in every station. This is not intended for you rush,for there are reasons to stop from time to time until you reached The Kamay ni Hesus Image..You can wish for what your heart desires, or just  pray and be thankful you were able to reach the top. I will surely prepare for it, the next time I'll visit the place.

One of the main attraction of the 300 steps shrine is the life size Last Supper Image.

Garden of Eden

Another attraction is the Garden of Eden, which shows life size image of Adam and Eve, one suggesting the first day of creation and the other one about the two enjoying the paradise and got tempted

A few walks away from them is the statue of Huge animals like Elephant, Giraffe and Bear, and Children went to them to play. Reminded me of early bible reading, that the real paradise is a beautiful place where even animals in the wild are tamed.

Behind those Animals is the Noah's Arc replica, which is actually a place that tourists can stay (advance reservation to avail of the place) for a very reasonable price..

© 2011 Maria Cecilia

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Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

Mabuhay Maria Cecilia! This is the information I`m looking for. I have seen a lot of photos especially this huge statue of Christ from my friends in internet but nobody was able to give me the right info. Thanks for sharing.


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Maria Cecilia 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Thelma Thanks, I need to mention also the Noah' arc replica are for people who wanted spiritual healing... hope you can visit the place someday..


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kerlynb 5 years ago from Philippines, Southeast Asia, Earth ^_^

Very useful hub for us Filipinos wanting to go somewhere during the Lenten season. Thanks for this hub Maria Cecilia.


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Maria Cecilia 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Thanks Kerlyn nice to see another Filipina in Hubpages


felix del barrio 4 years ago

i'm sorry I didn't know about this place . we could have gotten to Lucban when we came home last Feb. 2012 . but I'll make it my business to come and visit this lovely place when we have the chance to be back again in the future.


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Maria Cecilia 4 years ago from Philippines Author

Felix I really encourage you to visit the place... it's worth it... thanks for visiting


MARY MK 4 years ago

I VISITED THE PLACE LAST YEAR 2011 IN MARCH . WE STAYED AND HAD A HALF DAY RETREAT AT THE CENTRE. I COULDN'T GET ENOUGH OF THAT PLCE. I HOPE TO COME BACK AGAIN IN THE FUTURE TO HAVE ANOTHER SHORT RETREAT THERE. THANK GOD FOR THAT PLACE.


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Maria Cecilia 4 years ago from Philippines Author

oh Mark thanks for your comment, you are right that's a good place, I wish I can bring my relatives there and stay there for a night or 2. wish to go there when the place is not too busy, we went there a day before the pahiyas festival so it was really crowded.


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olbizz 4 years ago from Philippines

What I like about Lucban are the foods...


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Maria Cecilia 4 years ago from Philippines Author

Olbizz thanks for visiting... you are right, their longganisa is famous. The puto is ok, I mean it's like rice cake


Stella 1971 4 years ago

Hi Maria Cecilia..I'm stella from Sabah Malaysia...I will be going to Lucban Kamay ni Hesus in December with my group. Could you do me a favour? Could you tell me how to book a hotel and is there any hotel nearby ?

TQ and God Bless...


lian 4 years ago

magwoworth talaga ang pagod mo pag pumunta ka jan :)


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Maria Cecilia 4 years ago from Philippines Author

Stella I went there only once so I knew a little about the place, but inside the Kamay ni Hesus I think the Noah ark is a place to stay, I'll try to ask officemates if they can provide me numbers, or please try to search through google they might have information there... Thanks for visiting.


Stella Ong 4 years ago

Hi Maria..I'd tried to find it through google but couldn't find it coz i dont know the location. But thank you vry much and would be vry appreciate for your help and hope to hear from you soon.. God Bless..


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Maria Cecilia 4 years ago from Philippines Author

OK just keep on visiting this hub I will get the info tomorrow, but if you like you can search for Kamay ni Hesus, Father Faller (he is the founder, I think from there you can get some details or wait for me to get the number of the venue or the place to stay)


an9elcarl 4 years ago

Hi, What is the earliest time this opens for public? I am actually planning to bring my mom here. she wishes to visit the place and pray.


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Maria Cecilia 4 years ago from Philippines Author

we arrived there past nine am already and was already crowded, maybe because we went there during the pahiyas festival, no idea about the earliest time they open but I can give you a contact number . Stella Ong hope you'll still find this useful,hope I am not too late

Mobile +639178536267 tel nos. +63 42 5403085; +63 29290333 or you can email them at fjoey@yahoo.com


BEA PEREZ 3 years ago

PWEDE NIYO B AKO TULUNGAN.PAANU PO B PUMUNTA JAN??


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Maria Cecilia 3 years ago from Philippines Author

hello wish I can help you pero search the google na lang maraming instruction dun... Service kasi ang gamit ng office so I did not worry where to go and how..


Cherry 3 years ago

@ Bea Perez madali lang sya puntahan...tell me if from where u are..


Cherry 3 years ago

this Place is Really Awesome...Our Home is One Ride From there ...


