Wednesday, September 30, 2015

REASONS TO VISIT BUKIDNON



"Why should I visit Bukidnon?" is a question in mind of every traveler who hasn't been to the beautiful and bountiful province. In case you don't know well about Bukidnon, it's time for you to check it out and see what delightful experiences await you.



Tagged as the land of bounty, the province is endowed with rich agricultural land giving life to farm and industrial crops.
 Also known as the Cultural Heritage and Eco-tourism Capital of Northern Mindanao, Bukidnon is a home to 7 indigenous hill tribes known as Bukidnon, Higaonon, Manobo, Matigsalug, Talaandig, Tigwahanon and Umayamnon, gathering and showcasing their cultural riches during the annual Kaamulan Festival.

Bukidnon is also a home to major summits in the country, Mt. Dulangdulang, Mt. Kitanglad, Mt. Kalatungan and Mt. Maagnaw. These mountains are a home various wild flora and fauna including the world's largest flower Rafflesia and the endangered tarsier and Philippine Eagle.


 Countless natural wonders adorn the already beautiful province like Lake Apo, Lake Napalit, Salawaw Cave, Salahaponon Falls, Gantungan Falls, White Rock Cliff and the hidden Red Lake, Kaayatan Falls, Katakata Falls and the Bonsai Garden of Mt. Kalatungan.

The province's landscapes fit to various outdoor activities like trekking, abseiling, spelunking, bouldering, biking and VERTICAL BIVOUACKING--- the only in Asia.

World class manmade attractions also exist in the province including the pyramid-like Monastery of Transfiguration, the lofty Seagull Moutain Resort, the modernized RR Family Spring Resort and Asia's longest dual zipline of Dahilayan Adventure Park.  

The province also boasts various local food products and pasalubong items like NM Banana Chips, Nonie's Buko Pie, Meljoydee's Ice Cream, PCC's Choco Milk, Monks Blend Coffee, Kape Napalit, Kape Maramag, Hineleban Coffee and Honey of Miel de Oro.

Indigenous handicrafts include Sayawan's tikog bags, San Fernando's Bamboo Crafts, Portulin's Rattan Crafts, Malaybalay's Choice Hinabol Crafts, Lindungawan's Hinabol Crafts and Manalog's world-class hinabol weave.

Other indigenous arts include soil paintings and decorated bottles by John Estrada, Waway Saway and his tribesmen.

Waway Saway is also a tribal singer artist that gives pride to the province along with Datu Alimuan, Kulahig Band and many more.

Beyond all these, there's a lot more reasons to visit Bukidnon...

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