Monday, March 28, 2011

Sagada Adventure - Day 1

We went to Sagada last first week of this month. Sagada is in the northern part of the country, in the Mountain Province. This place is famous for trekking, spelunking, and other outdoor activities. Although I suffered severe body pain because I am not used to walk for a long hours, climb up and down the cliff, hills, and including exploring the caves, I enjoyed my whole time while I was there.

One thing I love this place is the weather and the Pine Trees! When we are there, the weather reached as low as 9degrees early in the morning and about 14-15degrees at night. I love cold weather!

It was a 6hrs bus ride from manila to Baguio and another 6 hrs bus ride from Baguio to Sagada Province. We arrived the town proper at past noon and as soon as we reached our Inn, we hurriedly ate our lunch and get ready for the first day adventure. It was quite a cold and drizzly noon when we got there. The first place in our itinerary is the Hanging Coffins.

The sign going to Echo Valley and Hanging Coffins.

We passed by a Cemetery on our way.

One thing I noticed is that, people in Sagada use pith wood instead of candles when they visit their dead relatives.

Going to Echo Valley.

We walked for about an hour. Echo Valley is the home of Hanging Coffins. The name Echo Valley is literally means the "bouncing of sounds unto the walls of the Limestone Valley".

Echo Valley. Hanging Coffins below...

Enjoying the view of the valley before we stepped down to see the Hanging Coffins.

The Hanging Coffins

After going to Echo Valley and Hanging Coffins, we visited The Episcopal Church of Saint Mary the Virgin. Sagada has only Philippine town that is predominantly Protestant with almost 95% baptized into the Episcopal Church. They celebrated 100th anniversary last 2001.

It was raining when we reached St. Mary's Church. We decided to go back to our Inn, take a good rest and regained our strength for the next day adventure.

1 comment:

  1. I've never been to this place but your photos make me wanna go. Nice photos here.