Callao Cave, Cagayan, Philippines
Before the discovery of pancit batil patong, the first thing that comes to my mind when one mentions Tuguegarao City is a cave; a huge one where light filters in from a natural crevice above, illuminating a row of pews facing a natural stone altar. A cave, whose chambers are large enough to hold weddings in; one unlike any other in the Philippines. Callao Cave.
Callao Cave is only one of the 300 caves in the area, it is part of the Peñablanca Protected Landscape and Seascape; one of the earliest National Parks in the country and considered as the cave capital of the Philippines.
It has a total of nine chambers, seven of which can be explored by visitors. Its remaining two chambers were closed off by an earthquake during the 80’s. It is so massive, it covers two barangays in town.
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