Traveling, a single word that makes you forget all your troubles in life, a word that stuns and make you speechless, a word that makes you escape the reality and also the same word that turns you to become a storyteller. Just like what Ibn Battuta once quoted “Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller”.
Whatever your reason may be, the most important thing is you enjoy and fulfilled own self. But if you want to be having a unique travel experience, then let us travel up to the north and explore the exceptional beauty of Benguet Province and its equally exceptional spots that will surely make you stunned and speechless!
1. Kabayan Pyramid
Also called “Kinepol Ni Nabaloi”, a place where Fire Mummies of the Philippines are also known as the Kabayan Mummies, Benguet Mummies or Ibaloi Mummies are buried. It is also the burial tomb of the Grand Old Man of Kabayan – Henry A. Kamora.
2. Bridal Veil Falls
A fall that has a bridal veil-like cascading waters located in the town of Tuba (which justifies its name the most when you take a look at it from afar).
3. Mount Pulag
Of course, you surely wouldn’t want to miss the highest mountain peak in Luzon located in Kabayan – Mount Pulag, which is considered as the playground of the gods by local folk. This place is also famous for its stunning sea of clouds.
4. Ambongdolan Caves
Awaken your adventurous side and explore the cluster of caves and cavelets in Ambongdolan – Bengao-ngao, Ketong, Bongis and Tey-tey. A very perfect spot for spelunkers out there!
5. Opdas Cave
Located in the municipality of Kabayan, Opdas Cave is considered as one of the biggest burial caves where 500 – 1000 years old skulls and bones are neatly piled on ledges just like those of the catacombs of Rome.
6. Mount Santo Tomas
It is not everyday you can watch a magnificent sunrise and sunset without tall buildings, ruining the quite a beautiful scene, right? So, make your Benguet journey worth throwing back for by visiting the stratovolcano in the Philippines located in Tuba, Benguet that offers breathtakingly beautiful sunrises and sunsets as well as clear view of the Lingayen Gulf!
7. Badekbek Sulfur Springs
A natural spring in Daclan with boiling mud pools and strong smell of sulfur. Badekbek is often visited for its therapeutic and healing powers, so, if you want to be relaxed or be healed ( or to heal your broken heart), visit this mysterious spring.