Name: Ki Bathala GARDENS
Location: Sitio Balaon, San Isidro, Talakag, Bukidnon
Features: Ki Bathala Gardens is a jungle resort in Sitio Balaon, San Isidro, Talakag, Bukidnon--- 30 km from CDO. The 12-hectare farm (and increasing) is owned by a Swiss-Filipino family who practices PERMACULTURE. Equipped with indigenous lodging amenities, the chirps of different bird species add the site a more natural feel. Its 16-year old stone house, along with other structures, walls and the stairways, was built by a skilled Igorot stonebuilder. Coconut and banana stand anywhere. Therapeutic herbs, bamboo and ginger of different species are found in the farm. The natural and manmade forests make the springs consistently streaming, supplying water to rice paddies and fish ponds. The farm is also adjacent to the mighty Kalawaig River, perfect for a cool dip.
It hosts the annual MUSIKALAWAIG LUNA FESTIVAL where different international artists gather together and showcase their crafts in music.
|The carabao statue marks the entrance of the farm|
|Fantuzzi house is named after a Japanese artist who rehearsed in this house before performing in Musikalawaig|
|The pyramid house with glass roofing|
|Kalawaig river streams down from Mt. Kitanglad and is a tributary to Cagayan river|
|The 16 year old stone house|
|Old giant balete tree is one of the highlights of the farm|
|Banana abounds everywhere in the farm|
|The pond that never runs dry|
For booking, please contact: Rene Kiefer - 0919-868-6209 Raphael Kiefer - 0920-911-9282
For more photos, pls check KI BATHALA GARDENS: YOUR HOME IN THE JUNGLE
HOW TO GET THERE:
From CDO, take a jeep or van bound for Talakag at Carmen Public Market Terminal. Drop off at the last house of Sitio Balaon, Brgy. San Isidro (30km from CDO). At your left, a carabao with lizard statue marks the entrance to the farm. Take a short 50-meter walk.