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NATURAL SPOTS IN KALINGA
Sungang View Point
Sungang View Point – the viewpoint affords a majestic view of the valleys villages and mountains of Tinglayan, Tanudan, Tabuk and Lubuagan. A very good view of the Tulgao and Dananao Rice Terraces can be seen at the view point.
Palan-ah falls and hotsprings
Palan-ah falls and hotsprings – this waterfalls is located at Tulgao West, Tinglayan. The name is derived from the native term “Pinalpallang-ah” which means chair. The falls spray down from approximately 100 meters above forming a pool where during a sunny day, one practically swims at the end of the rainbow. Read More…
Mt. Mating-oy Dinayao
Mt. Mating-oy Dinayao (Sleeping Beauty)- these fabled mountain ranges border the municipalities of Tinglayan and Tanudan and they take the form of a sleeping lady supinely lying its back. A vantage view of the profile can be seen from the Sungang view or from Basao. See Photo Gallery…
Tinglayan Rice Terraces
Tinglayan Rice Terraces – from the Sungang View Point, the Dananao and Tulgao Rice Terraces can be viewed. These rice terraces are like an amphitheater along the whole mountain slopes. See Photo Gallery…
Lubo and Mangali Rice Terraces
Lubo and Mangali Rice Terraces – the rice terraces surrounds the villages of Lubo. The best time to view the rice terraces is during the planting season and when the rice terraces is already ready for harvest. See Photo Gallery…
Mount Binaratan – Mt. Binaratan is dubbed as the silent Mountain, it is the entry point of General Aguinaldo during his escape. Mt. Binaratan is the boundary between Mountain Province and Kalinga Province.The environment is comprised of dense, mossy jungles, where animals such as wild boars and deer roam, and where limatik (blood leeches) are a constant menace.
Mt. Binaratan according to legend, is the hunting ground of kabunyan “The Kalinga God”, Once upon a time when Kabunyan is hunting at Mt. Binaratan, the birds are too noisy that he can’t even hear the barking of his dogs and he lose sight of them.He then ordered the birds to keep quiet. Today Mt. Binaratan is popularly known as the silent mountain among the locals. – kalingatambayan.blogspot.com
Taga-aran aran Kabunian
Taga-aran aran Kabunian – this area is located above Barangay Lubo at the source of Gaburao Creek. At the side is a cave where Kabunian stayed while sawing lumber for his house. – localphilippines.com
Ugid Maling Subterranean River
Ugid Maling Subterranean River – located four kilometers away from Poblacion, Balbalan and a good three and a half hours ride from the Capitol Town. It is a maze of cavernous boulders and rocks a top each other forming a cavern. – visitmyphilippines.com
Balbalasang National Park
Balbalasang National Park – this is a monument of the opposition of the Kalingas against the logging companies. Read More…
Buaya Caves – It is similar to Sagada Caves with stalactites and stalagmites formation. The caves are interconnected with each other and cover the whole mountain slope. – nscb.gov.ph
Aciga Tree – this is perhaps the biggest acacia tree in Kalinga within a village. It is found at the school ground of the Aciga Elementary School and it is rumored that the tree is a landmark for the treasures of Yamashita. – localphilippines.com
Bonnong Lakes and Asibanglan Lakes
Bonnong Lakes and Asibanglan Lakes – this is a mountain lake in Pinukpuk where eels thrive and can be recommended area for research. – skyscrapercity.com
Aguinaldo Hill – The Aguinaldo Hill is located at Barangay Asibanglan, Pinukpuk Road, Allaguia Junction in Kalinga Province. It was used by General Emilio Aguinaldo as a common post during the Philippine-American war. – wikipilipinas.org
Padcharao Lake – the name is derived from the plants that abounds in the lake called “Chargo” in the Pasil and is located approximately from 1800 to 2000 meters above sea level.
The one-hectare Padcharao Lake, located 1,800 m. above sea level on Mt. Bannong, teems with Japanese eels. It was named after the charao plants that abound in the lake. The lake can be reached after a 4-hr. hike along the Tabia River. The jungle along the way has wild orchids and other wild flowers. – biyahero.net
Pasil Natural Dam
Pasil Natural Dam – it is located at Puapo, Dangtalan and was formed after the mountain side eroded. It is ideal for boating and picnic site during the summer months. – localphilippines.com
Kabunian Bridge and Springs
Kabunian Bridge and Springs – these two natural landmarks are found in Maglucsad and Galdang respectively. – nscb.gov.ph
Guinaang – this village has its historical importance to Kalinga as the retreat haven of President Aguinaldo. This is where the Headquarters were located and the campsite. Read More…
Malibong Weavers Village
Malibong Weavers Village – this is the center of the ethnic weaving industry in the province. The village is along the road and one can buy souvenirs right from the weavers. See Photo Gallery…
Bananao and Manangol Viewpoint
Bananao and Manangol Viewpoint – this is along the road towards Tinglayan and on can have a panoramic view of the Chico River. – nscb.gov.ph
Elephant Hill – this is located in Rizal and is a site of an archeological digging where the other half of the remains of the elephant war dug. – visitmyphilippines.com
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