Sagada, Mountain Province
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SAGAD ANG GANDA, SAGAD SA SAYA
A Sagada Trip Special
Didn't catch the breathtaking view of the sunset here at Lake Danum. Was a bit late so we just saw the latter part of the sunset. Yet we saw the wonder that is Lake Danum.
Water was chocolate colored but in the rainy season, the water clears out. There were a lot of bonfire residue here because tourists go here to wathc the sunset over beers and bonfires. I am impressed on how they keep the tourist attraction clean.
Had to experience the bonfire here so even though we were the only ones left, we still pushed thru the bonfire in the dark of the night, with chips and beers. This was one of the highlights of our trip because we interviewed our tour guide Gian and he very well obliged to our questions. We got to learn a lot about the Igorot culture and I really had high respects for them.
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I thought it was OK.
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Because you shouldn't waste any time whenever you're wandering a certain place, you should guarantee to visit as much tourist spots that you could.
After our 3 hour Eco Adventure Trail, we made sure to be on time for the sunset watching activity at Lake Danum. We hired a jeepney for P500, for 7 pax, to and from Lake Danum.
To make the ride more thrilling, we all rode on the top-load of the jeepney! As first timers, we were all crazily shouting and wildly screaming with every humps and rocky paths that we're going through. Our driver was extra fun too and just because he wanted us to make the most out of our ride, he's really making the drive wilder with his fast brakes and curves! Yes, the ride may not be for the fainthearted but it's worth a try especially with your good, daredevil friends! Just make sure to hold onto the sides so well, even if your palms may hurt. Safety is still on top of the game.
After the 10-15 minute tough ride from the town center, we finally arrived at the main viewing point of the sunrise/sunset overlooking the Lake Danum part.
As it was only 5PM by the time we arrived, we started walking towards the Lake Danum area already as the jeepney can't bring us there due to vehicle traffic.
After 5-10 minutes of walking, we saw the majestic view of Lake Danum. The stillness of the lake's water was calming and such a perfect combination with the serene sight of the trees, the blueish orangey skies, and a mini herd of quiet cows on the side, giving that feel as if we're in The Sound Of Music film, Mary Poppins can sing on the side. Haha!
After appreciating the view and taking photos for my memory album, we ran to the main viewing point as we cannot miss the sunset! Good thing the weather was already freezing so running like a chicken was just fine, no sweaty feels!
When we secured a nice viewing spot, we sat down and felt how fulfilling it is to just sit down and stare at the skies, be grateful with how good and blessed life can be.
At exactly 6:02PM, the sun started setting down, slowly leaving our sights, but giving the skies a mixture of colors from orange, purple, red, a grand picturesque view of a magical hour.
We stayed at the view point as the skies left us in awe. After a while, we left the spot and went back to town, definitely so grateful with nature's nicest in sharing such a beautiful sunset on that day.
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The Kiltepan Peak is known for Haring Araw rising and the sea of clouds. We also wanted to see The sunset and we decided to go to Lake Danum.
We arrived there at 5PM. The lake is not the big lake like Bulusan. It's similar to a huge pond but is surrounded by pine trees with cows everywhere.
It's one of the best places to set up with bonfires.
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It's like we're not in the Philippines! Can't believe how cold and clean it is! Love the pines trees, the fog, the grass and the lake! Too cold for lang!
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Sagada is truly a nature lover's haven and for my adventure junkie, outdoor going, fun loving family, this is Paradise. Lake Danum punctuates this revelation with all its simple beauty. The small lake is surrounded by tall pine trees and a wide enough clearing with short grass is perfect for camping out or just simply running about. We we not lucky enough to catch the sunset because of the settling fog but the effect of the fog on the lake is probably as wondrous as the sunset. The air is crisp, cool and clean. The ice cold water is inviting but we will leave frolicking for another time.
This certainly is the culmination of this trip!
From my family to all the friendly |looloo-ers, especially Peanut D, Odell R, Roegan T, Nesty A, Stephen C, Jacy L, EJ D, JP G, Gio C, Aileen L, Russel F, Rodell C, have a happy, healthy and prosperous year ahead!
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My first time to visit Lake Danum. Just a few meters away from the Sagada Poterry, Lake Danum is really one of those hidden wonders. Who would think that a lake would be in between hills.
The road going their was passable so we brought our car, it was 10 minutes away from the town of Sagada. This tourist attraction doesn't have any adventures to offer but what it can give is the fascination, I felt like I was in New Zealand, with this stagnant waters inhabited by Kohols with those cows freely wandering around it and the green grass from the surrounding of the lake to the top of the mountains, amazeballS!
Camping here might be a good idea, as I've seen some exhausted camp fires, looks like many are enjoying this scenery too and the cold at night. Brrrrrrr!
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I liked it.
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