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THE CORDILLERA AUTONOMOUS REGION

YOUR PHILIPPINE ADVENTURETRAVEL EXPERIENCE
THE REGIONAL AREAS

Welcome to the Highlands of Northern Philippines...!

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The world-famous Banaue Rice Terraces- constructed by the Ifugao tribe in the Mountain Provinces more than 2,000 years ago.. 

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The Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) of the Philippines is a land-locked region consists of the provinces of Abra, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga, Mountain Province and Apayao.

Baguio City is the regional center. The Cordillera region encompasses most of the areas within the Cordillera Central mountain range of Luzon, the largest range in the country. This region is home to numerous indigenous tribes collectively called the Igorot.

The Cordillera Administrative Region is the only landlocked region in the country.

POINTS OF INTEREST 
PROVINCES 
TOWNS / CITIES 

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A typical style of local transports trying to
cross rivers in the area.
ABRA
 

Abra is a landlocked province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon. Its capital is Bangued, and it borders Ilocos Norte and Apayao on the north, Ilocos Sur and Mountain Province on the south, Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur on the west, and Kalinga, and Apayao on the east.

Abra is hemmed in by the towering mountain ranges of the Ilocos in the west and the Cordillera Central in the east. It has an extremely rugged terrain, with mountains and hills rising along its perimeter and interior. The plains are drained by the Abra River, which flows northward from Mt. Data in the Mountain Province.

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APAYAO 
 

Apayao is a landlocked province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon. Its capital is Kabugao and borders Cagayan to the north and east, Abra and Ilocos Norte to the west, and Kalinga to the south. Prior to 1995, Kalinga and Apayao used to be a single province named Kalinga-Apayao, until they were split into two to better service the needs of individual native tribes in the provinces.

Kabugao (capital)

 

 

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Mt. Pulag (above) is reputedly the second
highest peak in the Philippines which could
be approached from Baguio City (below)-
the only City in the country located high
above the highlands of northern-central Luzon. 

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BENGUET 
 

Benguet is a landlocked province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon. Its capital is La Trinidad and borders, clockwise from the south, Pangasinan, La Union, Ilocos Sur, Mountain Province, Ifugao, and Nueva Vizcaya.

Baguio City, a popular tourist destination in the country, is located in the interior of the province, however, the city is independent of the province.

La Trinidad (capital)
Atok; Bakun; Bokod; Buguias; Itogon; Kabayan; Kapangan; Kibungan; Mankayan; Sablan;
Tuba; Tublay;

 

 

 

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The Banaue Rice Terraces in the Ifugao

IFUGAO
 

Ifugao is a landlocked province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon. Its capital is Lagawe and borders Benguet to the west, Mountain Province to the north, Isabela to the east, and Nueva Vizcaya to the south.

It is named after the Ifugao River.

The Banaue Rice Terraces are the main tourist attraction in the province. These 2000-year-old terraces were carved into the mountains without the aid of machinery to provide level steps where the natives can plant rice. In 1995, they were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Lagawe (capital)
 

 

 

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KALINGA 
 

Kalinga is a landlocked province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon. Its capital is Tabuk and borders Mountain Province to the south, Abra to the west, Isabela to the east, Cagayan to the northeast, and Apayao to the north. Prior to 1995, Kalinga and Apayao used to be a single province named Kalinga-Apayao, until they were split into two to better service the needs of individual native tribes in the provinces.

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The famous "mummies" inside the hanging coffins in caves in the town of Sagada

MOUNTAIN PROVINCE 
 

Mountain Province is a landlocked province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon. Its capital is Bontoc and borders, clockwise from the south, Ifugao, Benguet, Ilocos Sur, Abra, Kalinga, and Isabela.

Mountain Province is the full name of the province and is sometimes incorrectly named just Mountain in some foreign references. The name is also incorrectly shortened by locals to Mt. Province, which in turn is read by native Anglophones as "Mount Province". The province is named that way because it is found in the Cordilleras mountain range of north central Luzon.

Mountain Province was also the name of the historical province that included most of the current Cordillera provinces. This old province was established by the Americans in 1908 and was later split in 1966 into Mountain Province, Benguet, Kalinga-Apayao and Ifugao.

Bontoc (capital)
 
Barlig; Bauko; Besao; Paracelis;Sabangan; Natonin; Sadanga; Sagada;
 

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