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Natural Attractions found in Bakun
MT. KABUNYAN AND BAKUN BURIAL CAVE
It is an emerging natural attraction found in Poblacion. This mountain is popularly known as the "home of the kankana-ey god, Kabunian." Parts of the breathtaking huge rocky mountainsides used to be burial grounds, hence the presence of box coffins and human bones. Its rocky peak is idyllic for the hardy rock climbers and mountain trekkers as a challenging destination and campsite. The rural countryside with a view of the Bakun rice terraces is a perfect venue to promote eco-tourism and the scenic Kabunyan waterfalls is an added attraction. Amenities are minimal in the area but home stays are available.
From Km.5, La Trinidad is a 5-6 hour ride by bus or jeep to Bakun Central. The 6-kilometer distance of Mt. Kabunyan from Bakun Central takes about 2.5-3 hour hike to the peak.
It is a potential natural attraction found in Poblacion. One of the attractions of Mt. Kabunyan is Duligen's phallus, which still drips water. Legend goes that Kabunian, the legendary head of the gods always left golden plates of meat and rice on the trail to feed the tired and hungry people scaling the mountain. Duligen, who has been a recipient of this kindness, stole some plates, which he surmised would command a handsome price in the market. But no sooner had he touched them than Kabunian read his evil intention. Angrily, the chief god embedded him on a rock and only had Duligen's now monstrously large phallus protrude as a reminder that evil never wins.
It is a potential natural attraction found in Gambang. This is the highest peak in the municipality with an elevation of 2,617 meters above sea level. The top offers panoramic view of the numerous vegetable terraces and parts of the neighboring municipalities of Buguias, Mankayan, and Kibungan including portions of the Ilocos region. This is the coldest part of the municipality where frost is sometimes experienced during the months of December to February.
From La Trinidad, one could take the mini-bus going to Madaymen, Kibungan or take any bus plying the Halsema Highway and alight at Km.63, jump-off point to Madaymen. From here it takes about an hour hike to the top of the mountain. One can hire a vehicle or even hitch a ride on any vehicle going on to the area.
It is a potential natural attraction found in Sinacbat. This rocky mountain is even more imposing than Mt. Kabunyan. Its façade from its foot at Sinacbat provides a challenge to any experienced or hardly climber. No amenities are readily available but the barangay residents' hospitality is well-known.
It is a potential natural attraction found Bagu. Known as the home of the clouds, experienced mountain climbers are needed to explore the place. No foot trails are available.
The jump-off point to barangay Bagu is Sinacbat Proper, the end of the road towards that part of the municipality. Locals claim it takes 7 hours or more to hike the 21-km distance from Sinacbat Proper to Mt. Liblibo.
It is a potential natural attraction found in Kayapa. This rocky mountain hides one side of barangay Kayapa from its neighboring barangays.
It is a potential natural attraction found in Bakun. This mountain range includes Mt. Kabunyan towards the right side and the other smaller mountains beside it. The unique feature of the mountain is its natural multi-faced structures and several sleeping beauty shapes.
Due to its undisturbed nature, Mt. Gedgedayan is home to many wild goats. Locals claim it as the best place for viewing breathtaking sleeping beauty formations.
It is a potential natural attraction found in Poblacion. A natural unexplored cave, believed to have been carved by the flow of water through centuries. Locals claim this is a subterranean river about 15-km long. Curious of the depth and where the water flows, residents dropped a bundle of rice straw at the opening of the tunnel and later found the rice straw at the mini-hydro plant 15-km away.
People in the area found some seashells inside the cave and wonder how these shells could have reached the cave which is more than a 100 kilometer away from the sea and located at a much higher elevation.
It is a potential natural attraction found in Ampusongan. Once recognized as the cleanest body of water in the province, it presents a good potential for swimming and picnic site. This is the source of the Luzon Hydro-Plant built at Poblacion.
It is a potential natural attraction found in Poblacion. A tributary of Bakun River, it offers the same potentials as the Ampusongan River for a recreational park. Both rivers are a short distance walk from the municipal hall at Ampusongan proper.
MANGTA FALLS, SINACBAT, BAKUN, BENGUET
It is a potential natural attraction found in Bagu. These waterfalls are perfect for viewing at a distance and ideal for hiking, picnic, swimming and fishing. Further exploration is recommended for site development to maximize their potentials.
From Sinacbat Proper, the jump-off point, one has to endure the 3-4 hours hike (12 km) to enjoy and appreciate this nature's wonder.
PICAO AND SACOP FALLS
It is a potential natural attraction found in Poblacion. These waterfalls are added attraction in Mt. Gedgedayan: Picao falls in sitio Sao and Sacop falls in sitio Dada.
TEKIP FALLS, POBLACION, BAKUN
TRESS MARIAS WATERFALLS
It is a potential natural attraction found in Sinacbat. As its name implies, the unique feature of this waterfalls is its three layered structure. People in the area also refer to it as the Dalingaoan Falls.
This is 5 kilometers away from Sinacbat Proper, a good 1-1.5 hour hike.
BAGEW SWIMMING POOL
It is a potential natural attraction found in Poblacion. It is a natural formed swimming pool along the Bagew River. This is another attraction when visiting Mt. Gedgedayan. It is a favorite picnic side of local tourist and the surrounding community. The natural pool is accessible being only 15-20 minutes hike from Poblacion.
Man-Made Attractions found in Bakun
This is a potential man-made attraction of the municipality of Bakun. The three mini-hydro electric plants managed and operated by the Hedcor namely: the 64 MW Ferdinand L. Singit Plant, the 2.4 MW Lower Labay Plant and the 3.6 MW Lon-oy Plants are good for research and educational tours.
This is a potential man-made attraction of the municipality of Bakun. Perfect view of the terraces of Anawa and Cabutotan areas is at the sitios Sipitan to Maliliko.
SINACBAT RICE TERRACES
VEGETABLE TERRACES, POBLACION, BAKUN
VEGETABLE TERRACES, POBLACION, BAKUN
http://www.lagataw.com/2011/04/bakun-trio-lobo-kabunian-tenglawan.html (BAKUN CLIMB LINKS, NEW)
http://www.lagataw.com/2011/03/second-lagataw-invitational-climb.html (BAKUN CLIMB LINKS, NEW)
http://www.pinoymountaineer.com/2009/01/bakun-trio-mts-tenglawan-kabunian-and.html (BAKUN CLIMB LINKS, NEW)
http://www.lagataw.com/2011/01/i-left-my-heart-in-benguet.html (I LEFT MY HEART IN BENGUET, LAGATAW)
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