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TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

HISTORICAL

Batarangan Airstrip (Kibungan)
Used as landing site by the U.S. Airforce during World War II.

Camp Utopia (Kapangan)
This was the camp of the 66th Infantry Battalion during the 2nd World War. It was where the late Majors Bado Dangwa and Dennis Molintas led the defense of the Igorotlandia.

Darew Ancient Ruins of Civilization (Kapangan)
The ruins were the earliest known settlements.

Kaliwaga Cave (Kapangan)
Burial place of the British soldiers of fortune who came to Benguet in the 15th century.

Guerilla Saddle (Km 26 Halsema Highway)
Battleground of the famous Infantry Battalion and guerillas who fought the Japanese Imperial Army. Seesaw battles ensued until finally, the Igorot defenders won.

Hill WW II (Mankayan)
Site where the 66th Infantry Battalion and guerillas fought to make their way to Besang Pass. The capture of Hill WW II opened the right flank guard of the Japanese Imperial Garrison to bombardment and constant attack by Igorot freedom fighters.

Lamtang
Escape route of then President Sergio Osmena and party who was escorted by a detachment of the 66th Infantry Battalion to Camp Valhalla, Kapangan to San Gabriel, La Union during WW II.

NATURAL

Mount Kabunian (Bakun)
Believed to be the dwelling place of the gods. This rocky mountain stretches for kilometers displaying its multifaceted profile.

Timbac Caves (Kabayan)
Another mummy abode which can be reached by hiking from a jump-off point along kilometer 52 of the Halsema Highway.

Opdas Cave (Kabayan)
Located about 300 meters from the municipal building is a spot that cannot be missed. Considered as one of the biggest burials caves in the municipality, it has 200 skulls and bones neatly piled on ledges reminiscent of the catacombs of Rome.

Apo Anno Cave (Natubleng Buguias)
The famed 12th -century mighty hunter of Benguet orally told and foretold as a demigod in Benguet tales whose remains have been mummified has been peacefully laid to rest in his original burial site. Benguet leaders have persistently searched for his remains for over 80 years. Upon his recovery, Apo Anno was given a hero's welcome.

Tinongchol Burial Rock (Kabayan)
This burial rock almost as big as a regular three-storey building houses centuries old mummies. This came about through the labor of people during the olden times that bore hold on the solid boulders where they interred their dead.

Mount Pulag (Kabayan)
This is the highest mountain peak in Luzon towering at an altitude of 9,640 feet above sea level and considered as the playground of the gods by local folks. It is home to many species of highland flora and fauna, including the dwarf bamboo, which covers its bald peak.

Mount Santo Tomas (Tuba)
An eighteen (18) kilometer rugged road leads to the peak which offers one view of the most significant sunrises and sunsets, a clear view of the Lingayen gulf. It is ideal for picnics and out - of - town excursions.

Colorado Falls (Tuba)
Located a short distance off Kennon Road, these falls have been the favorite watering hole of Baguio residents for some time. Three giant falls drop into a natural pool almost ten (10) feet at its deepest. Vacationist troop to this place during weekends.

Mountain Lakes (Kabayan)
Lakes Incolos, Bulalacao and Letep-ngepos can be found at the base of Mt. Pulag. With their crystal clear water, these can be reached by hiking through scenic Oak Forest that grew densely around the base of the mountain. Bulalakao Lake has been awarded as a "Three - time Consecutive Winner" under the Cleanest Lake for the Cordillera under the Gawad Pangulo sa Kapaligiran.

Ambongdolan Caves (Tublay)
A cluster of caves and cavelets (Bengao-ngao, Ketong, Bongis, and Tey-tey) found in Ambongdolan which is an ideal spot for spelunkers and nature trippers.

Badekbek Sulfur Springs (Bokod)
A natural spring with boiling mud pools emitting smoke located in Daclan. People find this attraction a continuing source of wonder and amazement.

Tukang Cave (Tuba)
It is a multi-chambered cave along the Bued River and the historic Kennon Road at Twin Peaks. It is a spelunker's delight.

Other Scenic Sites:

Inodey Water Falls (Mankayan) Dalupirip Hot Spring (Itogon)

Towing Water Falls (Sablan) Cabacab Plateau (Mankayan)

Bridal Veil Falls (Tuba) Loo Valley (Buguias)

MAN - MADE

Marker of the Highest Mountain Highway System
In the country at 7,400 feet above sea level (Atok)

Benguet Provincial Capitol (La Trinidad)
A three- storey edifice situated at Capitol Hill, La Trinidad. It encompasses an entire view of La Trinidad Valley. It houses provincial and some national offices and is a symbol of the progressive stance of Benguet province.

Benguet State University (La Trinidad)
The alma mater of most of the leaders in the mountain region which occupies a good portion of the La Trinidad valley. Only 6 kilometers away from Baguio City, its various projects on floriculture, penology, animal husbandry, poultry raising and vegetable growing are worth visiting. Home made strawberry and blueberry preserves and freshly baked bread are available at its cooperative.

Kennon Road
More popularly known as Zig-zag Road, it is a breathtaking and impressive stretch of cemented and asphalted winding road. The upward climb reveals picturesque heights and lush greenery, which is best appreciated when viewed at the Kennon viewpoint pas the famous Lion's head.

Ambuklao and Binga Dams (Bokod and Itogon)
Built in the 1950's, these dams are the source of power of major areas in Luzon.

Madaymen (Kibungan)
A vegetable growing area which is known as the "Switzerland of Benguet." There is frosting during the cold months and children leave water and sugar out overnight to make icicles.

Asin-an Sulfur Springs (Buguias)
Beautiful terraced mountainsides planted with cabbage, Baguio beans, carrots, and other vegetables draw praises from motorists passing the Halsema Mountain Highway because of their neat rows and upright trellises.

Mining Districts: Lepanto Consolidated
Philex Mines. These mining sites are complete communities in themselves with all the necessary services inherent in a community.

Other Scenic Sites:

Naguey Rice Terraces (Atok)

Haights place (Atok)

Palina Rice Terraces (Kibungan)

Marcos Bust (Tuba)

SPECIAL INTEREST:

Mount Pulag Climb (Kabayan)
Mountain climbing expeditions organized by the Municipality of Kabayan supported by the Province of Benguet and its Provincial Tourism Council are being done during the months of December and April.

Strawberry Picking in La Trinidad
An activity which aims to focus on the rich products of Benguet. Strawberry is a fruit so much associated with Baguio City and Benguet.

Balatoc Mines Tour
This is the first-ever in the Philippines underground mining tourist attraction primarily to showcase the thrilling and educational world of mining heritage of Itogon, Benguet. With its facilities and tunnels fully maintained and refurbished, the Benguet Gold Operations has opened its underground to tourists.

 

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