Friday, June 3, 2011


CRYSTAL CAVES Mountain Province

Looking for real Crystal cave adventure Mountain Province Philippines If the prospect of going down to as deep as 163 meters sounds thrilling to you then the trio of Sumaging-Latipan-Lomyang crystal caves is the perfect destination for you. Crystal cave located in Mountain Province, the crystal caves across Sumaging, Lapitan, and Lomyang hold the distinction of being the deepest cave in the country. Historically, the cave also served as hiding place of Filipino soldiers and Guerillas during World War II.

Crystal cave

Prior to the War, this was also a dwelling of and eventually became burial grounds for the Indigenous People of the Cordillera. You can access this splendid nature’s gift by coming through one of the six entrances that lead to an intricate mix of active and fossil cave, prominent for its large passages and extraordinary gourds.
You can feast your eyes on the mystical scenery and rocky terrain accentuated by the temperate and cool climate of the Philippine tropics. The trio Sumaging-Latipan-Lomyang crystal caves are also prominent for being the fifth longest in the country.


If there is one positive thing that results from water erosion, then it should be the creation of Sumaging Cave.
Commonly known as the Big Cave, its sheer size and enormous chambers never fail to surprise visitors.
So huge is the “Big Cave” that it has earned a lot of monikers from local folks, whose forefathers used the cave as hiding places during the World War II.

Sumaging Cave

 An array of fascinating rock formations surround the cave, including the “King’s Curtain”, “Rice Granny”, “Cauliflower”, and “Dancing Hall”. There is also magnificent and unorthodox display of stalactites and stalagmites making the trip inside worthwhile and satisfying.

Sumaging Cave

Passing through a particular part of Sumaging Cave known as “The Tunnel” is the highlight of every visit. For one, the explorer needs to exert extra effort to pass through this minute passage. The opening is so small that a visitor is required to make limbo-like movements to ease through the tight tunnel-like passage.
Visitors reaching this point will be greeted by a marker that reads “c-r-a-w-l-i-n-g.”

Crystal Cave Baguio City PHILIPPINESE

Crystal Cave
The Crystal Cave got its name from the crystals that once peppered its insides. But gone are the days when you could see them gleaming and sparkling from the huge walls. It was said that the crystals were dug up and sold by the locals as they try to survive the economic crisis that struck the nation in the 1980s.

Crystal Cave
Crystal Cave

Despite the loss of these precious crystals, Crystal Cave found in the Summer Capital of the Philippines, Baguio City, remains as one of the most visited spots in the city. The walls of the cave are massive and the ceiling is high, thus allowing a large number of people to roam around all at the same time. Marvelous rock formations fill the inside of the cave and you could also see the small crevices from where the crystals were taken out.


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