KALINGA TOURIST SPOTS: The Charm of the Sleeping Beauty

One astounding sight in Tinglayan, Kalinga that you shouldn't miss is the Sleeping Beauty Mountain. Also known as Mt. Patukan, it is a mountain ridge located between the municipalities of Tanudan and Tinglayan. It is called as such because it resembles to a sleeping woman lying on its back.

It's a natural attraction that is enveloped in beauty and mystery. Legend tells that the sleeping beauty is the image of a woman who died on Mt. Patukan waiting for her husband who were caught on a tribal war. It is the same spot where the lady died which developed into what the present-day "Sleeping Beauty Mountain".

According to some locals, it would take about 10-14 hours to reach its summit. Since we only have limited time and we were not prepared for it, we didn't bother to climb it; we just enjoyed its stunning charm from the Chico River.


Option 1: Via Banaue and Bontoc
From Manila, take a bus bound for Banaue. Travel time is 8-9 hours, fare is 450 pesos. Ohayami bus offers daily trips to Banaue, their terminal is located in Lacson Avenue, corner Fajardo St., Sampaloc Manila (near University of Sto. Tomas). From Banaue, take a jeepney bound for Bontoc, travel time is about 3 hours and fare is around 200 pesos. At Bontoc, take a bus bound for Tabuk that passes by the town of Tinglayan. The bus leaves at 9:00 AM and their terminal is found near Mountain Province State Polytechnic College. Travel time is around 2.5 to 3 hours, fare is 110 pesos.

Option 2: Via Tabuk
From Manila, take a bus bound for Tabuk via Victory Liner in Kamias. Fare is around 570 pesos and travel time is 12 hours. Alternatively, you can take a Tuguegarao bound bus and then take a van bound for Tabuk. In Tabuk, take a jeepney or an ordinary bus bound for Bontoc which passes by the town of Tinglayan. Terminal can be found in front of the police station across St. William’s Cathedral. Travel time is about 2.5 to 3 hours and fare is around 110 pesos.

This is part of my Holy Week and Araw ng Kagitingan long weekend holiday trip in Ifugao, Mt. Province and Kalinga last April 5-9, 2012. Kalinga, a landlocked province in the Cordillera Administrative Region is the 60th province on my list. Join me as I continue my journey to visit all 80 provinces in the Philippines!
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  1. wow ang ganda, tapos ung clouds ang baba.

  2. ngayon ko lang nalaman na may ganyan palang mountain. Astig Sleeping Beauty! Parang Mariang Makiling din. Will definitely check that out pag nagawi ako ng Kalinga! :)

  3. This part of the country is included on my To-Visit destination. Thank you for sharing valuable information. I think it is also amazing to do a trek in on this "sleeping beauty mountain."
    Anyway would you happen to know if there are local trek guides there?

  4. I am not a mountain person but I can appreciate the beauty of one. I bet the altitude here is pretty high na!

  5. Yey, I'm from Kalinga. Nakakaproud lang na other people appreciate Kalinga's beauty! :)

  6. Thank you for visiting Kalinga! I am from Kalinga and it's overwhelming to see other people like it here. :)


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