Canlaon City - Negros Oriental Destinations

Canlaon City

Canlaon City is a 4th class city in the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines.

Canlaon City is a 4th class city in the province of Negros Oriental, located 168 km from the provincial capital Dumaguete. Canlaon is home to the highest peak in the province, Kanlaon Volcano, which is 2,465 meters above sea level at its highest point.

A lot of beautiful tourist destinations can be found in the city of Canlaon. One of the famous is Kanlaon Volcano itself, which is a great place for trekking and mountain climbing adventures. One of the attractions of Mt. Kanlaon is the Sudlon waterfalls and Margaha Valley, the volcano’s former crater, which is located just below the base of the present-day active crater.

Also known as the “Saddle in the Sky”, the Makawiliwili Ridge is located almost 8000 feet above sea level between two mountain peaks among the many ranges of Mt. Kanlaon. It is an elevated platform that many climbing enthusiasts and sightseers consider as a perfect vantage point for monitoring the volcanic activities of Mt. Kanlaon, for observing the many life forms in the area, and for appreciating all of Mt. Kanlaon’s phenomenal views.

Of Mt Kanlaon’s numerous waterfalls on the Oriental jurisdiction, the most fascinating are Inihawan, Sandugan; and the Padudusan Falls which features natural waterslides for thrill-seekers.

The Quipot Falls is a bottle-shaped water cascade which is about 100 feet and the largest of three neighboring waterfalls fed by the Binalbagan, Malaiba, and Linothangan tributaries. The name “Quipot” almost sounds like the Tagalog word which means “narrow”. That’s probably the reason why people of Canlaon City called it Quipot Falls because of its deep basin ideal for swimming and boating as well.

A verdant plateau situated 5,000 feet above sea level, Camp Mapot and Mountain Park was first developed as a health camp, with pine trees, streams and hillside springs, rare flora and fauna, and with temperature and scenery reminiscent of Baguio City. Camp Mapot is a part of the Mt. Kanlaon National Park, a favorite of nature trekkers.

Canlaon’s bounty includes sugar cane, rice, and vegetables. The Pasayaw Festival is staged each March in thanksgiving for the harvest. A combined word of "Pasalamat Pinaagi sa Sayaw" (thanksgiving through dance), Pasayaw expresses joy and jubilation in praise and thanksgiving to the Almighty God through the intercession of St. Joseph. Streetdancing presentation in honor of the patron, St Joseph the Worker, is highly-influenced by the MassKara Festival of Bacolod , where a common recorded music, usually a samba, is used by all contingents.




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