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Natural Attractions found in Atok

ADEVONAN WATERFALLS

It is a potential natural attraction found in Banayakeo, Poblacion. The falls is 90 ft high. The natural pool below the falls was used by soldiers as a bathing place during WW II. It is still being used by the .local people for the same purpose.

Public Utility Jeepney's (PUJs) regularly ply to Sitio Banayakeo where it takes a kilometer hike to the place. The site can also be reached from Tublay, although with a much longer hike.

AMBURAYAN RIVER

It is a potential natural attraction found in Pasdong, Naguey. This river is considered the largest river system in Atok and serves as the primary water source for the rice fields and vegetable farms. Some portion of the river is an ideal place for picknicking, swimming, fishing and camping.

The place can be reached by hitching a ride through the Public Utility Jeepneys (PUJs) plying via Halsema highway going to Km. 30. The travel may take for about two hours drive. It may also take a few minutes to hike the river.

HIGHEST POINT VIEW

It is an emerging natural attraction found in Cattubo. The site is highest point in the country under the Philippine highway system, at an elevation of 7,400 ft above sea level. It is called the Philippine Pali because of its resemblance with Pali, Hawaii. From the view deck, the invigorating climate enhances the visual splendor of the vegetable gardens and the mountain ranges of Atok, Tublay, Bokod and Kabayan, including the lofty and majestic Mt. Pulag.

It is located at Km.53 along the Halsema highway, which is about 2-hours drive from La Trinidad, the capital town of the province.

PAASIN VIEW POINT

It is a potential natural attraction found in Topdac. It provides a panoramic view of the Ambuclao Dam (second biggest man-made on Asia) and the mountain ranges nearby that serves as the dam's watershed area.

The view point is located at Km. 32 along the Halsema Highway.

GUERRILLA SADDLE

It is an existing natural attraction found in Caliking. This place is remarkable because it is where the guerillas of the WW II fought side by side with the United States Army Forces Far East (USAFFE) against the retreating Japanese soldiers.

 

It serves as stop over for travelers most especially the farmers plying along Halsema highway.

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Man-Made Attractions found in Atok

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NATUMPUKAN HALF TUNNEL

This is an existing man-made attraction on the municipality of Atok; popularly known as the "Half Tunnel". It was built in the early 1950's after the road eroded. Having no other alternative route, the rock was carved in a half tunnel-shape measuring 50 meters long. Up to this time, it remained as an engineering feat.

 

It is about 42 kilometers far from La Trinidad; approximately 2 hours drive.

BOSLENG LOURDES GROTTO

This is a potential man-made attraction of the municipality of Atok. Local residents believed that the grotto played an important role in one of the international pilgrimage conducted by the Catholic Church. The cold climate and serene atmosphere of the place makes it ideal for prayer retreats and meditations.

 

The place can be reached through foot path and there are no amenities available in the area.

 

HAIGHTS PLACE/MOSSY FOREST

This is a potential man-made attraction of the municipality of Atok. It is about 7,937 ft. above sea level. Due to its high altitude, the place experiences frost during the month of December until February. Moreover, the place offers a spectacular view of the peculiar vegetable farms including the famous Naguey rice terraces.

 

The place was named after Mr. Haight, an American soldier who brought the first vegetable seedlings in the place.
NAGUEY RICE TERRACES

This is a potential man-made attraction of the municipality of Atok. It was built by the community's ancestors and is located near Amburayan River. This place is very remarkable because this is where the native rice "Kintuman" are propagated. 

SPANISH TRAIL

This is a potential man-made attraction of the municipality of Atok. It was constructed during the Spanish period however it is visible up to this time. This place is prominent because of the three long man-made tunnels measuring for about 10 meters each.


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