Mountains and Volcanoes

Nabuclod: Adventure in Pampanga's Uplands

Pampanga

Renzelle Ann Palma
Renzelle Ann Palma | Mar 27, 2014

It boasts of a zipline ride overlooking the scenic Zambales mountains, as well as a cable car ride at the landing area to bring back the rider to the starting point.

There are also viewing decks that have sweeping views of the nearby mountain ranges.

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The operation of the Eco-Tourism Park is currently on hold, and further information on the site's reopening is to be announced. Still, it's best to be in the loop about this park, hence this article.

On the way to the park, a bevy of bahay kubos (traditional Filipino houses) serve as trail markers to the adventure park. The bahay kubo, traditionally made of nipa and bamboo, houses the indigenous Aeta people in the area.

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For people to become aware of the Aetas' culture, the government employed tribesmen from Nabuclod to work at the park. Each person plays an important role.

Aeta women serve as tourist guides while the men work for the management and maintain the park's cleanliness. The site is a great opportunity for the tribe to welcome other Filipinos and enlighten them about their culture.

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The beauty of Nabuclod is continually nurtured by the Aetas. It's an important part of their livelihood, and by welcoming us in their land, it's also our responsibility to respect their homeland.

Did You Know?

One of the markers of the longest running news program in the country, TV PATROL, can be found here. It was here where the TV PATROL team set up their headquarters for their coverage of the 1991 Pinatubo eruption.

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How to Get There:

From Manila, drive up north to NLEX (North Luzon Expressway), then to SCTEX (Subic-Clark-Tarlac) to Subic. Take the toll exit at Floridablanca. From the Basa Air Base in Floridablanca, road signages will guide your way to the park.

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