Tublay is a municipality in the province of Benguet.
Places of Interest
The following are places of interest, tourist attractions and/or notable landmarks in Tublay.
- Mount Pocgong – is a mountain shared by 3 Benguet municipalities of Tublay, Sablan, and Kapangan
- Amburayan River – The brooks of Tublay are tributaries of this mighty river that springs from the mountains of Atok.
- Ambongdolan Cave System – consists of Bengaongao Cave and Paterno Cave located in Barangay Ambongdolan
- Bayokbok Falls – located at Barangay Tuel
- Ketong Falls – located at Barangay Ambongdolan
- Shamsham/Siyam-siyam Falls – located at Barangay Baayan
- Tuel Asin Hot Spring – The hot sulfur waters spring from rock crevices and flow into the Tuel River.
- Basil Spanish Trail – located in Barangay Basil. It was built during the Spanish period and even to this day, this ancient foot trail is still existing and services the village residents. They use it in going to their farms or in traveling to other villages.
- Baayan Rice Terraces – located at Barangay Baayan. It aptly demonstrates the ability of the villagers’ ancestors in maximizing their indigenous lands, combining hard work and natural engineering skills to build rice terraces.
- Organic Vegetable Farms – located in Barangay Daclan. Local farmers practice vegetable farming without resorting to the use of harmful pesticides and insecticides.
- Coffee Plantations – Most of the barangays are engaged in backyard production of coffee using the Benguet Arabica variety. An inquiry with the Tourism Office at the Tublay Municipal Hall would identify which barangay offers coffee harvest tours, most probably it would be Caponga. These involve demonstrations of harvesting the organically grown coffee beans, processing the product, and preparation of the coffee drink which is locally called “kape-barako“.
- Lemon Plantation – located in Barangay Ambassador. Tourists and visitors are allowed to harvest the lemons themselves much like the strawberry picking offered in La Trinidad.
- Old Santo Niño Mines – located at Barangay Ambassador. This mining company stopped operations years ago but its mine site can be seen from the Halsema Highway, particularly at the Ambassador View Deck.
- Immaculate Conception Parish Church – located at Acop
- Adivay Festival – is a province-wide and month-long celebration held every November. The activities include a Grand Cañao, 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 Tublay
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