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20 Attractions to Explore Near Pantabangan Dam

Pantabangan Dam
Pantabangan DamPantabangan, Nueva Ecija, Philippines

Built-in 1974 along the Pampanga River to serve as reinforcement against flooding, and provide irrigation, additional electricity to the entire Luzon island, the 1.61-km long, 107-meter high dam now supplies irrigation water to farmlands in Nueva Ecija and adjoining provinces, and electricity to the Luzon power grid. it is one of the architectural wonders in this area.

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Diayo Dam
Diayo Dam22.62 KMs away from Pantabangan Dam

The Canili-Diayo Dam and Reservoir is probably the most beautiful irrigation dam in the country. The dam is a part of the town Maria Aurora in the province Aurora

Cabanatuan American Memorial
Cabanatuan American Memorial34.49 KMs away from Pantabangan Dam

The Cabanatuan American Memorial was erected by the survivors of the Bataan Death March and the prisoner of war camp at Cabanatuan in the Philippines during World War II. It is located at the site of the camp and honors those Americans and Filipinos who died during their internment. ABMC, recognizing the significance of this memorial, accepted responsibility for its operation and maintenance in 1989.

Dalton Pass
Dalton Pass39.67 KMs away from Pantabangan Dam

Dalton Pass, also called Balete Pass, is a zigzag road that joins the provinces of Nueva Ecija and Nueva Viscaya, Philippines. It is located at about 3,000 feet above sea level, where Caraballo Sur meets the Sierra Madre. Being the only access between Central Luzon and Cagayan Valley, the pass became the scene of much bloody fighting during the final stages of World War II and bore witness to the death of almost 17,000 Japanese, American, and Filipino soldiers.

Aurora Memorial National Park
Aurora Memorial National Park40.37 KMs away from Pantabangan Dam

Maria Aurora Memorial Park lies inland from the towns of Baler and Maria Aurora in central Aurora Province and eastern Nueva Ecija. The main habitats in the park are lowland rainforest, montane forest, and secondary scrub, and there are also areas of arable land, small settlements and rural gardens. The maximum altitude of the park is reported to be 1,000 m, so the main forest type inside the park must be lowland dipterocarp, with only limited areas of montane forest. Land uses inside the park i

Imugan Falls
Imugan Falls44.36 KMs away from Pantabangan Dam

Imugan Falls is a 35-foot single layer cascade located in Imugan River. It takes 20 minutes to hike from Imugan Proper following a cleared path to the waterfalls.

Mount Balungao
Mount Balungao45.76 KMs away from Pantabangan Dam

An extinct volcano that was located in the heart of Pangasinan. It is famous among the trekkers and The volcano is located in the flat agricultural region, near the border of the Province of Nueva Ecija. It is the main tourist attraction of the town, along with the Balungao Hot and Cold Spring Resort nearby.

Minalungao National Park
Minalungao National Park57.43 KMs away from Pantabangan Dam

Minalungao National Park is a protected area and one of the few remaining natural environments in the region north of Metro Manila. Spanning over 2,000 hectares, it lures travelers with the picturesque sight of the emerald-colored Penaranda River that runs across most of the park and the towering limestone formations that border it. Adrenaline seekers also have a place in Minalungao as there are plenty of activities there that will give them their fix.

Three Kings Parish Church
Three Kings Parish Church58.28 KMs away from Pantabangan Dam

Also called The National Shrine of La Virgen Divina Pastora, it is one of the oldest Roman Catholic churches in the country. The church is distinctly Byzantine in style and is built from blocks of limestone and bricks. it was also the biggest colonial church of that time. Now it is one of the famous pilgrimage centres in this area and also this church has a lot of history to say.

Saint Dominic Cathedral
Saint Dominic Cathedral74.49 KMs away from Pantabangan Dam

The cathedral, which is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bayombong, is below the patronage of Saint Dominic.

Binga Dam
Binga Dam76.12 KMs away from Pantabangan Dam

Binga Dam or Binga Powerplant is a hydroelectric plant situated at Barrio Binga, Itogon, Benguet, Philippines. The plant was constructed in 1956 and was opened in 1960, three years after Ambuklao Dam was opened. It is located 31 km southeast of Baguio City and 19 km downstream of Ambuklao Dam. it was one of the attractions in this area and a lot of people visit this place every day.

