Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Kapurpurawan Rocks

With more than seven thousand islands where the land descends the sea. And with world-re known pristine beaches, idyllic coves, amazing sunset on the pacific and the whitest of the white sand, the Philippines definitely has one of the best seascape in the world. And I thought I have seen everything... that is, until we visited Kapurpurawan Rock Formations in Burgos, Ilocos Norte.

Kapurpurawan in Ilocano dialect means kaputian or white and the these were called so because the whiteness of limestone rock. One could climb these rocks where one will be amazed by its different textures from smooth surface to somewhat wavy formations -truly a sight to behold. Here are some proof:

Kapurpurawan means Whiteness


Visitors humbled by the Rock


The Apex


Undulating Surface


Santana's Smooth is a perfect Background here.


Dong Ho at the Top


Amazing Seascape


Photographing the Photographer


Kapurpurawan Rock Formation is one of the best spot to visit in Burgos, Ilocos Norte together with Cape Bojeador Lighthouse which is in the opposite side of the road. I missed the chance of going to Kapurpurawan last year so I thank Dong Ho for inviting me to this trip together with Scud, Feigh, Jonee and Lantaw (shown on the first photo).

The beautiful sights around the White Hill and how to go there in my next post.

43 comments:

  1. ang smooth nung rock! so pwede pala sya apakan noh? bloghopping from dongho's site :)

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  2. ganda ng palce, ganda ng mga kuha, san si mr perfect dito? wala sa photo ah. ah photographer pala. hehehe

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  3. hehe
    parang nakita ko din si scud sa photos mo!

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  4. I've been to that place. I was with my photography club. It was a really long walk just to get there, but all worth it.

    Those rock formations remind me of chiffon cakes. LOL

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  5. I saw photos from the other blogs but I'm still wowed by your photos. Really, this is an amazing place. And thanks for sharing the meaning of kapurpurawan. I hardly know the dialect.

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  6. ang ganda ng rock formations. feeling mo parang marlboro country.

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  7. very nice formation ya =p i wanna go there~~ it's way to cold here in germany now ><

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  8. that is just so awesome! i'm gonna make sure to include that in my itinerary next time i go up north!

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  9. hopefully plans to go there next month will push through. i'd like to see that place!!

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  10. very cool picture, I want to go!!!

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  11. i've already seen similar photos with (i guess) your travel buddies, dong ho (and lantaw?) and i must say you have different perception of the place. great! great! great! i wish to visit this next time we go to ilocos. thanks for sharing.

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  12. grabe no--parang GIANT MARMOL---lol. mythical ang dating sakin--parang star trek , pati shape ang galing. sana maging accessible sya ng unti sa public no.....

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  13. Ang ganda naman ng lugar na to. Ok sa olryt.

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  14. olrayt! astig na mga models LOL!

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  15. Ang gaganda naman ng mga yan, as always, bow ako sa mga posts ninyo!

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  16. ganda talaga parang ala sa pilipinas! jijijiji

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  17. the textured and smooth surfaces remind me of white chocolate cake.:p

    you've captured this place' wild beauty.

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  18. definitely one of the best place ive been. one trip ill never forget. beginning with a series of unlikely events and ending it grand.

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  19. wow!!!! grabe ang ganda. Sana marating ko din ito.

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  21. Awesome rock formations. Hope to go there someday.

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  22. I initially thought you took these photos abroad. Beautiful!

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  23. Hi Norman! Wow! This is much more impressive than my Cotton Palace... Awesome pictures! Great job!!

    Meanwhile Blogtrotter finished Turkey 2008 (with a post you should see) and is back to a gem in Iberia for you to comment on... ;)). Enjoy and have a great weekend!

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  24. nakaka-wow! beautiful. first time to see such a beautiful rock formation in a shore. amazing.

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  25. WOW Philippines talaga. I really envy your travels man. Great Job.

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  26. Ang ganda nga ng place. Parang di sa Pilipinas.

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  27. Amazing landscape. Your country really is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Wow...what a lunar landscape ! Amazing !

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  29. These are stunning photos of an even more stunning place. Thank you so much for sharing and for stopping by.
    Smiles

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  30. Grabe! Di matawaran ang yamang kagandahan ng Pilipinas...

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  31. Wow! Amazing rock! I would love to visit this place! : )

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  32. LS: That is certainly a beautiful formation. I enjoyed the way you got the different views of the formations.

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  33. These rock formations are absolutely fascinating and beautiful. The photos are just great, showing lots of gorgeous details.

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  34. Absolutely beautiful! The rocks look like they have enormous white cloths draped over them!
    Janice.

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  35. Wow...your pics are amazing, thanks for documenting all these places here. There's really so much to discover in the Ph....The 3rd and last rock pics reminded me of the painter Salvador Dali

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  36. Delicious, wonderful photos. I feel I can touch this landscape.

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  37. The Apex...it´s incredible, like one of the masterpieces of art.

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  38. salamat for finding me---I'm afraid I have to say sorry though. I changed my url again---this time it's final na talaga. Sorry. a friend of mine proposed it to me so I said yes. please update it again. SALAMAT ng maraming marami.......

    http://www.pusangkalye.net/

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  39. Hi,
    Nice hike, beautiful scenery and magnificent rock textures,
    greetings and thanks for visiting my blog

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  40. awww, i miss out going here.. nice pics.. gondo2, parang nasa ibang bansa.. :P

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