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Mt. Province

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

HISTORICAL

Rizal Memorial Plaza (Bontoc)
Found at the heart of the capital town. The statue of Dr. Jose Rizal stands towering the plaza, which serves as a good respite and also as a playground and meeting venue for programs and other gatherings.

CULTURAL

Bontoc Village Museum (Bontoc)
Located within the Catholic Sister's Convent and Saint Vincent's Elementary School. Sister Basil Gekiere, ICM, founded it. It features a range of artifacts crafted by the Igorots for domestic purposes, to be used for traditional celebrations or practices. Inside the museum, one could appreciate the distinct richness of the Igorot's way of life. Beside the museum building is a model of traditional Bontoc village, which highlights some of the various aspects of the Bontoc material culture.

Backstrap and Loom Weaving Houses
Loom weaving is done in Sabangan and Sagada. Samoki, a village in Bontoc specialize in backstrap weaving. Various colorful woven materials like knapsacks, placemats, bags and purses among other products.

Ato/Dap-ay
Traditionally, it is a place where the council of elders hold various ceremonies, meetings and happenings which maybe religious, social and political in nature. It is a public structure used as a dormitory by the bachelors, widowers, young boys and visitors in the village. A fireplace is built at the center and a wooden pole stands opposite it where heads of animals butchered and sacrificed are hung.

NATURAL

Mainit Hotsprings
Eighteen kilometers up from Bontoc; 30 minutes by chartered of Public Utility Jeepney ride (Bontoc-Mainit - 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.) or two (2) hours by foot.

Mornang Hotspring
Four kilometers from Barlig proper

Sadanga Hotspring
Twenty nine kilometers from Poblacion Bontoc (with bathroom facility)

Caves / Hanging Coffins
Feature shimmering underground streams with golden or silvery stalactite and stalagmite formations and cool nature pools inside. Hanging coffins placed high steep rock formations.

Sagada
Matangkib Cave, Sugong Cave, Lumiyang Cave, Sumaguing Cave, Balangagan Cave, Nangongogan Cave, Latipan Cave, Cansil Cave

Besao
Liang Burial Cave (can be reached through regular jeepney ride to the poblacion and hiking to reach the caves).

Lakes/Waterfalls
Found amidst tall, green pine trees evoking feelings of freshness and tranquility

Sagada: Bumod-ok Falls Danum Lake
Bodong Lake Aguid

Fidelisan Waterspots.

Besao: Banao Lake

Tadian: Gawaan Lake

*accessibility - regular public utility jeepney and foot trekking to site

MOUNTAINS WITH MAJESTIC TOWERING PEAKS AND SHARP RIDGES:

Mt. Clitoris (Tadian)
Formerly Mount Mogao is a canonical shaped and stands proudly over 3 villages. It is considered as sacred and appears serene and solemn at dusk or dawn.

Mt. Amoyao (Barlig)
Thickly forested and beckons for wilderness walk and site of ABS-CBN and RCPI satellite

Mt. Calawitan (Sabangan)

Mt. Polis and Mt. Pagturao (Bontoc)

Mt. Ampucao (Sagada)

Besao Sunset (Besao)
A primitive formation of two rocks where farmers can determine seasons by how the sun's rays fit into crevices in the rock formation.

Alab Petroglyphs (Bontoc)
A huge rock inscribed with bows and arrows believed to tell the ancient fertility rites of the natives.

Chico River Panoramic View
The mountain tops and mountain sides provide panoramic/scenic viewing of the winding Chico River meandering through ricefields, rocks and sand as well as good vantage points to humble dwellings of the villagers.

Viewpoints: Gala (Sabangan) Mt. PolisPagturao (Bontoc) Maligcong

Cagubatan Enchanted Eels (Tadian)
The eels thriving in the Cagubatan spring are conceived to be sacred and thus could not be eaten, they are believed to maintain the continuous flow of water to irrigate the rice fields.

MAN - MADE ATTRACTIONS

Mountain Province Trade Center
A mini-shopping center managed by the Department of Trade and Industry where skillfully crafted indigenous products are sold.

Rice Terraces
Mini stairways to the sky, distinct from the Banaue Rice Terraces because they are made up of perfectly engineered stone riprap.

Bauko: Bagnen Rice Terraces

Besao: Besao Rice Terraces, Bucas Rice Terraces

Bontoc: Maligcong Rice Terraces, Bayyo Rice Terraces, and Bontoc Poblacion Rice Terraces, Dalican Rice Terraces

Sagada: Kiltepan Rice Terraces, Tanulong Rice Terraces, and Suyo Rice Terraces Bulongan Rice Terraces, Bangaan Rice Terraces, Ambasing Rice Terraces, Fidelisan Rice Terraces

Sadanga: Sadanga Rice Terraces, Focong Rice Terraces

Natonin: Natonin Rice Terraces

Barlig: Barlig Rice Terraces

 

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