Friday, November 18, 2011

Bohol's Hinagdanan Cave | Frolics in Bohol

Hinagdanan Cave (laddered cave) was located at Dauis Panglao in the province of Bohol. The cave has a very clear lagoon about 10 feet deep and is open to public who wants to take a deep. Through its clean water you can actually see small fishes and other water creature. You will also mesmerized with its stalagmites and stalactites.

The cave was naturally lighted by the sun coming from the holes in the ceiling. It is made of limestone and is within easy reach. Before, you have to hold onto the railings made of rope so as not to slip because of the slippery stones inside the cave, but as time goes, they change the rope into metallic stainless railings to add more security to the tourists and guests.

Hinagdanan Cave was accidentally discovered when the owner of the area was clearing the decaying branches of the land when he found the hole. The owner throw a stone into the hole, then he heard a splash. Then he build a ladder to get into the cave. They named it Hinagdanan, means "laddered" used to get into the cave's interior.
The cave is about 100 meters long of beautiful rock formations. The stalactites and stalagmites stick out from the ceiling and floor of the cave as though trying to meet each other. Inside the cave, there's also a lagoon whith a greenish surface produced by the green limestone at the bottom of the pool, where people used to bath in the lagoon.

The Lagoon inside the cave
Mysterious drawings into the cave's wall. Our guide said that this was a man-made art by some foreigners who stayed here during the caves first exploration. They just don't know when was the exact date and who was the guy responsible for it.

1 comment:

  1. hello riki. It's been a long time since I visited your blog. Well, I was amazed by your new theme. It is clean, simple, and charming!

    The drawings inside the cave looks to be a vandalism though...