Sunday, September 13, 2009

Lake Sebu

Lake Sebu is a watery bottom of a beautiful bowl. This is how a travel book describes this landmark in Southern Mindanao. It is a lake in a mountain sitting at an altitude of 300 meters above sea level. The fish tilapia thrives in the lake.

In the province of South Cotabato, Lake Sebu is part of the ancestral domain of the T'boli and Ubo tribes.

Lake Sebu is about 2 hours from General Santos passing through Marbel or Koronadal, the capital of South Cotabato. The ascent to the mountain slopes takes 45 minutes.

Part of the main attraction to visiting this popular tourist destination is the land travel. Typical of the land travel in Mindanao, the roads are well paved and the side streets lined with towering trees in full bloom this month of September. Peep further deeper on the sides, you'll sight a plantation of bananas, palm oil trees, pineapple. If there are none, there are either mountain ranges or the sea.

In a company of hospitable people, travel in Mindanao no matter how distant is a breeze and a refreshing one.

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