When in Bulacan

Bulacan is just like an hour drive from Pampanga so we decided to have a day tour of the city. Originally we planed hiking going to Lioness Back and Rhino Rocks of Norzagaray, Bulacan however locals told us that the area was closed already  due to some accident that was happened back then.  Since there is a nearby tourist spot we decided to go there.

Pinagrealan cave

Pinagrealan Cave is located in a private property , they have a mini resort where visitors can used their toilet and bath room for free.

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The spelunking started in a  dark tunnel passage, you are requires to have a headlamp or flashlight and of course helmet for head protection in low hanging stalactites. Due to deep water measuring about 6 feet, we’re unable to go further since we’re not ready.

According to our guide, don’t touch those  flow-stone  where the natural oil of hand will ceased their growth.

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The spelunking started in a  dark tunnel passage, headlamp or flashlight are required and helmet for head protection in low hanging stalactites.

This cave  was full of history and untold story. Our tour told us that this is a natural refuge used by Filipinos during struggle against Spain and the Americans.

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In 1896 the cave was a site  of secret meeting and a camp of the Filipino revolutionary forces during the war against Spain and in 1898, during the Filipino-American war,  it was  used as hideout of General Emilio Aguinaldo (The first President of the Philippines)

ENTRANCE FEE : FREE Php 50 (Helmet and Flashlight)

Bakas River 

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Located in Baranggay Matictic in the municipality of Norzagaray. The word Bakas is a Filipino word which means a trace or a mark. The day we visit the place the water in the river is too high. According to locals, we should have visited the place early in the morning so the water is not that high and we can see the foot print/trace of Bernardio Carpio on one of the limestone rock formation

Bakas river has giant limestone rock formations with 3 huge statues of Jesus Christ and a statue of Holy Trinity-Virgin Mary.

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Bakas river a unique and perfect getaway for  travelers, adventurers and religious pilgrims.

We supposed to visit Mt. Manalmon and Biak na Bato located in San Miguel, Bulacan but due to the heavy traffic we decided not to go since already late.

Barasoain Church

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We instead visited Barasoain Church (also known as Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish) in Malolos bulacan. This church was built in 1888, named as the Cradle of Democracy in the East, the most important religious building in the Philippines, and the site of the First Philippine Republic, this church is proverbial for its historical importance among Filipinos.

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The day we visited the church there was a wedding being held, lucky me was able to take a stolen shot of the bride.

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That  ends our day , we will plan our second trip to Bulacan again just to visit Mt. Manalmon and Biak na Bato.

We spend 600 per head for all the fares.

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