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20 Attractions to Explore Near Tapuacan River

Tapuacan River
Tapuacan RiverTapuacan River, Pugo, La Union, Philippines

Tapuacan River, also known as Pugo - Cleanest Inland River of the North, is located in Barangay Cares, municipality of Pugo, La Union. In Ilocano terminology, “tapuakan” means "a place where one can jump as high". In the exquisite river, cool and pristine water flows from the town's streams amid huge rock beds or awesome large and quite flat rock formations surrounded by forests and a waterfall.

Nearby Attractions

Mount Santo Tomas
Mount Santo Tomas8.65 KMs away from Tapuacan River

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.

Mount Cabuyao
Mount Cabuyao9.22 KMs away from Tapuacan River

A beautiful mountain in the Philippines which was one of the favourite spots of hikers. Due to its high elevation, several communications companies constructed relay stations and radars at the summit. The summit is also a good vantage point. During fair weather, one can see the whole City of Baguio to the east and could partially see the province of Pangasinan to the west.

Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Charity
Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Charity12.13 KMs away from Tapuacan River

Our Lady of Charity is also known locally as Apo Caridad. It is also remarked as the Protectress of Ilocandia's crops and harvests from pestilence and natural calamities, and widely known for "precipitating rain in times of drought". Our Lady of Charity made the town of Agoo a major religious center of the north.

Lion’s Head
Lion’s Head14.29 KMs away from Tapuacan River

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 Viewpoint14.72 KMs away from Tapuacan River

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.

Burnham Park
Burnham Park15.68 KMs away from Tapuacan River

Burnham Park is considered to be one of the most famous parks in the country. It is located in Jose Abad Santos Drive, Baguio City 2600 Benguet Philippines. It covers a total land area of 32.84 hectares. The park is named after Daniel Hudson Burnham, an American architect and urban planner. He was also the one who laid the plans and design for Baguio City. Most of the park’s features were originally from Daniel Burnham’s design but a few changes and alterations were made to enhance the park’s be

Session Road
Session Road16.09 KMs away from Tapuacan River

Session Road marks Baguio's center of commercial activity. It is home to many savvy restaurants, bars, surplus boutiques (ukay-ukay), hotels, bakeries, movie houses, and drugstores. Covering from Luneta Hill to Baguio City Market, Session Road was named after the First Session of the Second Philippine Commission as its path led to its venue, the Baden Powell Hall.

Our Lady of Atonement Cathedral
Our Lady of Atonement Cathedral16.14 KMs away from Tapuacan River

The majestic church located on top of a hill in the heart of the city, it is one of the more familiar icons and most visited landmarks of the city. Its beautiful rose-colored structure is distinguished from other churches in the Philippines by its twin spires. One of the country's' most beautiful architectural structures and easily Baguio City's most magnificent building, richly-decorated inside, it stands majestically atop Mount Mary Hill, with a wonderful bird's-eye view of Session Road and th

Laperal House
Laperal House16.56 KMs away from Tapuacan River

Once owned by one of the richest clans in Baguio, Laperal Mansion is a commanding sight along Leonard road beside the infamous Teacher's Camp. The three-story mansion is decorated with old yet intricately-varnished interiors. Used as a garrison by the Japanese, the Laperals' loving home was quickly turned into a gruesome site, which explains numerous stories about ghost sightings. Despite its brooding aura, the Mansion has a garage that serves as a showroom for bamboo art.

Camp John Hay Yellow Trail
Camp John Hay Yellow Trail16.62 KMs away from Tapuacan River

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.

BAGUIO TEACHERS' CAMP MUSEUM
BAGUIO TEACHERS' CAMP MUSEUM17.11 KMs away from Tapuacan River

Teachers’ Camp was founded in 1908 as a vacation home for teachers visiting from outside of the city. This ingenious plan, as laid out by Governor William Pack, was formally opened on April 6, 1908. In 1936, the Teachers’ Camp also became the residence of Philippine Military Academy cadets until their number strengthened and a transfer to their current site in Fort Del Pilar became necessary a year after. Baguio Teachers’ Camp has also witnessed situations, a blend of joy and misfortune.

Bell Church
Bell Church17.58 KMs away from Tapuacan River

The Bell Church is a magnificent Taoist Church that sits between Baguio City and La Trinidad, Benguet. Part of the reason why the Bell Church might be missed is because it has typically not been offered as a part of the local tours offered by travel agencies because it sits just a bit outside of the normal routes of things to see when you are visiting Baguio City. It is a site you don’t want to miss, but you have to go a little out of your way to see it.

The Colors of Stobosa
The Colors of Stobosa17.67 KMs away from Tapuacan River

The Colors of StoBoSa, officially designated as the StoBoSa Hillside Homes Artwork, is a community artwork designed by the Tam-awan Village group, and is a locally recognized tourist attraction in the town of La Trinidad, Benguet. The paintwork of multiple houses composes the single artwork.

The Mansion
The Mansion18.09 KMs away from Tapuacan River

The Mansion is the official summer residence of the President of the Philippines. It is located in the eastern part of the city along C.P. Romulo Drive (formerly a part of Leonard Wood Road) and right across from Wright Park. Older than the city itself, the Mansion is easily one of the most visited and photographed landmarks of Baguio.

Mines view park
Mines view park19.43 KMs away from Tapuacan River

A ridge located at the extreme northeast side of the city, past The Mansion and Wright Park, Mines View Park boasts of a spectacular view of Benguet's gold and copper mines and the Cordillera mountains. The main attractions in Mines View Park nowadays would be the commercial activities such as the souvenir and silverworks stores by the park. The one especially worth visiting is Rimando's, that offers the best carved artifacts, on the Gibraltar side.

Binga Dam
Binga Dam27.81 KMs away from Tapuacan River

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.

Ambuklao Dam
Ambuklao Dam32.06 KMs away from Tapuacan River

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.

Metropolitan Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist
Metropolitan Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist34.74 KMs away from Tapuacan River

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lingayen–Dagupan is an archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the Province of Pangasinan, Philippines. Its cathedral is the Metropolitan Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Dagupan City with a co-cathedral, the Epiphany of Our Lord Parish Church, in the neighboring municipality of Lingayen.

Saints Peter & Paul Parish Church - Calasiao
Saints Peter & Paul Parish Church - Calasiao37.05 KMs away from Tapuacan River

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.

Ma-Cho Temple (Taoist Temple)
Ma-Cho Temple (Taoist Temple)37.66 KMs away from Tapuacan River

Hiding in one of the busy city in La Union is an old Chinese temple build atop of the hill of San Fernando overlooking the vast South China Sea. This Taoist temple was built in the 1970s dedicated to the Chinese deity Matzu, a powerful protector of the sea and a patron of fishermen. That is why the temple is facing the sea. Inside the temple, you will find the breathtaking 13 tiers spider-type dome, towers, pagoda, gardens, fountains, wood carvings of deities, and many traditional Taoist interio