Mount Arayat
Mount Arayat78.32 KMs away from Pantabangan Dam

Towering at 1,026 meters above sea level is Mount Arayat, an extinct stratovolcano and the only mountain in Pampanga. Dubbed as the roof of the province, it proudly stands in the middle of flat land bordered by the towns of Magalang and Arayat. According to local folklore, Mount Arayat is home to the mystical fairy Mariang Sinukuan, sister of Mariang Makiling of Laguna. But for adventurers, it is a playground! An ideal day hike for mountaineers based in Metro Manila and Central Luzon.

Mount Arayat National Park
Mount Arayat National Park80.40 KMs away from Pantabangan Dam

Considered as one of the most accessible parks from Manila, the mystical mountain of Mt. Arayat lies within the municipalities of Arayat and Magalang in Pampanga. At the summit is a circular volcanic crater, and at its foot is the Pampanga River, the second-largest in Luzon, which traverses the provinces of Bulacan, Pampanga, and Nueva Ecija. Noted for its clear water cascading from its waterfalls and for its refreshing surroundings.

Ambuklao Dam
Ambuklao Dam81.44 KMs away from Pantabangan Dam

Constructed in the 1950s, Ambuklao Dam was primarily built to provide energy to the Luzon grid. It was then the largest and highest dam in East Asia, which also serves as a flood control structure. The dam also holds the water used for the irrigation fields in Pangasinan. This engineering feat has done a lot of improvements for being a power plant but now, it is becoming so much more than that. Ambuklao is a great place to go as a side trip as it can make you feel relaxed on your vacation.

Lion’s Head
Lion’s Head81.61 KMs away from Pantabangan Dam

Located a few kilometers from the Kennon Road view deck, the 40-foot high lion head was carved from a limestone boulder by a Cordillera artist. Located in Camp 6, it was conceptualized by the Lions Club members of Baguio City, during the term of Luis Lardizabal, Mayor of Baguio City between 1969 to 1970, to become the club's monument in the area.

Kennon Road Viewpoint
Kennon Road Viewpoint82.18 KMs away from Pantabangan Dam

this modest spot will give you one of the best panoramic sights in Baguio City. The view deck has two sections for you to explore, you can head on the first floor that has a store and a garden full of lush greens. Then you can go to the second floor which gives you an elevated view. The garden gives you a wider view of the open area, while the second floor offers elevation. It is one of the best places to explore the natural beauty of the city.

San Bartolome Parish Church Magalang
San Bartolome Parish Church Magalang82.25 KMs away from Pantabangan Dam

San Bartolome Parish Church commonly known as Magalang Church, is a 19th-century Baroque church located at Barangay San Nicolas I, Magalang, Pampanga, Philippines. The parish church, dedicated to Saint Bartholomew the Apostle, is under the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Fernando.

Mount Santo Tomas
Mount Santo Tomas82.29 KMs away from Pantabangan Dam

One of the beautiful and scary mountain in the locality and it is one of the famous tourist destinations in this area. Mount Santo Tomas is a potentially active stratovolcano in the Philippines located in the municipality of Tuba in the province of Benguet. Due to its high elevation, several communications and broadcasting companies constructed relay stations at the summit.

Saint Dominic de Guzman Parish Church
Saint Dominic de Guzman Parish Church82.39 KMs away from Pantabangan Dam

St. Dominic de Guzman Parish Church was the largest existing Catholic Church in the Philippines during the late 18th century. Built by Dominican friars in the 1500’s, the church follows a Baroque style of architecture. It was constructed with ladrillo or bricks while its top level features a painting of Saint Dominic. The church was reconstructed several times after being destroyed by fire, in 1587 and in 1718, and after a number of natural disasters.

Camp John Hay Yellow Trail
Camp John Hay Yellow Trail83.18 KMs away from Pantabangan Dam

Camp John Hay has been a huge part of the history of Baguio City, serving as a military post and a place of refuge for troops in the 1900’s. And now, it continues to serve as a haven not for troops but for locals and tourists who want to spend some time off from the daily demands of life. If you want to spend some time closer to nature and do some exercise, you can hike along the Yellow Trail or the Eco Trail. There is also so many other intresting things in and around this place.

Saints Peter & Paul Parish Church - Calasiao
Saints Peter & Paul Parish Church - Calasiao83.25 KMs away from Pantabangan Dam

This Roman Catholic Church has been named National Cultural Treasure by the National Museum of the Philippines as well as the National Commission for Culture and the Arts. The church was built from 17th to 19th centuries by the Dominicans and is famous for its well-preserved bell tower as well as its prized original retablos. Following the architecture of the Baroque design, the church also features intricately painted ceilings, a majestic dome, and a magnificently carved exterior.