Mapalad in Sasmuan.
Address: Sta Catalina; 2005 Lubao, Pampanga
The Bangkung Mapalad is a mangrove islet formerly known as Pulung Malapad
formed by volcanic sediments which flew and deposited through Pasak River
during the Mount Pinatubo eruption in 1991. It is currently endorsed as a
bird-watching sanctuary due to its favorable location for birds to breed. yes you can
do bird watching as well!
bamboo trees are useful in preventing soil erosion around lakes and
flood-prone areas. also an alternative means for providing food, clothing,
and shelter you can eat and drink bamboo (juice, water or beer).
Bamboo is an Earth friend because Bamboo is a high-yield renewable
resource. There are 1,500 species of bamboo. This diversity
makes bamboo adaptable to many environments.
Bamboo functions as carbon sink. It can capture 12 tons of carbon dioxide per
hectare every year, Bamboo has a high water storage capacity. I read that a hectare
of bamboo forest can store over 30K liters of water in its culm during rainy season
which it gradually deposits back in the soil in summer the following year.
here are some pictures my pretty photog Jen took.
" a walk in the park " yes, literally, I suggest that you take time to visit this wonderful
place. By the way, it's a long walk on the bamboo trail but don't worry, there are
huts where you can take a breather before moving forward.
At the end of this trail, you will be greeted by a lake you Don't just enjoy the
place but understand the reason why the place exist. Hopefully, we get more
of this kind of places in Manila, but its close to impossible with a few open
spaces and lots of boring malls.
the promotion of environmental awareness should be top priority if we are to let the
future generations enjoy and appreciate its benefits.
The govt should work with local companies, communities and institutions ...
to cater reforestation and anti-erosion projects. to develop and harness the benefits of
these bamboos to provide an unmatched sustainable resource and employment
The Lubao Bamboo Hub is a Material Recovery Facility Center turned into an
eco-tourist spot where they nurse and utilize bamboos and recycles waste materials
into useful products.
Tourists can also enjoy nature-tripping, biking, relax with massage service and fish spa,
go fishing.yes indeed! in a romantic cool afternoon setting.
Oh did I mention there are boatrides for 50 pesos, biking is 50 also
and entrance is just 10 pesos. plus pay the environmental fees of 30.00
no more parking fees.
really cheap huh? but wait till you violate their rules! like vandalism
writing on the bamboos, taking away shoots, or any form of gambling
or lovemaking in the park is prohibited! fine is 1k
or even Bulacan where there are so many places to go and be with nature.
its truly one of the few easily accessible eco parks in Pampanga. The entrance fee is
well worth the experience.
pretty relaxing place, you just need to bring your own service vehicle, no suspension
modifications pls, driving a dropped car is a NO-NO. You can bring your own foods
and have a picnic under the bamboo trees.
its my #hulinghiritsataginit nature tour, after this week, will be the rainy season and
the official end of the hot summer nights. everbody will be back to school.
this means I wont be able to travel as often. maybe only on special occasions.
so expect a little lie-low on my travel blogs.
so till next travel, this is your LOVERBOY Dennis siging out