4 Caves to explore in Philippines
The Philippines, island country of Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean. It is an archipelago consisting of some 7,100 islands and islets lying about 500 miles off the coast of Vietnam.
Hinagdanan Cave is a famed Bohol tourist attraction for not only its unique beauty but also the interesting story of how it came to be. It meaning “Laddered” in Cebuano, is one of the many wondrous caves in the island province of Bohol. Hinagdanan also holds a bit of history from the Second World War. The cave was once used as a hideout by the locals to escape from the Japanese Imperial army, but unfortunately they were still found.
Pamitinan Cave is where Andres Bonifacio and seven katipuneros made their pilgrimage and covenant for freedom during the April Holy Week in 1895, a year before the outbreak of the Philippine Revolution, the first revolution in Asia. It is also known as the Cave of Bernando Carpio. It is just the numerous cave with spectacular rock formation form the majestic limestone crags of the Montalban Gorge. It is declared as a National Geological Monument .
The Tabon Cave Complex is a 138-hectare museum site reservation at the western coastline of Quezon town, Southern Palawan. It lies northwest of the town proper, bound on the north, east and west parts by coastal sea; it is an isthmus connected to the mainland by mangroves. Although there is only one cave originally named Tabon, all caves in Lipuun Point Reservation have become collectively known as Tabon Cave Complex where numerous archaeological artifacts have been discovered since 1962.