The Real Thrill of Kapatagan Highlands

From a boozy dusk till dawn, I woke up being greeted by the cold morning mists of Kapatagan Highlands. It was 5 o'clock in the very morning when I woke up battling against the cold mountain breeze. I intended to wake up early to catch the beautiful sunrise of the mountain. But hurray, it was not just a beautiful sunrise that I saw but the amusing scenery that surround us. 


The Majestic Mount Apo - Philippines' Highest Peak

Mount Matutum As Seen From Afar


After lavishing ourselves with great food amidst the spectacular magnificence of nature, we headed to CAMP SABROS, also part of Kapatagan Highlands for its famous Zip Line Rides. I myself tried one and had a wonderful time seeing the fresh, green and clean natural beauty of mountains from the Zip Line Cable Rides.

From Camp Sabros, we visited the AGONG HOUSE. A one of a kind structure built in the middle of the hilly slopes of Kapatagan. The Agong House is patterned after the musical instrument called Agong widely used by the Indigenous People of Mindanao. The Agong House is actually a vacation house of an Indian national  open for public visits. Well-known Davao sculptor, Kublai Millan displays his sculptural works here. One example is this sculpture of a couple sitting in the middle of the garden. Agong House is a vernacular form of Architecture inspired by the Indigenous Peoples of our beloved Island of Mindanao.

Our last top was the VIRGIN FALLS. The Virgin Falls is hidden in the green lushes of Kapatagan. Going there is not easy. It was a very tough trek and the trail was not established. We passed by steep edges of rocks and some cliff that almost fainted me away. But all the exhaustion vanished when the cold mist of the Virgin Falls kisses our cheeks when we get there. It was really stunning. And the waters were truly inviting.

Before heading home, I had the chance to meet and greet some folks of Kapatagan Highlands. They were very courteous and accommodating. I asked the kids to pose for me and these what I got - a genuine kind of smile I will truly treasure for the rest of my life.
These among others are truly the real thrill of Kapatagan Highlands. BUT MOST OF ALL, sharing these thrills and excitement to your friends like mine is definitely a one of kind unforgettable experience.

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December 7, 2010 at 10:46 PM delete this place..wish to be here soon... ang ganda!!!

December 8, 2010 at 1:59 PM delete

@ ABoyNamedXander - Thanks. This is one of the must visit places in Davao Del Sur. Amazingly green and beautiful!

January 13, 2011 at 9:42 AM delete

Wow, I didn't know about Virgin falls and Agong House, we should have visited that, we ran out of new things to do there on my second visit to Davao. We had a lot of time because we cancelled our Mt. Apo trek. Dapat kinontak kita Olan, ikaw ang authority sa lakwatsa dyan :)

January 21, 2011 at 11:39 AM delete

Thats was a great place!Nice environment.Really awesome!Nice picture!Great blogs.Keep on posting!

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February 8, 2011 at 10:53 PM delete

love their smile..look so timeless.:)

great shots Olan!

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