Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Ultimate gateaway in Norzagaray

March 22, 2009

Norzagaray,Bulacan, Philippines

Its a hot summer, that we took a whole day trip to Norzagaray, Bulacan with my bullet friends. Norzagaray is one of the busiest spots in the locality, particularly during summertime. Where as, you can find the lush green scenery and fresh air of an ultimate gateaway which is far from Manila's over crowded place.

Our first stop is the well-known 'Bakas', located at Barangay Matictic. It is a very interesting spot where the foot markings of the legendary Bernardo Carpio and his pets can be found. The place is sorrounded by trees and green plants with fresh air and cool, clean and calm flowing current.

Another potential spots for tourism is the area where the Angat River Hydroelectric Plant is located. This is the biggest hydroelectric plant the National Power Corporation (NPC) has ever constructed in the entire Philippines. The 37-kilometer reservoir of this hydroelectric plant is a wonder, covered with virgin forest-a nest for wild life. It has a cool climate. They say that during nighttime, it is virtually a city situated in the wilds.

As one of the country’s largest dams. The Angat dam supplies potable water and energy to Metro Manila and nearby areas. Surrounded by lush greens, this place is also ideal for fishing, boating and hunting.

Next trip is...the Hilltop, dubbed as the “Bagiuo of Bulacan”, its breathtaking scenic view of the Sierra Madre Range does not fail to mesmerize us as we can't take off our eyes and let our fingers take the shots.

There are lots of beautiful places here in Norzagaray but it seems that this some places are located in remote areas of the town and most are not accessible to motor vehicles. Though we are super exhausted from the tour, we still can say its the best things life can offer us...the beautiful places and the wonderful people we meet every step of the way. Finally we can say " We shall return." =)

Lastly, the Pinagrealan Cave which is located in Minuyan. This cave is a subterranean network of caverns extending more than a kilometer deep. The Katipunero Revolutionaries during the war against Spain used it as a camp in 1896 and again during the Filipino-American War in 1898 as hideout of General Emilio Aguinaldo (the First President of the Philippines) as we foretold. It was also used as a sanctuary by the Japanese Imperial Army when the Philippines was liberated by American Forces.

Photo courtesy by TrojMelencio

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