The Philippines has never ran out of beautiful places for visitors to see and explore. One could be fascinated and charmed when they visit this particular place that will attract their attention on its unusual character.
In Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur, Philippines, there’s a river that the local people claimed to be enchanted. Unverified stories circulating, a fisherman laid claim stories of fish that could not be caught in the river because it is haunted by supernatural beings.
No diver has ever fathomed its depth, not even skilled or professional ones.
The “Enchanted River”, flows into the Philippine sea and the Pacific ocean at Barangay Talisay, Hinatuan. Modesto Farolan, the Father of Philippine Tourism, gave its name as described in his poem “Rio Encantado”.
This deep spring river, though enchanted as its name suggests, is slowly being unclothed of its mysteries. As far as divers have explored, they discovered a series of underground caves that interconnect each other acting as filters for the water making it clear all year round.
Local legends were inspired by its exceptional and mystifying color changes during daytime turning it to hues of sapphire and jade.
Experiments are still a continuing process to unearth how enchanted this river could be.
“If you want to experience a forest, mingle among its trees,” writes Michael Wojtech.
Trees have their protective outer covering in their trunks and branches that are colored gray and brown. There are variations in their colors and textures, if you examine it closely.
In the picture, you can see that their skin are carved by sharp objects by tourists who visited Nogas island in the province of Antique, Western Visayas, Philippines. Aren’t the tourists hurting the trees in such a way that they are piercing the tree barks. Leaving their names on trees won’t make them famous.
I find this statue very unusual in its form. I thought this was a mermaid, but looking at how the bend at the stomach makes her more of a snake than a mermaid. Her odd and very strange figure is likely that of a carnivorous reptile. Do you agree with me ?
You can find this incredible “being” inside the premises of Dawal beach resort in Zambales, Philippines.
when i forget the time i think no more of the past i live in the current life doing the things that i must my future waits somehow the fruition of good seeds and deeds what i have planted today are my pillars of tomorrow that will secure my being a picture of yesterday…
image by: ramsey tendero – Lake Sebu, South Cotabato, Philippines
With these bare hands that i have memoirs will take center stage words coming out from different heads story lines queue with different threads
sad and happy thoughts of yester years threads of life sewn with sweat and tears colors of different hues and various shades form part of the fabric that these hands made
writing in any form with my worn out hands from the deepest feels of mind’s silhouette hinterlands painful cries of tired difficult moments sweet smiles on great and easy days they won’t be forgotten, with these hands…
Mandaun, Masbate, Philippines – The coming of the storm can’t prevent the poverty-stricken people of Mandaun, Masbate to go fishing despite the bad weather. Coast guard have to stop them from going into the sea to prevent untoward incidents to happen in this time of the rainy season. Warnings have been announced and circulated not to go on sail but some fishermen ignored such warnings.
La Playa de Roxas, or Baybay beach as it is commonly called by the locals, faces the Sibuyan Sea and belongs to the Western Visayas Region, at the northeastern portion of Panay Island which neighbors Aklan, Antique, and Iloilo. Roxas city is the capital of Capiz province which has a population of 167,003 based on the 2015 statistics.
Baybay beach is a favorite tourist spot of local residents on weekends. The beach’s gray sand of 7 kilometers long boasts its charm through the night, setting its shores with ample visitors from nearby towns served by the neighboring restaurants that cater sea foods and other cuisines of reasonable prices which are a come-on for visiting local friends and foreign guests.
Your moments become more appealing, glamorous and romantic as you stroll on the shore at night. It could be made enjoyable seeing various activities in sight, like, fishing and having some lovely conversations with the local gentle people.