May 15, 2017

Top 5 Stargazing Spots in the Philippines

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  • The vast blue sky is full of surprises. It is impossible to resist, especially when it slowly change its colors from bright blue to orange marmalade to deep Prussian blue. For those people who love looking above the celestial wonders, here are some of the best places in the Philippines where you can witness and stare at the sky and witness it in its most beautiful with the stars. Check out our list of Best Stargazing Spots in the Philippines.

    5. Camiguin Nightscapes

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    Camiguin Nightscapes is a stargazing park located at the top of Hibok-hibok volcano in Itum, Baylao. This is a eco-tourism for all the locals and visitors of Camiguin and an eco-educational project for all the students of Camiguin province. The sessions have 2 hour duration in the observation area of the venue. A professional telescope, screen with video projection and 2 experts in astronomy will help you to understand the night sky.
    The venue has also a botanical garden, snack bar & barbecue, butterfly garden, dining area, camping area and a wide observation area to stargazing with hammocks and bulli mats.

    Visit their Facebook page for more details https://www.facebook.com/camiguinnightscapes/

    4. NISMED Observatory, UP Diliman

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    NISMED Observatory in UP Diliman houses one of the country’s most powerful and most modern telescopes. As part of UP NISMED’s extension program, overnight stargazing sessions are conducted at the UP NISMED Observatory from January to March each year. One of the highlights of the stargazing session is the viewing of night-sky objects through one of the country’s largest telescopes housed at the UP NISMED Observatory.

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    3. Zambales

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    Zambales is slowly edging its way to the Philippines’ top summer destinations because of its pristine white sand beaches. Aside from the many under-the-sun activities that you can do here, most blogs have also listed Zambales as one of the best places to camp out under the stars. Some of the highly recommended spots are Nagsasa Cove, Anawin Cove, and Pundaquit, Zambales.

    2. Mt. Pulag

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    According to professional hikers and photography enthusiasts, Mt. Pulag is the closest to heaven that anyone can experience. We couldn’t promise that reaching the top of the third tallest mountain in the Philippines will be fuss free and easy, particularly for those who are not that sporty, but as everyone is saying, this hike will be worth it. Known for its breathtaking view of golden mountains in a sea of clouds, Mt. Pulag is second best stargazing spot in the Philippines.

    1. Batanes Island

    IMAGE Jap Salem via Flickr

    It’s not like we’re not aware of the fact that this island in the northernmost part of the country provides breathtaking picturesque views of the Philippine nature but yes, it’s the first on our list! Batanes Island, as cited by Tripzilla, is also probably the most isolated location for an undisturbed stargazing experience. And because Batanes is the smallest province in the country by land and by population, enjoying nature here is just as easy as laying down on your back; you need not to worry about unwanted noise and air pollution around you.


    Images grabbed from flickr, choosephilippines, tripzilla, nighskyinfocus
    Source: choosephilippines, tripzilla, travelledpaths, windowseat, nismed, pinoylisting

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