Monday, January 19, 2009

Dupinga River in Gabaldon

Dupinga River is probably the most famous tourist spot of Gabaldon, Nueva Ecija. It is an essential part of life for both the Dumagats who live in the Sierra Madre Mountains or the local residents of Gabaldon and its surrounding municipalities. A part of the river just under the concrete bridge of a highway was developed into a picnic grove where several huts that include tables and karaoke machines are available for rent.

Currently, the river is most suited for swimming but there are also some parts of it that has strong rapids that if further developed could be a perfect place for adventure activities like water rafting, tubing and the likes.

It rained the day before we got here so the river is quite strong that some huts in the adjacent shore were submerged in water. Further, the high level of the river prevented us from going into a waterfall that was previously included in our itinerary. Here are some shots of the river I have taken in this trip with Dong Ho and Orlan.




Dupinga River on a Sierra Madre Mountain Backdrop



River Rapids



A Hut With a View



Submerged Picnic Hut



Dupinga River's Strong Current



"Cottege" for Rent



Lawstude Enjoying The View



Gabaldon is the easternmost town of Nueva Ecija and borders Dingalan in Aurora. Known previously as Sabani, this town is tucked in Sierra Madre Mountain range so expect a cool weather and a beautiful mountain landscape throughout the area. There is only one highway passing through this town coming from Laur, Nueva Ecija and ending in Dingalan, Aurora. There are daily trips here to and fro Cabanatuan City.

Please check also Dong Ho's post on the Raging Waters of Dupinga River by clicking here.




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47 comments:

  1. gustong gusto ko yung ikalimang photo dito. hindi ko rin malimutan yung cottage na nakasulat ay cottege. hehehe... saya natin doon nung time na yon.

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  2. natatakot ako sa mga ganyang tubig. pero marami ang na e excite sa mga ganyan.

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  3. The scenery is beautiful byt the river rapid looked so fierce. It is scary to be in the picnic hut at the wrong time. Maybe they should built the picnic hut on higher ground.

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  4. Great pictures of the river. No doubt that someday soon, this will be a popular tourist site if it's not so already. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Mukhang ang lamig ng tubig. Safe ba paliguan yan?

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  6. Lakas ng alon ah? Is this normal or it's just for the rainy season?

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  7. That's some beautiful water. What a beautiful place.

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  8. Sana sa last picture mo humarap ka ng konti sa right. Para nakita namin kahit half ng face mo. Haha.

    Nakakatakot yung river. Parang madudurog ang katawan mo in 3 seconds kapag nahulog ka. At panalo ang cottege for rent ha! Hahaha.

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  9. Absolutely beautiful shots, visiting your blog never disappoints.

    Cheers!
    Regina In Pictures

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  10. How I wish I can see this place, too. Very pretty talaga ang Pinas!

    Have a look at my world here.

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  11. I feel refreshed reading this post and seeing the rapids, very nice water!

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  12. The river rapids are beautiful to watch, but I sure wouldn't want to get caught in the current. Great photos. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Very cool. Looks like those would be some wild rapids to navigate.

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  14. Great shot as always. I could almost feel the coldness of the water.

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  15. What a wild beauty in the place. It looks like a wonderful place to visit. Nice pictures.

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  16. The rapids reminded of Cagayan De Oro River used for White Water rafting. Pwedeng-pwede maging eco-tourism ang lugar na yan.

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  17. the second photo is absolutely gorgeous! it would be wonderful to have lunch in those huts, while your feet are submerged in water.:D

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  18. grabeh ang current ng tubig. kahit pic lang parang naanod na ako. hehe

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  19. Yes, the river does look like it might be used for white water rafting...but is that because of the recent rain? Too bad you couldn't see the falls! I'd have been very disappointed.

    It's a beautiful spot, worthy of visiting.

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  20. I can understand that you love this place.Thank you for the tour!

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  21. Great pictures of a dramatically swollen, rushing river. It actually looks quite dangerous.

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  22. I love photographing water, especially rapids like this. Beautiful watery world.

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  23. Wow! the river looks interesting. Nice shots! How's the waterfalls? Were you able to go eventually?

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  24. kayo ba nagrent nung "cottege"? hehe :D

    amazing scenery as ever! i can imagine kung gano ka-rapid ang flow nung ilog =)

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  25. excellent pictures from a strong river and a beautiful place.

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  26. Amazing photos of such a beautiful place! I loved the entire series.

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  27. ang gaganda ng mga pictures mo, kitang kita ang talent mo regarding photography.

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  28. Aqui podemos sentir a força da natureza!

    bjs

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  29. Hi Norman! Another great post! Also loved to see the Ecija's mountain road trip; great shots!
    Blogtrotter (waiting for your comments on Delhi...)

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  30. Wow!!!like i say to dongG,you guy are PRO..look at the photos ,so beautiful & you have so many places to visit too.

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  31. i can almost hear the sound of the river's current, attorney :-)

    exciting siguro mamasyal jan kaya lang di ako marunong mag-swim haha

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  32. absolutely gorgeous shots of the river, the rapids and the countryside. thanks for sharing them with us.

    erin

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  33. Love the countryside and the raging rapids!

    :D

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  34. very nice place and the pictures are awesome. Its like I'm with you during travel. :)

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  35. may room service ba sa cottage for rent? haha. kahit kape lang. o hot water para sa instant noodles.

    ang ganda ng rapids. kainggit.

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  36. Wow! I never get over how beautiful everything is here. This would have been a good entry for Watery Wednesday.
    :-)

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  37. Love those shots. I'd have to drive for many hours or fly north to find a river with rapids like that. All the ones here in Florida are pretty tame and slow moving due to the mainly flat terrain. I do love a rocky, fast moving creek or river. It is one of my main reasons for visiting north Georgia, the Carolinas, Tennessee, etc.

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  38. beautiful shots!! pero, parang nakakatakot at baka biglang may flashflood. I like the one with the mountains as the backdrop.

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  39. I love those water current photos!

    Hadn't you tried taking photos of those water current using slow shutter speeds? Try it and it will look like a painting. You may use tripod for such technique...

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  40. I'm from Gabaldon, Nueva Ecija...thank you very much for posting those amazing pictures of Dupinga River which is the most popular place for family picnic during summer....it made me feel more homesick.

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  41. Very nice photos of Dupinga River! I love white water rafting and I think it’s not that hard to develop that River for that sports. Just a little alteration then it will be a perfect spot for people who love rafting.

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  42. maganda jan sa dupinga kung konti lang ang mga tao, pag summer kse marami nagpuputa jan parang divisoria ang mga tao jan pag summer dami pa lasing, ang parking pahirapan pa lalo na pag pauwi kna natabunan na ng mga sasakyan ung pinarkingan mo, tapos isa2 mo hahanapin mga me ari ng sasakyan pra makalabas kana, kya magandacguro mgapunta, jan kung di summer.....

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  43. Is dupinga river still one of the best places in Nueva Ecija ? I mean, people still visit there till now ?

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