AN EXHILARATING TREK TO LIGNON HILL

It was in May of 2013 when my sister and I went to our hometown, Legazpi City, for a quick vacation.

Yes, this is a throwback blog post. I was scanning through my photos and I thought I must make a story about our experience in Lignon Hill. With my church friend MJ, we started to climb the beautiful hill at around 2 in the afternoon. The weather was so nice that we did not have to worry bringing an umbrella!

Lingnon Hill (pronounced as Lin-yon) is one of the most famous landmarks in Bicol. It is 156 meter-high, and at the summit is a breathtaking panoramic view of Legazpi City, Daraga, Albay Gulf, and her majesty, the Mayon Volcano! It is really a perfect place for those who want to experience a lot of fun while being close to the beauty of nature.

If you are a sunrise/sunset view lover, this is also the perfect place for you and your camera lenses!

I will share with you some of the beautiful things that I, myself, have witnessed in Lignon Hill.

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There is nothing to worry about a much tedious trek! The government has already created a concrete pavement for an easy and a safe climb!

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Beautiful flowers and plants are everywhere so your eyes will surely be able to relax. The pulchritude of nature will definitely leave you awe-struck!

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Just a couple of steps going up, you’ll see a tunnel that was built by the Japanese forces during WWII. This is a 50 foot tunnel; 3 foot high. There are areas inside it where you have to crawl.

I tried it myself. It was scary at first, but my fear was replaced by awe the moment I saw what’s inside the Japanese Tunnel!

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I felt tired when I got out of the tunnel, yet it was really a fun experience!

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Taking a rest at the curve.

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My sister’s surely enjoying the panoramic view of the city.

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There are other activities that you can do while you are up the hill. There is a zip line there but we were not so brave to try it out. A hanging bridge is also available for those who are not faint-hearted.

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Wow! Your beauty is outstanding, Mt. Mayon! 

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Lignon Hill welcomes visitors from 8AM to 11PM daily. Regular joggers can take advantage of being admitted for free from 5AM to 9AM.

For more information about the services that the park offers, you can visit http://wowlegazpi.com/lignon-hill-nature-park/#sthash.HMtZjS7R.dpbs.

Jhonn Robert is a 23 year old Filipino blogger who wants to go places, capture their beauty, and write stories about them.

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