Declared a National Cultural Treasure by the National Museum in 2010, the Inang-angan is a stairway made of coral stones, acquired from the nearby Bohol Sea. It has a total of (5) five flights with 212 (two hundred twelve) steps and about 6 meters wide. The Inang-angan made by the Boholanos in 1847 to 1849 has become part of the province’s rich history because of its service to the people of the island.
Situated in Loon, Bohol, the Inang-angan serves as a “short cut” or “gateway” from the highland to the nearby seaport. Before the stairway was developed, folks (mostly traders) had a hard time going up and down the hill. Some of the people fall down because of the slippery steps. They cannot hold to the trees or plants because they are carrying their products most of the time. After the development of the Inang-angan, trading has become efficient and there were lesser casualties.
Today, the stairway is still used and the structure is quiet sturdy even though it is already over a century old. It is an easy access going to the nearby Our Lady of Light Church (going up) and the Sea Port (going down).
If you are planning to visit the town of Loon in Bohol, do not miss to visit the church, the monkeys who live in the mangroves and the Inang-angan. These are just some the places you will see in the area. Loon is about 20 to 25 kilometers from Tagbilaran City, the lone city of Bohol. It is a 30 to 40-minute drive from the city.