Buguias, Benguet

Buguias is a municipality in the province of Benguet.

Places of Interest

The following are places of interest, tourist attractions and/or notable landmarks in Buguias.

  • Mount Pulag Jr. – located in Barangay Catlubong, close to the original Mount Pulag
  • Agno River – this mighty river traverses Buguias and its neighbors, Bokod, and Itogon. Its headwaters are in Buguias and Kabayan. Local and foreign vacationers may use the river for swimming, rafting, canoing, fishing, and picnicking.
  • Poblacion Hot Spring – for people seeking therapeutic spring waters.
  • Mount Nato-o – located in Barangay Sebang
  • Mount Kaman-eleng – located in Barangay Baculongan Sur
  • Mount Kitongan – located in Barangay Loo
  • Mount Apanderang – located in Barangay Natubleng
  • Biak-na-Bato – as the name implies, it is a huge broken rock which, through the years, has become a home to local birds called pipingew. It is located in Barangay Bangao.
  • Sabeng-Anito Falls – located in Barangay Lengaoan
  • Man-asok Falls – located in Barangay Baculongan Sur
  • Bayobongan Falls – located in Barangay Baculongan Sur
  • Nato-o Lake – located in Barangay Sebang
  • Tabeyo Lake – located in Barangay Amlimay
  • Apo Anno Cave – found in Nabalicong, Barangay Natubleng. It is the resting place prepared for Apo Anno after his mummified remains were finally recovered. The centuries-old mummy was stolen in the 1920’s, found its way to collectors/museums abroad, and returned to its hometown after a series of negotiations.
  • Burial caves which are privately owned and maintained by certain families as these are the resting places of their ancestors. Viewing of any of these caves may be arranged with the LGU, community elders, and/or concerned families. These burial caves are located in Barangays Baculongan Sur, Calamagan, Amlimay, Lengaoan, Sebang, Catlubong, and Natubleng.
  • Stone Coffins – are boulders carved into coffins owned by prominent families in Gatawa
  • Ancestral Landmark – described as a “clan marker” for which people can trace their ancestral lineage
  • Sebang Spanish Trail – an ancient trail that existed since the Spanish times
  • Natubleng Vegetable Rice Terraces – the sight of how the mountainous areas have been turned into vegetable plantations will not fail to impress the traveler passing through the Halsema Highway. The Natubleng vegetable terraces are among the most impressive sceneries in this mountain highway.
  • World War II 66th Infantry Shrine – a monument erected at Barangay Lengaoan in honor of the brave Filipino and American soldiers who defended the area against the Japanese enemies during World War II.
  • Veterans Memorial Marker – a historical marker to recognize the special role of the World War II veterans who liberated Abatan and Buguias on 27 July 1945. Every year, this date is a municipal holiday and celebrated by way of wreath-laying, parade, and program.
  • Municipal Hall View Deck – a view deck on top of the Municipal Building which overlooks the town’s vegetable farms
  • Privately-owned resorts with swimming pools, picnic areas, and other facilities for rest and recreation. These resorts are popular destinations during holidays and the summer months as they serve as the best replacement of the distant beach which is the most preferred idea of fun vacation among many people.
  • Benguet State University (BSU)-Buguias Campus – is a state university whose main campus is in the capital town of La Trinidad
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish Church – located in Barangay Abatan

Festivals

  • Adivay Festival – is a province-wide and month-long celebration held every November. The activities include a Grand CaƱao, search for the Mr. and Ms. Benguet, sports events, cultural presentations, rodeo, horseback riding competition, and agri-tourism fair, among others. As the name implies, the festival is a special event for the coming together of the 13 municipalities of Benguet to celebrate as one. Also meant as a thanksgiving for the official foundation of the province. Adivay Festival activities take place in the capital town of Benguet in La Trinidad.

Map of Buguias


* For more information about Buguias, check its PhilAtlas profile.
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