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MT. KABUNYAN AND BAKUN BURIAL CAVE 
It is an emerging 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 Kabunyan waterfalls is an added attraction. Amenities are minimal in the area but home stays are available.
 mt kabunian  Bakun burial cave

DULIGEN ROCK

It is a potential natural attraction found in Poblacion. One of the attractions of Mt. Kabunyan is Duligen's phallus, which still drips water. Legend goes that Kabunian, the legendary head of the gods always left golden plates of meat and rice on the trail to feed the tired and hungry people scaling the mountain. Duligen, who has been a recipient of this kindness, stole some plates, which he surmised would command a handsome price in the market. But no sooner had he touched them than Kabunian read his evil intention. Angrily, the chief god embedded him on a rock and only had Duligen's now monstrously large phallus protrude as a reminder that evil never wins. 

MT. OSDONG
It is a potential natural attraction found in Gambang. This is the highest peak in the municipality with an elevation of 2,617 meters above sea level. The top offers panoramic view of the numerous vegetable terraces and parts of the neighboring municipalities of Buguias, Mankayan, and Kibungan including portions of the Ilocos region. This is the coldest part of the municipality where frost is sometimes experienced during the months of December to February. 
From La Trinidad, one could take the mini-bus going to Madaymen, Kibungan or take any bus plying the Halsema Highway and alight at Km.63, jump-off point to Madaymen. From here it takes about an hour hike to the top of the mountain. One can hire a vehicle or even hitch a ride on any vehicle going on to the area.

MT. TENGLAWAN

It is a potential natural attraction found in Sinacbat. This rocky mountain is even more imposing than Mt. Kabunyan. Its façade from its foot at Sinacbat provides a challenge to any experienced or hardly climber. No amenities are readily available but the barangay residents' hospitality is well-known. 

                                   Mt. Tenglawan                                                                     Mt. Gedgedayan

 Mt. Tenglawan mtgedgedayan

MT. LIBLIBO
It is a potential natural attraction found Bagu. Known as the home of the clouds, experienced mountain climbers are needed to explore the place. No foot trails are available. 
The jump-off point to barangay Bagu is Sinacbat Proper, the end of the road towards that part of the municipality. Locals claim it takes 7 hours or more to hike the 21-km distance from Sinacbat Proper to Mt. Liblibo. 
MT. TUGAWI
It is a potential natural attraction found in Kayapa. This rocky mountain hides one side of barangay Kayapa from its neighboring barangays. 
MT. GEDGEDAYAN

It is a potential natural attraction found in Bakun. This mountain range includes Mt. Kabunyan towards the right side and the other smaller mountains beside it. The unique feature of the mountain is its natural multi-faced structures and several sleeping beauty shapes. 

Due to its undisturbed nature, Mt. Gedgedayan is home to many wild goats. Locals claim it as the best place for viewing breathtaking sleeping beauty formations. 

OLINEG CAVE/TUNNEL

It is a potential natural attraction found in Poblacion. A natural unexplored cave, believed to have been carved by the flow of water through centuries. Locals claim this is a subterranean river about 15-km long. Curious of the depth and where the water flows, residents dropped a bundle of rice straw at the opening of the tunnel and later found the rice straw at the mini-hydro plant 15-km away. 
People in the area found some seashells inside the cave and wonder how these shells could have reached the cave which is more than a 100 kilometer away from the sea and located at a much higher elevation.

AMPUSONGAN RIVER

It is a potential natural attraction found in Ampusongan. Once recognized as the cleanest body of water in the province, it presents a good potential for swimming and picnic site. This is the source of the Luzon Hydro-Plant built at Poblacion.

                                  Ampusongan River                                                                      Labay River

 AMPU LABAY

LABAY RIVER

It is a potential natural attraction found in Poblacion. A tributary of Bakun River, it offers the same potentials as the Ampusongan River for a recreational park. Both rivers are a short distance walk from the municipal hall at Ampusongan proper. 

MANGTA FALLS, SINACBAT, BAKUN, BENGUET

WANGA-BARBARIT WATERFALLS

It is a potential natural attraction found in Bagu. These waterfalls are perfect for viewing at a distance and ideal for hiking, picnic, swimming and fishing. Further exploration is recommended for site development to maximize their potentials. 
From Sinacbat Proper, the jump-off point, one has to endure the 3-4 hours hike (12 km) to enjoy and appreciate this nature's wonder.

