The Panhulugan Cliff in Basey

Panhulugan Cliff Basey Samar Province Limestone Rock Formation Cave Sohoton River Boat Tour Guide Rental Waray Hulug History Location Distance Size Trekking Rock Climbing Panoramic View Visit Info The Panhulugan Cliff is located in Basey in Samar Province. Panhulugan Cliff is a high and steep rock formation located directly across Panhulugan Cave I. Down this towering cliff is a narrow curve of the Sohoton River wherein passing bancas are dragged during low tide. The name Panhulugan is from the waray-waray word “hulug” which means to drop from atop. Filipino rebels had used this cliff as an ambush area during the Filipino-American war. It is also located within the Sohoton National Park. Continue reading

Panhulugan Cave 1 in Basey

Panhulugan CaveThis cave frames itself in an angular limestone cliff forming a letter “H” where its three main cracks serve to wit its form, its two parallel legs lying 50 meters apart and connected at the entrance by a perpendicular crosspiece. The cracks serve to be the hub opening for internal hallways. All portions of this cave are geologically active as evidenced by the constant drips of water from stalactites. The internal cave chambers measured some 49.2 feet high at the end of its leg. Its cathedral immensity contains a mismaze interior that branch out into many multi-leveled chambers and tunnels with an infinite variety of flowstones and rock formations resembling some familiar images of the outside world ranging from miniature of famous tourist spots. It is located within the Sohoton National Park in Basey.

Sohoton National Park in Basey

Sohoton National ParkThe park is situated at Rawis, