0 Likes

Mt. Kalawitan - Kabunian's gift to Mountain Province
Philippines
Kabunian is the Supreme God of Igorots and Ifugaos. According to folklore, Kabunian lend down his ladder at Mt. Kalawitan so that his son will be able to roam the land. Thus the name of the mountain comes from the word "kalawit" or hook.
Copyright: Alexis Estenor
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6000x3000
Taken: 04/04/2012
Uploaded: 04/04/2012
Updated: 23/07/2014
Views:

...


Tags: nature; trail
comments powered by Disqus

Alexis Estenor
Apa Camp Site (1190 MASL), Mt. Kalawitan (2714 MASL)
Alexis Estenor
Mt. Kalawitan Coffee Shop and Restaurant and Panoramic Viewpoint
Rommel Bundalian
Sumaguing Cave Sagada
Fung Yu
Sagada Hanging Coffins
Edwin Karganilla Jr.
Nanz Buying
Edwin Karganilla Jr.
Met Bob Marley in Sagada
Rommel Bundalian
360° View of Banaue Rice Terraces
Edwin Karganilla Jr.
The Episcopal Church of Saint Mary the Virgin
Edwin Karganilla Jr.
Satuday Morning Sagada Street Market
Edwin Karganilla Jr.
View Point Banaue Ifugao Philippines
Edwin Karganilla Jr.
The Grand Rice Terraces of Banaue, Ifugao, Philippines
Rommel Bundalian
Banaue Rice Terraces View Point
Mladen Jovanovic
Kamala Beach
Martin Hertel
Salzburg - Mozartsteg
Jeffrey Martin
Svaty Vitek Tower 1
Pouya Mohammadi
Shor Su Mineral Spring
Glen Claydon
Annupuri Peak Hut
Bad Kleinkirchheim
Alpenfahrt Showroom
Andrea Biffi
La Sainte Chapelle
Pascal Moulin
Avant-port et cale de radoub de Granville - France
Jose Luis Perez
Bridge over the River
Wojciech Sadlej
Santa Maria In Aracoeli
Jeff Scholl
Aerial above Foys Lake, Montana
Darko Car
Bratina
Alexis Estenor
Calaguas Island: Pre-Boracay White Sand Beach
Alexis Estenor
Camp John Hay Ayala Development Baguio City
Alexis Estenor
Isdaan Souvenirs, Calauan, Laguna, Philippines
Alexis Estenor
University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB)
Alexis Estenor
Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Parish Church in Lopez, Quezon, Philippines
Alexis Estenor
Sky Ranch Houses The Tallest Ferris Wheel Tagaytay City Philippines
Alexis Estenor
Mt. Timbak/Singkalsa(MASL 2717) Luzon's 3rd Highest
Alexis Estenor
Isdaan Floating Restaurant Calauan Laguna - theme park-cum-restaurant
Alexis Estenor
Spiritual Retreat of IV-Sulu at CBCP Center, Tagaytay
Alexis Estenor
Sky Ranch Tagaytay City Houses the Tallest Ferris Wheel in the Philippines
Alexis Estenor
White Beach Puerto Galera: Boracay of Oriental Mindoro Philippines
Alexis Estenor
Apa Camp Site (1190 MASL), Mt. Kalawitan (2714 MASL)
More About Philippines

The Philippines are an archipelago of more than seven thousand islands off the southeast coast of Asia. Only half of these islands have been named and roughly one thousand are inhabited. Look at how beautiful they are! People first arrived here from the mainland around 25,000 B.C. by crossing a land bridge which existed at the time.The name comes from Ferdinand Magellan of Portugal, who explored the Philippines in 1521. He claimed them in service of Spain, naming them after Prince Philip. Spain controlled the Philippines for the next 350 years until the Philippine Revolution of 1896.Here's a picture of Fort Santiago, where the national hero Jose Rizal was imprisoned prior to his execution. He was a poet and novelist who supported peaceful reform, rather than violent revolution, against the Spanish government.This is one of poems in which he describes the creation of the world, as a gift to his mother:"Say they that tell of the world, the first dawn of the sun, the first kiss that his bosom inflamed, when thousands of beings surged out of nothing, and peopled the depths, and to the heights mounted, to wherever his fecund kiss was implanted"Violent revolution broke out anyway and the Philippines changed hands from Spanish, to American, to Japanese control over the next fifty years. Following World War Two they finally became an independent republic.Back to the beautiful ocean! You can dream about the Cafe Del Mar resort next time you find your screen saver kicking in when you're still sitting at the desk staring blankly. There's a series of DJ mixes with this title but I don't know if it refers to the same place. I would not be surprised.Annnnd to really get you buying your plane tickets...the sunset over Borocay White Beach!Text by Steve Smith.