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Maria Cecilia 3 years ago from Philippines Author

Thanks so much Cherry for sharing...Let's just say one will be coming from EDSA Cubao, can you tell us how to get there.. thanks


christian 3 years ago

hi, maria cecilia...thanks for the info. for sure i will be there on march when i get back home. i just wanna know if there is any hotel nearby...


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Maria Cecilia 3 years ago from Philippines Author

I went there only once and I know only one, inside the Kamay ni Hesus, the Noah's Ark I think is a place to stay... I have posted numbers above, well here I hope this will help

Mobile +639178536267 tel nos. +63 42 5403085; +63 29290333 or you can email them at fjoey@yahoo.com


christian 3 years ago

thank you very much, maria cecilia.... :)


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Dan Davila 3 years ago from Manila, Philippines

The place is really awesome for friends and families. Definitely a great place to visit this summer and the lenten season. I have been here yesterday and 2 thumbs up! definitely A PRIDE OF OUR COUNTRY! keep up the good work Maria Cecilia. Very informative!


Yvette 3 years ago

Hi Maria Cecilia! You know what, my tita living in Quezon used to have the same name as yours! :) by the way, Kamay ni Hesus is really a great place. We first went there on April 2003 with my family. From then on, we visit the place every year and we always get surprised kasi every year nagkakaron ng bago sa place. Fr. Faller takes care of it really well. :) Have you tried eating in Kamayan sa Palaisdaanquite near Kamay ni Hesus? It's in Tayabas Quezon pero di naman gaano malayo sa Kamay ni Hesus. The foods are so delicious and fresh!


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Maria Cecilia 3 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Yvette I was surprised too and I am really impress. Yes Yvette I went to Kamayan sa Palaisdaan, I think I made a separate hub about it http://hubpages.com/travel/Dining-in-Kamayan-sa-Pa... pero mukhang mali na yun because I thought it is still in Lucban, Quezon, shall I change the title?


Sonie Rada 3 years ago

the owner of Kamayan sa Palaisdaan is from Lucban, Quezon.


sherwindulay@yahoo.com 3 years ago

hello maria cecilla, im from bicol daet in particular, how can i get there if i had my own vehicle? anyone can also ans. my Q. thanx...


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Maria Cecilia 3 years ago from Philippines Author

Sherwin I am sorry I am very poor when it comes to direction you can use google maps or try that numbers I posted above, people from Kamay ni Hesus may know the way..... readers please if you know kindly post the direction here, let's help Sherwin... Thanks for visiting..


christian 3 years ago

hi maria cecilia...it's me again, christian...i just want to tell you that i went there last april. it was a great experience to climb up and down with the 300 steps...we reached there around 11am, no breakfast...lack of sleep...but we didn't get tired...we didn't even get hungry...all we knew is to reach the top so we can pray....thank you very much for sharing your experience and pics as well...now i have mine to share which i already did in some facebook page...thank you very much again and God bless you...


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Maria Cecilia 3 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Christian thanks for visiting again did you stay overnight? and where?

you may recommend to those who wish to know...


christian 3 years ago

Hi...i didn't spend the night there...i was thinking of that actually but my wife didn't want to stay so we travel to sta. cruz laguna to catch the last trip of a bus to manila...last trip was 8pm...


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Maria Cecilia 3 years ago from Philippines Author

ah ok but at least thanks for the info about the last trip time of bus to Manila.


Stella Ong 3 years ago

Hi Maria....shallom. Thank you for the eml and number that very useful for me n my group...we arevplanningbto go there in March,2014 with another friends..can you introduce me the cheaper tour that I can arrange the accomodation and transport?... Much appreciate if you could help me...thank you in advance and wil wait for your good news...hihi..


christian 3 years ago

Hi Cecilia...it's me again, Christian...just want to share a little info kung paano pumunta sa Kamay ni Hesus kung mag-commute:

From Pasay (Buendia) bus station...sakay po kayo ng greenstar bus papuntang santa cruz, laguna...sabihin nyo lang sa driver/konduktor na pupunta kayo sa kamay ni hesus (grotto)..pagdating nyo po sa santa cruz, laguna..baba po kayo dun dahil sa sasakay kayo ng jeep puntang lucban, quezon (alam n po un ng bus driver/konduktor)...from santa cruz, laguna...mejo mahaba po ang byahe (55 pamasahe) pero mag-eenjoy naman kayo sa magagandang tanawin) kung minsan po dumidiretso ang jeep sa kamay ni hesus....pero kung hindi magta-tricycle po kayo from bayan ng lucban to kamay ni hesus (P10/head). 5 persons ang capacity ng tricycle...they will not go kung isa or dalawa lang kayo kaya kung nagmamadali kayo you have to pay the whole trip (P50) para umalis na agad yun tricycle...malapit na lang po un kaya matatanaw nyo na agad ang kamay ni hesus...

hindi ko po alam kung may ibang way of transportation pa papunta doon pero ito po un way na dinaanan namin ng misis ko....sana po makatulong ito sa mga nagnanais pumunta doon na walang sariling sasakyan...

God Bless Cecilla...more power to you...at maraming maraming SALAMAT!!!

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