46th balabag … pinga sanctuary is sagada!

Sagada, pinga sanctuary  …

Sagada is a Philippine_municipality of Mountain Province. One hundred forty kilometers away from Baguio, and 275 km. from Manila.

Sagada is famous for its hanging coffins. The traditional way of burying people that is still utilized in the area, although not everyone qualified to be buried this way; among other things, one had to have been married and had grandchildren.

Popular activities include trekking, exploring both caves and waterfalls, spelunking, bonfires, picnics, rappelling, visiting historical sites, nature hikes, and participating in tribal celebrations.

Sagada is nestled in a valley at the upper end of Malitep tributary of the Chico River some one and a half kilometers above sea level in the Central Cordillera; enveloped between the main Cordillera Ranges and the Ilocos Range, with Mt. Data in the south and Mt. Kalawitan in the southeast.  

Mt. Polis, Bessang and Mt. Tirad in the east, and Mt. Sisipitan in the north mark the Mountain Province Abra boundary.

 

Rice terraces, Sagada

The Hanging Coffins. Echo Valley, Sagada.

Some varieties of Coffee from Sagada.

Sagada has many natural wonders. Backpackers and tourists  enjoy the waters of Bokong and Bomod-ok Falls.Other places that can be visited are Sumaguing and Lumiang Caves, Bomod-ok and Bokong Falls, Rice Terraces,Echo Valley, Kiltepan Tower, Underground River, Lake Danim, Hanging Coffins, Pongas Falls, and Mt. Ampacao,among many others.

Parasapinga visited this indigenous place of our tagalog ancestors via dalton pass somewhere in nueva viscaya, then lagawe and bontok before reaching the paradise destiny with jovy, joy and jill  together with friend mely, her daughter and a little barrion child.

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