Mount Kabunian – Home of the God and Burial Ground

It's More Fun in the Philippines
philippine-evolution.com




 

 

 

MOUNT KABUNIAN

 

Mount KabunianPhoto from:  thephilippinestravel.com

 

Kabunian is the Supreme God of Igorots and Ifugaos. According to folklore, Kabunian lend down his ladder at Mt. Kalawitan so that his son will be able to roam the land. Thus the name of the mountain comes from the word “kalawit” or hook. – 360cities.net

 

Mount KabunianPhoto from:  imagesphilippines.com

 

Mount Kabunian is a natural attraction found in Poblacion. This mountain is  popularly known as the “home of the kankana-ey god, Kabunian.” Parts of  the breathtaking huge rocky mountainsides used to be burial grounds,  hence the presence of box coffins and human bones. Its rocky peak is  idyllic for the hardy rock climbers and mountain trekkers as a  challenging destination and campsite. The rural countryside with a view  of the Bakun rice terraces is a perfect venue to promote eco-tourism and  the scenic Kabunian waterfalls is an added attraction. Amenities are  minimal in the area but home stays are available.

 The mountain is as majestic as its namesake, and über beautiful. Mt. Kabunian is the most popular among the Bacun trio, and it is named after the highest deity in the mythology of the Kankana-eys.

They believe that Kabunian resides in this mountain, so this is a very sacred place. Near the top, wooden coffins can be seen clinging on the side of the summit’s walls.

 We also saw some wild goats and a small forest fire. The view from the trail is expansive, the mountain breeze is so cool. – traveltothephilippines.info

 

Mount KabunianPhoto from:   texinsmountaineering.forumotion.com

 

Mount KabunianPhoto from:   pinoymountaineer.com

 

Mount KabunianPhoto from:  kellyaustria.com

 

Mount KabunianPhoto from:  flickr.com/photos/goduco/5517104031/

 

Mount KabunianPhoto from:  flickr.com/photos/goduco/5517104149/