Located half-way between Marinduque Island and Tablas Island, Banton is made up of one small mainland and three smaller islands. The town is most known for its 400-year-old Banton cloth artifact (now at the National Museum), an abaca-made burial cloth considered to be the oldest tie-resist dyeing textile in Southeast Asia. Banton is also notable for its world-class dive sites called West Side, Northeast Wall, and the areas surrounding Dos Hermanas Islands, two uninhabited islands northwest of the mainland. Ranging from white sand to rocky beaches, several beaches dot its coast such as Macat-ang, Tabonan, Mahaba, Recodo, Togbongan, Mainit, and Tambak beaches. Some of Banton's original heritage sites include the historical building and museum of Ugat-Faigao, the 16th century San Nicolas Church, and Fort San Nicolas.
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