The Best Place I Visited in the Philippines

Written by: Joey

The most unforgettable place which I have visited in the Philippines is Mt. Ulap.

 

Teacher Hazel invited me to go to Mt. Ulap. Before I went to Mt. Ulap, I had never experienced hiking. It was a great chance to experience something new so I accepted the invitation without a doubt. I especially looked forward to seeing the scenery at Mt. Ulap.

Instead of climbing boots, I put on my casual shoes before I departed Monol and I didn’t carry any bottle of water. My preparation was not suitable because I thought that we would take a jeepney to reach the summit of Mt. Ulap and just stroll around.

When I stood in front of the entrance of Mt. Ulap, I knew that I made a huge mistake. The path which we had to walk on was only 80 centimeters wide but eight kilometers long. In addition, Mt. Ulap is 1,846 meters above sea level. If I tumbled down, I could die. I wanted to give up but I was attracted by the scenery. After some consideration, I decided to go ahead.

It was hard for me because I had acrophobia. I could not enjoy the scenery since I had to focus on trekking. I was so afraid of height that I kept thinking about giving up. Fortunately, Teacher Hazel encouraged and helped me all the time.

When we took a rest at the first peak, the Ambanao Paoay Peak, I was fascinated by the magnificent scenery. The beauty of the scenery surpassed all my expectations. We admired the splendor of the mountain scenery. I could not wait to reach the summit of Mt. Ulap.

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After four hours of trekking, we reached the summit of Mt. Ulap. The scenery was too amazing to describe. There were immense prairies in the bright sunlight. I even saw a great deal of trees and fluffy clouds which made the mountain colorful. I had never been to such a picturesque place like that. It took us almost six hours to complete the whole course but it was worth the effort.

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I would never forget this adventure because I not only saw beautiful scenery but also overcame my timidity. Mt. Ulap was the best place that I have visited in the Philippines.