NUEVA VIZCAYA: MUST SEE ATTRACTION
Posted on Tuesday, 28 2015

NUEVA VIZCAYA: MUST SEE ATTRACTION

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SAINT DOMINIC CATHEDRAL

A living vestige of the grandeur that was the old town is its Catholic that
was preserved tobecome the first cathedral in the province. Razed by fire twice
and rebuilt in the same old site, it is now approximately twice its original size.
The cathedral maintains the original facade and as such a veritable treasure. a relic of
the past for it historic and aestheticremains of a proud Christian past.

 

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NUEVA VIZCAYA PROVINCIAL CAPITOL COMPLEX

It is decidedly symbolic of the noble aspiration, foresight and noble vision of its builder,
Governor Patricio G. Dumlao. Located along the national road, it houses all the provincial government offices.
The capitol building is a study of architectural ingenuity. lt has a park with plant species,
concrete benches and sidewalks lighted with giant lamps and man-made lagoon ideal for rowing
the colorful mini-boats operated by handicapables also called the Luneta of the north.
Its latest feature, the Tribe Vdcayano Village, an artistic installation of
huts representing the different tribes in the province. The village reflects
the ethnicity of the Tribe Vizcayano. It also serves as the showroom for the various
products of the different municipalities every Ammungin Festival.
The village was established in 2009 during the 1st Grand Ammungan Festival.

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BALETE PASS

It is a rugged piece of terrain where a part of the Caraballo Sur reaches south and joins the Sierra Madre
Mountain Range. Because of its strategic importance as the only access between Pampanga and Cagayan Valley,
the pass became the scene of much belligerent fighting during the final stages of World War II.
Japanese Shobu soldiers headed by General Tomoyuth Yamashita tried to hold their positions
while Filipino and American soldiers under the leadership of Colonel Robert Lapham,
were determined to dislodge them from February to March 1945. By the dose of hostilities,
the blood of almost seventeen thousand Japanese fighting units and the US-Filipino allied forces
mingled with the soil Markers that commemorate their sacrifice stand by the road's highest point,
with good view into the highlands. The shrine is a reminder for Gen. James L Dalton who was killed
by a sniper's bullet during the end of World War IL Located 3.000 feet above sea level.
Balete Pass is also the gateway to the Cagayan Valley Region and the Ifugao Rice Terraces.
 

 

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CAPISAAN CAVE SYSTEM

Is the FIFTH longest cave in the country at 42 kilometers. Located in Barangay Capisaan.
Kasibu it has layers of cave network with rare calcite formations and a subterranean river which doubles
as a passageway to the best part of the cave. Brgy. Capisaan is about two and a half hours to three hours
(23 to 3 hrs) by jeep from Solaro on feeder and day type soul road carved out of mountain sides.

 

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ALAYAN CAVE

At Malabing Valley, Brgy. Capisaan. Kasibu is ranked as one of the best in the country.
It is a multi-chambered cave with living calcite formations and subterranean river.
Tours can be arranged with the Sang-at-Salug Outdoor Club (SSOC) Nueva Vizcaya Mountaineering Society Inc
or the Provincial Tourism Office. Call (078) 321-2609 and Mr. Ali Pared. at 0916441-7121 for more information.

 

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IMUGAN WATER FALLS

Sta. Fe, Nueva Vizcaya is a two level falls with shallow catch basin.
Trek over streams/rivers emanating from the faits. Enjoy trekking, exploration swimming,fishing and cultural immersion.
Also within the area is the Imugan Mountain Fresh Factory which utilizes wild berries and
other fruits to produce spreads and jams while visitors can watch the production process and
shop for preserved fruit spreads. Imugan is about 30 minutes from National Highway.
About 30 minuteses on feeder road is the Malicu Village offering a wide variety of lettuce and
other fruits produced by the Iotals where buyers can buy wholesale and retail.

