Tuddingan Falls (La Union, PH)
Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall. – Confucius
The Province of La Union maybe the smallest in terms of land area from the 4 provinces of Ilocos Regione but it is as blessed as its neighboring provinces in terms of natural wonders. Besides being frequented for its “surfable” waves in the towns of San Juan and Bacnotan, the province has several majestic waterfalls.
One particular waterfalls that is pretty easy and accessible is Tuddingan Falls in the Municipality of Naguilian. Formerly called Burayok Falls, the falls is just about seven kilometers away from the town proper.
People who intend to visit this natural wonder, have the frill of walking on a 700-meter cemented pathway with grills up to the hill overlooking the waterfall. The path is lined with some forest trees and shrubs, the sound of animals and flowing water that will surely make a relaxing breather during the short hike.
Tuddingan Falls is a simple place for nature lovers. This 70-feet waterfalls is made picturesque because of the beautifully layered rock strata from which it flows down to a catch-basin that is ideal for swimming.
The best time to visit the falls is between the months of July to December.
How to get there:
From Manila take any bus going to any of these north-western Luzon places namely: Laoag City, Vigan City, Candon City, Abra and La Union. Inform the driver/conductor that you be dropped at the Bauang town plaza.
Then, ride a jeepney or mini-bus at the waiting shed some few meters away eastwards near the public Library. At Naguilian Town proper, take a tricycle or jeepney bound for the town of Bagulin, which is about 6 Kilometers away from the town proper of Naguilian. The jump-off point is at Barangay Tuddingan (just after a bridge) and from there, walk your way to the falls.
Don’t be a wasted soul, be a wanderlust. Take it easy ebriwan. Roamulofied out…