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Showing posts with label Atok Benguet. Show all posts

Thursday, May 26, 2022

New attraction in Atok, Benguet - The Hidden Bonsai Paradise

Photo Courtesy || Arlo Ore Masa

Cordillera - The local government of Atok, Benguet is promoting its newest tourist attraction called the hidden bonsai garden. 

Located in Tulodan, Cattubo in the town of Atok, the attraction is a carpet of bonsai cypress trees formed into a stunning landscape. 

Accordingly, immersing yourself with these serene and peaceful scenery of bonsai trees can offer so many health benefits including lowering blood pressure, reduce phycological stress, weariness, and exhaustion. 

Have a glimpse of this beautiful garden in a video vlog by FDG Stages.

LGU Atok invites everyone to experience nature thru visiting this place which is only 15 minutes hike from the main highway. 

There is no entrance fee in entering the garden however, a voluntary donation are accepted for the development of the garden. 

LGU Atok advise visitors who wish to visit the hidden bonsai paradise to strictly follow the safety health protocols and garden rules.

Top tourist destinations in Atok, Benguet are the Sakura Flower Farm, the Northern Blossom Farm, Haight's Place, Second Highest Point, Half Tunnel, Spanish Trail, and Mt. Timbak.

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Monday, February 21, 2022

Tourism activities in Atok, Benguet to resume by March 8, 2022

Photo Courtesy ||Tayao Farm: Glen Cabansi Calgo

Cordillera - Popular tourist destinations in Atok, Benguet will resume operation effective March 8, 2022 as announced by the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Atok. 

In a press released posted on LGU Atok - Mayor's Office Facebook page on February 16, visitors may now visit famous spots in Atok starting March 8 next month except on Mondays and Fridays.

However, visitors must undergo triage and registration located at Kilometer 22, Caliking, Atok, Benguet prior to entering their destinations.

The resumption of tourism activities in the town will help the locals of Atok recover from economic losses brought by the pandemic.

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The town of Atok is one of the top tourist destinations in Benguet. It houses the famous Northern Blossom Flower Farm, the Sakura (Cherry Blossom) Park, Highest Point, Mt. Timbak and the Spanish Trail.

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Thursday, December 2, 2021

Baguio temperature drops to 12 °C; La Trinidad 13 °C; Atok, Benguet 9 °C

Photo Courtesy || Biyahero si Bes

Cordillera - Baguio and Benguet residents and visitors woke up to a chilly morning today December 3, 2021 as the temperature drops. 

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) records 12 degrees Celsius in the summer capital, 13 degrees Celsius in the town of La Trinidad and 9 degrees Celsius in Atok, Benguet at 5AM today.

PAGASA said that the drop in temperature is brought by the northeast monsoon or "hanging amihan" from the northern hemisphere.

READ ALSO: Baguio city impresses foreigner: It's the best place to live because people respect you

It is expected that the temperature may further drop in the coming days. 

The coldest temperature over recorded in the city of pines was 6.3 degrees Celsius on January 18, 1961.

To protect someone from the bad effect of the cold weather, residents and tourists in Baguio are advised to dress warmly and wear warm and waterproof footwear.

READ ALSO: Baguio City awarded ASEAN Clean Tourist City Standard

They should dress in layers, wear clothes with wind resistant outer layer, wear a hat and mittens. If necessary they should also wear facemask and scarf or neck tube.

When is is very cold or when the wind chill is significant, cover as much exposed skin as possible. Protect the body's extremities, such as the ears, nose, fingers, and toes because these are the parts that easily lose heat fast.

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Atok Tourism Activities to Resume Today (February 22, 2020)

Cordillera - Tourists spots in Atok, Benguet, such as the Northern Blossom Flower Farm, the Sakura Farm, and the Haight's Place will be back to normal operation today (February 22, 2020) after the local government lifted the temporary suspension of all tourism activities due to the threat of the Coronavirus disease.

Atok mayor Raymundo Sarac said in a radio interview that the suspension of all tourism sites was lifted but urged all visitors to abide by the rules set forth by the local government. 

He said that tourists must register to the tourism site owners or operators so that the numbers of tourists going to each destination in Atok will be controlled.

Tourists can register at the Paoay Barangay Hall located at Sayangan, Paoay, Atok, Benguet before visiting the tourism sites.

All establishments were also advised to provide hand sanitizers for their costumers to use. 


It can be recalled that the local government of Atok had suspended all tourism-related activities in the municipality starting last February 6, 2020 as a precautionary measure against the spread of the Novel Coronavirus.
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Atok, Benguet has been a popular tourist destinations for local and international tourists for its captivating landscape of beautiful flowers on top of a mountain.

READ ALSO: Cherry Blossoms in Atok, Benguet expected to start blooming in March and April this year

The farm is vast and has many varieties of flowers that includes the calla lilies, the round purple flowers,  the cabbage roses and many more.

WATCH: Canadian Vlogger "Kulas" travels to the vegetable terraces in Atok, Benguet 

There are also succulents planted as a yin yang and sprouting out of a rip rap.
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Saturday, April 21, 2018

LOOK: Hailstorm showers Paoay, Atok Benguet

Baguio City - Pebbles of ice with the size of corn kernel showered the town of Paoay in Atok Benguet for over an hour on Saturday.

In a short video uploaded by a local resident on Facebook, it can be seen the moment when corn kernel- size pebbles of ice land on  roofing of a house overlooking a greenhouse garden below.

Video uploader Stefanie Cornel Haight also posted photos of the aftermath of the hailstorm that hit and filled a toilet bowl with small marbles of ice similar to crushed-ice used in Halo-halo.

White as cloud marbles of ice land on ground in Paoay, Atok Benguet. Photo Courtesy || Stefanie Cornel Haight

Corn kernel-size pebbles of ice. Photo Courtesy || Stefanie Cornel Haight



A toilet bowl filled with marbles of ice. Photo Courtesy || Stefanie Cornel Haight
Occurrence of hailstorm during the beginning of the summer season in the country can only happen once or twice a year which can be attributed to the negative effects of climate change according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration or (PAGASA).

But PAGASA had said that hailstorm such as this should not cause panic and fear, since it is simply a natural phenomenon that occurs when high temperature hit land, causing precipitation to fall to earth as rain but freeze on the way to the ground.

Watch hailstorm in Paoay:

Photos and Videos all belongs to Stefanie Cornel Haight.
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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Farmers in Paoay Atok, Benguet granted Php100 million road project - Piñol

DA Sec Manny Piñol takes a photo shoot in front of a vegetable plantation in Atok, Benguet.
Image credits: Manny Piñol's FB account
Farmers and villagers of Atok, Benguet has received a big blessing  on Good Friday as the Department of Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol revealed that the village will be granted P100 million for a road project.

Thanks to the Low Pressure Area in the East Philippine Sea that halted his scheduled expedition to the Benham Rise this week, the DA Sec instead went to a village in Atok, Benguet.

"The people of Paoay will have to thank God for the Low Pressure Area east of Luzon which resulted in the postponement of the Benham Rise expedition and led me to their village." DA Sec. Piñol wrote on his FB account.

According to Piñol, he was informed by Barangay Chairman Leo Cawaing of Paoay the need of the village for a 10 kilometer concrete Farm to Market Road so that farmers can transport their produce to the market.

The village of Paoay has also been known for its Sakura-like park which was planted with hundreds of cherry blossoms from Japan.

The DA Secretary  told the villagers that "the PRDP has sufficient funds provided the local government of Atok will puts a 10 % equity"
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