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Address: Cantabon, Philippines

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Great for a small hike

Around Cang-apa, you will find the crossing to Butterfly garden. Take the paved road uphill to the right, the opposite direction than to the Butterflies. Continue uphill and you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Oslo, Norway
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Oslo, Norway
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55 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Around Cang-apa, you will find the crossing to Butterfly garden. Take the paved road uphill to the right, the opposite direction than to the Butterflies. Continue uphill and you will first find an area, inviting visitors to take a picnic (no clue why anyone would sit down there, everything is damaged and waste is spread everywhere). Continue even further until... More 

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Dumaguete City, Philippines
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We hiked the easy way, not the path with the 12 stations of the Cross and climbed the tower to enjoy the view. Alas the trees has growned too tall to get a 360 degree view but we certainly enjoyed the fine wx and the the sound of the crickets. A nice reason to hike in the forest.

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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

We eventually found Mt Bandila-an after several days of unsuccessful but enjoyable attempts. Worth it for the views (although the treetops could do with trimming as the views from the tower were occasionally blocked by leaves!) and the cool shady winding mountain roads you travel to get there.

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Cebu Island, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

Our friend guide took us here not knowing what we were about to do. She told us we'd be trekking up to the mountain. There's a pathway to get up and it could get a little steep so just take your time. The place is also where pilgrims go during Holy week. There are stations of the cross along the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

We got lost on our way here! We weren't even sure where we are since I don't have 3G signal for my phone's maps. We asked people along the way where the park is and they say just go straight and follow the road. We did find a decrepit sign that with the park name but didn't find any entrances.... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Great views from the top of the mountain. Best scooter ride on the island, the scenery is really pretty.

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55 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

My girlfriend and I decided to walk together with a group of.locals which organized a walk to the mountain to the opening of the Faith Healing festival. We walked 10 km from the tennis court to the top and it was a great experience to be surrounded by nature and at every stop we had coconut water and we would... More 

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Manila
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

First be aware that the road up the mountain takes a little longer to navigate than one might think - and a van will handle it better than a moto-tricycle. We did not go hiking in the forests of Bandilaan, but took the path up to the look-out tower. Unfortunately, the stairs have rotted away and it is unsafe/dangerous to... More 

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Cebu Island, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The park is a home to many of the endangered philippines trees. When you get there. Get off the car... Take a walk on the trail. Go up the look out lister to the birds ....spend time to experience the throb of nature

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Didn't hike along the mountains, just went up to the tower and took some pictures. There were quite a bit of wear and tear along the steps so please be careful when climbing up or down. And of course you should take some images with the 3 crosses at the ground level

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