Sunday, November 15, 2009

To Kapurpurawan and Beyond

The rock formations of Kapurpurawan is definitely its biggest draw. But before you reach the main prize, you will be rewarded with lots of consolation price because the trail and the landscape going to the Rock is just so splendidly beautiful.

Waters trapped between rocks and bonsai plants sprawling in the area are just some of the things you will pass by. Then, the rocks along the shores honed by time as well as little critters trapped between them are quite interesting. Of course, the supporting cast of sharp hills and its lush greens and the channel of water that runs in there is just an amazing sight to behold. Enough talking, let me just share these:

Kapurpurawan Grove


Rocky Blue


Rocky Hills


Bonsai Twig


Bonsai Sprawling Around Sharp Rocks


Natural Beauty


Sharp Hills All Around

How to go there? The Municipality of Burgos is about less than two hours away from Laoag and about thirty minutes from Bangui. If riding on a commuter bus, you need to get-off Burgos Highway or ask the driver to drop you off the town proper. On heading to the Rocks, the best way is thru a motorbike because the unpaved road is filled with large, uneven rocks. On a good weather, one may rent a tricycle but still, you need to prepare yourself for a bumpy ride. The tricycle ride will take you about twenty minutes into the jump-off point. But if it rained and the road gets all muddy, you have no other choice but to hike from the highway to the Rocks. After reaching the waiting shed or the jump-off station, you need to trek-down to the Kapurpurawan Rocks on a slippery and sharp surface. You will definitely get your feet wet but then, the view of the place is just so worthy despite of the hardships in going there.

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43 comments:

  1. pinalitan ko po yung blog url ko---paki-update ha. thanks thanks

    http://pusangkalyedin.blogspot.com/

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  2. so---yung mga bonsai sa rocks talaga natubo---galing namn---parang mythical ang dating. baka taga rito si PANDAY---lol

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  3. What a fine view in this lovely morning. I love the first pic the most.

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  4. Parang scary puntahan dahil sa mga rocks... pero nice ang formation ha

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  5. i love the rugged landscape, and your closeup of the bonsai twig is terrific.

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  6. Lovely photo of the rock formation. You make the plants looked so pretty. I will be very busy in coming days as my nephew is getting married soon and I am going to cambodia next month for a wedding. Hope to get more photos over there. (Long awaited holiday) :)

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  7. Yung rock formation, was it shaped by sea current? This place looks familiar like I've seen if from one of FPJ's movie.

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  8. That's a beautiful and fascinating landscape!
    Awesome pictures as well.
    Thanks for taking me there :)

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  9. Wonderfull blog, fantastic shots!!nice to meet you :)

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  10. Love the twisted roots and lovely rock formations.

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  11. Wow! It looks like heaven here on earth! It's a beautiful place! Very, very beautiful. Galing din ng pagkakuha ng mga photos. Rocky Hills is my favorite in this series...

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  12. Oh my this is such a beautiful place. I love all your photo's.

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  13. Wow! What can I say! The views are beautiful! The rocky hills and the bonsai plants sprawling on those rocks are breath taking : )

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  14. mabubuhay kaya ung bonsai na yan sa manila? :) i like this series. looks like u and dom and the rest of your gang had a blast. tc!

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  15. Thanks for the tour, I enjoyed it without getting my feet wet! The picture of the sharp rocks is great!

    Thanks for visiting!

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  16. definitely one of the best! i like your shot of the bonsai sprawling. ill miss this place. pero babalikan ko to.

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  17. LS: What wonderful photos you got of the rocks and trees, certainly a neat place to visit.

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  18. the place looks breathtaking... nice...

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  19. yan pala yung Kapurpuranwan, very photogenic!

    interesting place, manghihila din ako ng kasama papunta jan!

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  20. This looks like a place I would enjoy hiking through. I'm not sure I'll get to your part of the world, so thanks for taking us along.

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  21. The scenery here is very beautiful. Good for some adventure too.

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  22. stunning photos.
    how lucky you are! :-)

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  23. Marvelous shots as always! There is so much beauty where you are! Thanks for sharing it with us!

    Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  24. Each photo is a work of art. I love the way you get so close to your subject.

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  25. Thanks for the tour and photos. What a great place.

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  26. I'm headed there next weekend! Thanks for the directions. How far away is it from the main highway? We're bringing a car, wonder where we can leave it?

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  27. What a fantastic place. I love rocks so I'd be in heaven there. I love seeing your part of the world through your camera lens.

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  28. Great shot of another beautiful place. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. Lovely shots of the place!
    If luck permits may be I will visit.

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  30. Great shots. It looks like a unique and lovely place.

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  31. the rock formations are truly a sight to behold! this one of ilocos' sceneries. great capture!

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  32. the rock formations are truly a sight to behold! this one of ilocos' sceneries. great capture!

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  33. Thanks for the tour. The rock formations on the hills and on the shore were just pure poetry to me. Thanks!

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  34. What an amazing series of photos of wild nature. You are a talented photographer. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. Thanks for sharing these wonderful pictures. I am really impressed by the beauty of the scenery.

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  36. Thank you for the great tour in your country, which I get to know little by little by you and other bloggersw from the Philippines.

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  37. "the things you will pass by" make me want to go there already and the photos are ecstatic.

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  38. You always show us such beautiful landscapes and wonders of nature that it is a joy to visit your blog.

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  39. We would have walked our way from the highway to Kapurpurawan. Thankfully, our jeepney driver caved in to our request or it would have been a very, very, very long hike.

    But I agree with you that seeing the rock formation is worth all the hardships in getting to the place.

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