                                   Mangta Fall                                                                          Picao & Sacop Falls

 MANG  PIK

                                                   Tekip Falls                                                                              Pattan Falls                          

 tekip  P1

PICAO AND SACOP FALLS

It is a potential natural attraction found in Poblacion. These waterfalls are added attraction in Mt. Gedgedayan: Picao falls in sitio Sao and Sacop falls in sitio Dada.

TEKIP FALLS, POBLACION, BAKUN
PATTAN FALLS

TRES MARIAS WATERFALLS

It is a potential natural attraction found in Sinacbat. As its name implies, the unique feature of this waterfalls is its three layered structure. People in the area also refer to it as the Dalingaoan Falls. 
This is 5 kilometers away from Sinacbat Proper, a good 1-1.5 hour hike. 

BAGEW SWIMMING POOL

It is a potential natural attraction found in Poblacion. It is a natural formed swimming pool along the Bagew River. This is another attraction when visiting Mt. Gedgedayan. It is a favorite picnic side of local tourist and the surrounding community. The natural pool is accessible being only 15-20 minutes hike from Poblacion.

                                  Bagew swimming pool                                                         Tres Marias falls

 b3 tres marias falls

MINI-HYDRO PLANTS

This is a potential man-made attraction of the municipality of Bakun. The three mini-hydro electric plants managed and operated by the Hedcor namely: the 64 MW Ferdinand L. Singit Plant, the 2.4 MW Lower Labay Plant and the 3.6 MW Lon-oy Plants are good for research and educational tours.

The Upper Takbo was built in 1991 but was renamed Ferdinand L. Singit Hydro or FLS Hydro in 1996 in memory of its late plant engineer. The construction of the FLS Hydro was an engineering challenge since there were no roads anywhere near the plant. Among Hedcor’s 19 plants, FLS Hydro has the longest conveyance line of about 3 kilometers. Initially it had a capacity of 4 MW and was upgraded in 1993 to produce its current capacity of 5.9 MW. This translates into about 27 million kWh annually for the NPC and BENECO. 

FLS Hydro employs seven plant operators and shares a team of seven maintenance men with Lon-oy and Lower Labay Hydros.

FLS Hydro

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Lower Labay Hydro 

Lower Labay was the first plant to be built in the municipality of Bakun, Benguet followed shortly by the Lon-oy plant. When it first operated, it had four generators with a capacity of 500 kW each. They were later expanded to handle a capacity of 600 kW each bringing the plants’ capacity to 2.4 MW, or roughly 14 million kwh annually. 

Four local residents are employed to operate the plant.

   

Lon-oy hydro

The Lon-oy hydroelectric power plant in Bakun, Benguet has been rebuilt three times in its 20-year history. Thrice damaged by landslides brought about by typhoons Iliang in 1997, Nina in 2008 and Feria in 2000, these are attributable to the treacherous terrain on which the plant is located as dictated by the run-of-river scheme. This does not deter Hedcor from rebuilding and responsibly delivering 12 million kWh for NPC and BENECO.

The plant employs four locals to operate it.

   

BAKUN AC HYDRO

The Bakun AC Hydro has been producing 70 MW of clean and renewable energy for Northern Luzon since 2001. It taps the power of the Bakun River through its weir - the point where part of the river water is diverted - in Bakun, Benguet.

Developed under a build-operate-transfer scheme, the hydroelectric plant will be handed over to the National Power Corporation in working condition, free of charge after 25 years.

During the construction of the plant, about 16 kilometers of access roads were developed and are now used as farm-to-market roads. This includes the 292-meter "Friendship Bridge" allowing vehicular access into the municipality of Alilem.

Management of the Bakun AC plant includes the responsibility of maintaining the watershed to sustain the production of hydro energy. Under the watershed management program, we are committed to protect and maintain the forest cover and rehabilitate deforested areas of the watershed.

   
VEGETABLE TERRACES 
This is a potential man-made attraction of the municipality of Bakun. Perfect view of the terraces of Anawa and Cabutotan areas is at the sitios Sipitan to Maliliko.
RICE TERRACES 
 RICE VEG S