May 15, 2016

Minalungao National Park

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  • When people talk of going on vacation up north, they usually speak of Baguio City, Vigan, Baler, or Ilocos Norte. It’s a surprise that not many people know about one of the north’s hidden gems: Minalungao National Park in Nueva Ecija.

     

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    ENCHANTING. The perfect word to describe Minalungao National Park.

     

    Situated in the small town of General Tinio, Minalungao National Park is one of the province’s natural wonders. Limestone formations are the name of the game in Minalungao as it dominates the park’s 2,018-hectare area.

     

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    THE WONDERS OF NATURE. These limestone formations, going as high as 16 meters, are the highlight of any visit to Minalungao National Park.

     

    The best place for a photo op is the limestone formation that borders the Peñaranda River. Whether you travel along the river on a bamboo raft or take in the marvelous view from the banks, photos of these formations will surely make your friends jealous.

    However, don’t limit yourself to simply taking photos of these limestone formations. You can go spelunking, cliff diving, or trek to the top of Minalungao Cross.

    Getting to Minalungao National Park is relatively easy, albeit time-consuming. Take a bus bound for Cabanatuan and get off at Bucana in Gapan. From there, you can hire a tricycle or get on a jeepney to take you to Papaya (the old name of General Tinio). Once there, hop aboard a tricycle to Minalungao.

     

    Source: Pinoy Adventurista, Doon Po Sa Amin

    All photos courtesy of Minalungao National Park Facebook page

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