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September 9, 2008

Balete Tree

Posted by Malou at 9/09/2008 02:59:00 PM
I just happened to find one of my old pictures way back in the Philippines during the Librarian's seminar in Aurora Baler where I attended. After our session we take a walk and ended up in the park wherein a country's Millennium Tree centuries-old balete can be found.

"This park contains a 600-year-old balete tree that was designated the official "Millennium Tree" of The Philippines. It is the largest tree of its kind in Asia, and it would take 60 grown men, holding one another at arm's length, to encircle its gigantic trunk.

Due to its age, the tree's thick roots have grown above ground, such that caves have formed under various sections of the trunk. This unique tree has generated national media attention and is now the most visited tourist spot in Aurora."

My friends dared me to go inside the cave but I got really scared thinking I might get lost inside and never get out (lol!) Check this out.

2 comments on "Balete Tree"

ckulit on September 9, 2008 at 6:55 PM said...

those were the days hehe.. have a picture like that too when we went for our honeymoon in Maribago Beach Resort in Cebu!

Congrats, nakakoko ka baga

Weng Forsgren on September 11, 2008 at 9:03 AM said...

Nakakatakot naman ng balete tree hehe

 

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