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KAYAPA FRUITS and VEGETABLE FARMS

It is a one and a half hour drive from Bambang highway. Travel over forested mountains and hills,
cool climate, streams/rivers and terracedslopes or vegetables, fruits, flowers and rice fields.
Kayapa town cuts travel time from Nueva Vizcaya to Baguio City by two hours during summer.
Bambang fruit and vegetable rails also serve as outlets for fresh produce from
Kayapa frequented daily by buyers from Manila and Baguio City.

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DUPAX DEL SUR CHURCH or the ST VINCENT FERRER CHURCH

It is one of the biggest and oldest unreinforced brick churches (18th century) in the Cagayan Valley.
The church has all the requisites of an Old Spanish brick church like wooden altar,
columns and lattices and a museum which houses centuries old churth arta,.
Other well-presented Spanish monuments include a Spanish Flagpole and Dampol Bridge -
an unreinforced bridge made of bricks. In the 1960, after being christianized, the Ilongots gave up their
head-huntingways and started to call themselves Bugkalots in order to bury their bloody but proud past.
The Isinais, formerly called Mallats or Imaalats were gentle and easily embraced Christianity.
The church declared by the National Museum as a National Cultural Treasure
is a forty-five minute drive from Bayombong.

 

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Mt. UGU

In Kayapa, this beautiful mountain offers trails that pass through native communities of the
Kalanguya tribes and is becoming a favorite mountaineering destination among outdoor enthusiasts.

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MT. PALALI

Stands at 1.705 meters above sea leveL The municipalities of Quezon and Bayombong bound Mt Palali.
Once the hunting ground of the Bugkalots, Gaddangs and the Ifugaos, the mountain offers a magnificent
view of the low-lying municipalities of Nueva Vizcaya. I. diptherOcarp forest contains unique diversity of flora and
fauna and is historically a crash site of a WW II tota-tora plane.

AMBAGUIO

The town is the gateway to Mt Pulag the second highest point in the country at 2.922 meters above sea level.
Guided tours offer treks along hanging bridges, climbing through mossy forest and remote farming baranga,
with friendly Kalanguya tribe. Walk through an area of bonsai forest and grasslands of dwarf bamboos over a horizon of douds.
Mt Pulag is a perfect eco-tourism destination and is home to the pitcher plant giant cloud rat and whiskered pitta.
Ambaguio is 20 kilometers from Bayombong and is home to four indigenous tribes namely Kalanguya.
Ihaloy, KanIcanaey and Karao. For trips and arrangernents contact the Municipal Tourism Council through
Mr. Guzman Allawas at 0921-345-4515 or Leo Fausto at 0928-7862217.
 

PEOPLE'S MUSEUM and LIBRARY

In Bayombong stands beside the St Dominic Cathedral A two-storey historical building which
houses the Novo Vizcayano, history and heritage. The former seat of the provincial government now showcases the
culture and tradition of the tribes of Nueva Vizcaya, the back of the museum is the newly constructed and improved
CULTURE AND ADVENTURE PARK. measuring about 1.200 sq meters The park offers adventure activities such as zipline,
wall climbing and skate park Playhouses with slide and swing are also available and a water fountain
representing the three mountain ranges: Cordillera. Sierra Madre and Caraballo.

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STA. FE SHOPPING HIGHWAY

It is open to motorists 24/7 offering hot meals, rest stops for weary motorists as well as handicrafts
and fruits and vegetable stalls. The famous Vizcaya walls tambo and rattan handicrafts are sold here.

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LOWER MAGAT ECOTOURISM PARK DEVELOPMENT

In Diadi, developed by the Province of Nueva Vizcaya is situated within the 24.000 hectares portion of the Lower Magat Forest Reserve which provides watershed protection support to Magat Dam. However, by virtue of a MOA signed between the DENR and the provincial government on February 25, 1998 and amend. on January 24.2005, it was transformed into a co-management project. a model in the country. Inside the park are native/kubo-type huts. Isinay-inspired huts, a lagoon with fish cages, coconut plantations, campsite, ...thuMng pool, dormitories, a log cabin. wishing well. 5km eco-trail farm animal and zoo park and a butterfly garden. A perfect getaway for nature lover and outdoor enthusiasts.

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