by nobert soloria bermosa on 01/06/11 at 2:12 am
Here are the six longest mountain ranges in the Philippines with the all the breathtaking views they offer.
Geographically, the Philippines is a mountainous country. Mountain ranges can be found from the northern part down to the southern part of the archipelago.
1.) Cordillera Central (Luzon)
One of the most popular mountain range in the Philippines is Cordillera Central in the northern part of the country. This massive mountain range is situated in the northern central part of Luzon. Cordillera Mountain Range is bounded by the provinces of Abra, Apayao, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga and Mountain Province.
This mountain range links with the Sierra Madre through the Caraballo Mountains in the province of Nueva Vizcaya.
2.) Caraballo Mountains (Luzon)
Another long mountain range located in the island of Luzon is the Caraballo Mountains. This mountain range is geographically located in the central part of Luzon and is situated between Cordillera Central and Sierra Madre. The headwaters of Cagayan River, the longest river in the country, are located in the Caraballo Mountains.
3.) Kalatungan Mountain Range (Mindanao)
Going down south, one of the longest mountain ranges is the Kalatungan Mountain Range. This mountain range is located in the central portion of Bukidnon and is one of the few areas in the province covered with old growth or mossy forests. Kalatungan Mountain Range is bounded by the towns of Talakag, Lantapan, Pangantucan and the city of Valencia.
4.) Kitanglad Mountain Range (Mindanao)
Another long mountain range in the island of Mindanao is the Kitanglad Mountain Range. This mountain range is situated in the northern central portion of Bukidnon. It is one of the few remaining rainforests in the archipelago. Five of the country’s highest peaks, Mount Dulang-Dulang and Mount Kitanglad, Mount Maagnaw, Mount Lumuluyaw and Mount Tuminungan are located in the Kitanglad Mountain Range.
Kitanglad Mountain Range was declared a national park in 1990 and was chosen as one of the 10 priority sites under the World Bank through the Conservation of Priority Protected Areas Project.
5.) Sierra Madre (Luzon)
Probably the most famous mountain range in the Philippines is the Sierra Madre Mountain Range. This mountain range is located in the northern part of the country. It is situated along the north-eastern coast of the island of Luzon. Quezon National Forest Park is located within this mountain range. This mountain range traverses from Cagayan Province down to Quezon province. Its highest peak is Mount Anacuao.
6.) Zambales Mountains (Luzon)
Another mountain range in the island of Luzon is the Zambales Mountains. This mountain range is situated on the western side of Luzon. It separates the central plain of Luzon from the South China Sea and extends out as the Bataan Peninsula to the south. Zambales Mountains encloses the well-known Manila Bay.
The infamous Mount Pinatubo that created the 2nd most powerful volcanic eruption of the 20th century is located on the Zambales Mountains. The crater lake of Mount Pinatubo is a popular tourist destination.