Tawi Tawi | The Grandeur of Bud Bongao

My fascination about Tawi Tawi started when I first saw pictures of travel bloggers on top Bud Bongao.  I have always been amazed by those wonderful pictures posted in their Facebook walls. It was a dream to reach this place. And today, that dream is a reality.

Bud Bongao is more popular as a mystique place rather than its imposing beauty. To the Muslims, this place is sacred because it is the abode of the Spirits. Locals climb this mountain for healing, prayer and/or to get connected with the spirits that own the mountain, thus making it a holy place.

My story to follow.

In the mean time, here are the pictures of the beautiful Bud Bongao.

Tawi Tawi | What To See in Tawi Tawi | Bud Bongao | Photo Essay

Tawi Tawi | What To See in Tawi Tawi | Bud Bongao | Photo Essay

Tawi Tawi | What To See in Tawi Tawi | Bud Bongao | Photo Essay

Tawi Tawi | What To See in Tawi Tawi | Bud Bongao | Photo Essay

Tawi Tawi | What To See in Tawi Tawi | Bud Bongao | Photo EssayTawi Tawi | What To See in Tawi Tawi | Bud Bongao | Photo Essay

Tawi Tawi | What To See in Tawi Tawi | Bud Bongao | Photo Essay

Tawi Tawi | What To See in Tawi Tawi | Bud Bongao | Photo Essay

Tawi Tawi | What To See in Tawi Tawi | Bud Bongao | Photo Essay

Tawi Tawi | What To See in Tawi Tawi | Bud Bongao | Photo EssayTawi Tawi | What To See in Tawi Tawi | Bud Bongao | Photo Essay

Tawi Tawi | What To See in Tawi Tawi | Bud Bongao | Photo Essay

Tawi Tawi | What To See in Tawi Tawi | Bud Bongao | Photo EssayTawi Tawi | What To See in Tawi Tawi | Bud Bongao | Photo Essay

HOW TO GET TO BUD BONGAO

From Bongao, take a tricycle to bring you to the “base camp.” The better alternative is to get a guide (your tricycle driver can do) to accompany you to the summit. Don’t forget to haggle for a good rate. Trekking time is is normally an hour.

PINOY ON THE ROAD STYLE OF TRAVELING

I brought bananas with me to give it to the monkeys! I saw lots of monkeys on my way up and saw none on my way down!

MY PERSONAL BIAS

I love Bud Bongao. It is a must see and a must experience. Tawi Tawi is never complete without climbing its highest peak. Two thumps up. Or better yet, tWo hands up!

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