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Natural Attractions found in Tuba
See also: Man Made Attractions Found in Tuba
ASIN HOT AND SULFUR SPRING
It is an existing natural attraction found in Nangalisan. Several privately owned resorts with swimming pools, lodging and restaurants await tourists and travelers for a memorable stay in the place. Its clear hot waters from the hot springs are therapeutic for the weary muscles.
Regular jeeps ply the place from the City of Baguio almost every hour. It takes 16 kilometers or an hour ride to reach then.
CABUYAO BURIAL CAVE
It is an emerging natural attraction found in Poblacion. It is a burial cave of the ancestors of the community residents. It maybe included as a site to visit when trekking to Mount Santo Tomas.
MT. STO. TOMAS
It is an emerging natural attraction found in Poblacion. It is popularly known for having the two biggest radar stations in this part of northern Luzon. One who reaches the apex of the mountain is rewarded with cool air and a magnificent view of the sprawling City of Baguio on one side and an afternoon breathtaking sunset view of the South China Sea on the other.
To get there, jeepneys plying the Green Valley- Santo Tomas route are stationed near the Bayanihan Hotel at Burnham Park, Baguio City. The fare is 12 pesos for a 20 minute ride.
It is an emerging natural attraction found in Twin Peaks (Camp 3). The cave is a challenge to the experienced spelunker. It is located on the other side of the Bued River at Camp 3 along Kennon Road.
BALDING HOT SPRING
It is a potential natural attraction found in Camp 3. it is still undeveloped but the local residents believe in the curative values of the waters especially for skin ailments and arthritis.
It is an emerging natural attraction found in Twin Peaks. Its attractive natural swimming pool is visited by the local people very often. It also has picnic grounds. The falls is found a few meters away from the national road (Kennon road).
BRIDAL VEIL FALLS
It is a potential natural attraction found in Camp 4. it resembles a "bridal veil" when viewed from the national road.
It is a potential natural attraction found in Tabaan Sur. It is privately owned resort offering an enjoyable picnic site and swimming areas. It is one of the favorite destinations of Baguio residents due to its proximity to the city.
It is a potential natural attraction found in Ansagan. It is a multi-chambered natural cave still unexplored. For the experienced cave explorer one can gather edible bird's nest to bring home for cooking into soup.
The place is inaccessible by road. It takes stamina and a hard day's hike to reach the place from where the road ends at Camp 1, Tuba. But the local residents claimed these efforts are worth it once the cave's spectacular features are seen.
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Man-Made Attractions found in Tuba
KENNON ROAD(ZIGZAG ROAD)
This is an existing man-made attraction of the municipality of Tuba. Built in the 1900s by the American as access to the City of Baguio, it has remain as such until the alternate route, Marcos Highway was built in the late 1970s. the "zigzag" road has breathtaking hairpin curves following the Bued river to the boundary at Saytan, La Union. Its sunflower-clad and pine scented mountainsides remain to be its main attraction. It is only for light vehicles while undergoing rehabilitation after the earthquake of 1990.
MARCOS HIGHWAY (PALISPIS HIGHWAY)
This is an existing man-made attraction of the municipality of Tuba. Recently renamed as the Palispis-Aspiras Highway, this 42-km road was built during the time of Gov. Ben Palispis of Benguet and DOT Secretary Jose Aspiras. It serves now as the main highway to Manila and the Lowlands.
PHILEX MINING CORP.
This is an existing man-made attraction of the municipality of Tuba. It is the biggest mineral producer in the country operating in the province and yet pays its national wealth tax to the City of Makati. While mineral ore reserve of the province being depleted, the irony is that the people of Benguet gets only a tiny slice of the pie while the rest of the country and Makati gets 98% of the taxes paid by the mining corporation.
This is an existing man-made attraction of the municipality of Tuba. Along the Marcos highway was built this Park including the Marcos bust, mini-golf course, guesthouses, a swimming pool and view decks then managed by Philippine Tourism Authority. The entire park was turned over to the LGU of Tuba and the guesthouses are now used as school classrooms. Since then, several portion of the park have been claimed as private property of the community residents and part of the community are ancestral domain of the Ibaloi people of Tuba.
TABORA SPORTS ARENA
This is an existing man-made attraction of the municipality of Tuba. This is privately owned enterprise with license to operate cockfighting derbies.
STA. LUCIA REALTY CORP.
This is an existing man-made attraction of the municipality of Tuba. This private corporation runs a clubhouse with all amenities that tourists would likely for.
SIPITAN & YANGED TUNNELS BROWN MADONNA SHRINE
This is an existing man-made attraction of the municipality of Tuba. These two tunnels located on the way to the Asin Hot springs were built by a British company to continue the Manila railroad line to City of Baguio. It was discontinued and abandoned in 1915 when the cost of construction ballooned to 1000% of the original budgeted amount.
WOOD CRAFTS & SOUVENIR SHOPS
This is an existing man-made attraction of the municipality of Tuba. They are places for shopping enthusiasts to buy wood carved items from small ones to tables and other furniture as well as decorative materials. You may carry your purchase or let the shop ship them out to your home destination.
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