Tinago Falls is a waterfall in Iligan City, Lanao del Norte in the southern Philippine island of Mindanao. It is one of the main tourist attractions in Iligan, a city known as the City of Majestic Waterfalls.
Tinago is a Filipino term meaning "hidden", the falls being hidden in a deep ravine. Trekking to the falls requires approximately 500 descending steps called the winding stairc ...
The falls is high, its very cold waters cascading beautifully into a deep and calm basin-like pool which appears like a blue-colored lagoon. Under the falls is a small cave where people can enter and listen to the rumbling waters.
Legend has it that there once lived an influential and powerful Sultan Agok and his wife. They were appointed by their people as their king and queen. But they became too proud of themselves and became selfish rulers of their kingdom. When the sultan's wife was pregnant, an enchantress, disguised as a beggar, begged for their help but instead they exiled and rejected her. Because of this, the enchantress cursed the couple that the child will become ugly but they did not take it seriously and permanently banished the enchantress.
The child did become ugly. The couple was sad and disappointed, expecting the baby to be as lovely as her mother. They hid the child in a cave to avoid embarrassment and named the baby Tin-ag, which means "hidden face". They visited and took care of the baby in the cave.
When the child grew up, she came out of the cave and became amazed at what she saw. The enchantress, who cursed her parents, saw her and made an offer to transform her into something of great beauty and splendor. She accepted the offer and became the Tinago Falls.
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Have you been to Iligan City? It is a highly urbanized city in the Northern part of Mindanao, Philippines. It is one of the 10 largest cities in the Philippines in terms of land area. Well, Ive been here last December 2015. The City got my interest because of the numerous waterfalls located within its area. Iligan City is known as the City of Majestic Waterfalls and there are about 24 waterfalls in the city. Two of the most well known falls are the Tinago Falls and Maria Cristina Falls.
Tucked in between Barangay Purakan of the town of Linamon and Barangay Ditucalan of Iligan City is Tinago Falls, Lanao del Norte?s prime icon. Geographically speaking, it is still within the vicinity of Iligan City, home to at least twenty-four waterfalls making the moniker ?City of Majestic Waterfalls? very fitting.
Tinago Falls trip in Iligan City, Lanao del Norte.
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I haven't made any travel plans this first month of the year, but something came up at the office and now, I'm getting ready for a trip to Cagayan De Oro tomorrow to help out in a work-related event. It will be my second time to visit CDO. The first time was last summer, a few days of visit that was filled with some extreme firsts.
It was my first time to try whitewater rafting, as well as some scary but exciting rides??"wouldn't mind trying them again.
If you find yourself in Cagayan De Oro one of these days, here are some ideas on what to see and do:
Don't forget to visit the Maria ...
Tinago Falls is a waterfall in Iligan City, Lanao del Norte in the southern Philippine island of Mindanao.
I have not updated this blog for quite a long time, that's 20 days and 12 hours to be exact, my last post was about my travel to Iligan City for the Waterfalling Adventure Tour 1.0. It must be the lack of inspiration the past weeks :) But now I'm back! Hello I don't want October to just passed with only a single post in this blog. Here are some photos of the waterfalls I was able to visit together with the participants of the Waterfalling Adventure Tour 1.0. We visited a total of seven out of the 23 identified waterfalls in Iligan City during the 5 days of WAT 1.0.
During the first d ...