Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Jumping Off Bokong Falls @ Sagada

Small But Proud Bokong Falls


Sagada has two famous Falls which are often referred to as "the Little Falls" and "the Big Falls". I was really eager to go to Bomod-ok Falls or the Big Falls but unfortunately, it was harvest season in Sagada and their tradition does not allow any travelers or tourists to walk through their rice fields.

As a consolation however, there is the Bokong Falls or the Small Falls which is just fifteen minutes away from the town proper. To go there, just walk through the paved road of Nagongogan until you reach the Arts and Crafts house. After seeing the stainless metal marker, you have to go down to the steps (beware of dogs), walk through a visible trail amidst the rice fields and follow the stream until you hear the rushing water.

Bokong Falls has two cascading waters of about fifteen to twenty feet. It is also referred to as Small Twin Falls. One can climb its rock and use the topmost rock as a diving podium where one can jump on the cool pool waters below. The pool below is about seven feet at the deepest and if not for its very cold water, the mild force of the running water has the same effect of a jacuzzi that gently massages your weary body. Therefore, this place is perfect after a whole day of trekking and hiking activity in Sagada.

Hopefully, I could visit the Bomod-ok Falls or the Big Falls next time. Just gotta check with them first if your preferred vacation there does not coincide with the harvest season. But in the meantime, the Small Twin Falls is a fine baby alternative.

Here are some more shots of the place and the trail leading to it:


Pinoy Coachsurfers Enjoyin' the Place



Rice Terraces Along the Way



The Trail to Bokong Falls


By the way, the guy jumping off the Falls is Benj of Atheista fame. You can check out Bokong Falls and Bomod-ok Falls at his site Visit Sagada.

More of Sagada in my next posts.

30 comments:

  1. great, great shots as usual. lovely place!

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  2. Hey bro, how do we go to Sagada? Your feature on the place made me want to go there.

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  3. di ko pa npuntahan yan...next na pag uwi ko ng pinas, isa yan sa listahan ko para pasyalan.

    p.s.
    pinoy na pinoy ang dating pards, natuwa ako dun sa beware og dogs..he he he.:)

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  4. woohoo... as usual, amazing shots... hehehe

    parang gusto ko pumunta dyan at magpafree massage... hehehe

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  5. Ang cute! jejejejjeje.... ipa-spa na yan! jijijijiji

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  6. the first photo is calling my name!:P great shots as usual.

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  7. The waterfall looked so beautiful and it looked so dangerous to jump down from the waterfall but then you are all so young and adventurous. The rice terrace looked so pleasing to the eyes, very lovely.

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  8. Oh what a fine looking falls, and that's just the small falls.

    how are the accommodations here, lawstude? can you stay here on a shoestring budget?

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  9. The water falls look so unreal. But it is real! wow, really amaze by the natural beauties.

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  10. The falls is so refreshing to look at.

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  11. bat ang gaganda ng mga litrato mo?!?! hehehe. nice job man.

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  12. pards congrats sa pagkakapasok mo bilang finalist on best photo blog PBA2009...;)

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  13. Brrrrr... lamig siguro ng tubig dyan!

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  14. Hi Norman! Another week has passed without a chance to drop by. It seems time runs faster when you get to a certain age... ;)

    Another wonderful set of pictures. There are so many lovely places in Philippines shown on your blog that you'll have to make a selection for me the next time I'll get there!

    Blogtrotter is trying to have fun in the Turkish Riviera. Enjoy and have a marvellous weekend!

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  15. Lovely shots of the Falls and the fields. :)

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  16. congrats pare!
    phil blog award nominee.
    galing!

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  17. Sagada will be one of my list next summer. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. "it was harvest season in Sagada and their tradition does not allow any travelers or tourists to walk through their rice fields"

    That is interesting...love Sagada... should go back there!

    Colorful images!

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  19. wow, everything looks so lush and refreshing! would love to go there too!

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  20. this one we missed when we went there. kaya tama si kit, pupuntahan namin yan.

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  21. I could almost feel the cold water here. Cool shots.

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  22. jaw dropping shots. grabe! napaka-inviting ng falls na yan.

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  23. Beautiful waterfall and rice terraces!

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  24. kuya lawstude,

    sama ako next time pagbabalik kayo ng sagada.

    Good luck sa PBA!

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  25. The falls are so beautiful and I also love the shot of the rice terraces, such lush and green. I think the smaller falls look like a great consolation to not being able to go to the bigger falls.

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  26. Hi guys!

    Benj here! Ako yung tumalon sa falls. hehe

    Long weekend sa Nov 27-30! Tara!

    :)

    Benj

    http://visitsagada.com

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  27. What a nice waterfall. I hope you get to the big one next time.

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  28. I could imagine the pool water was rather cold but looked like you guys had a whale of a time :)

    The rice terraces are beautiful :)

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  29. Sagada is a marvelous place, Lawstude. Again thank you for sharing such a wonderful place! :)

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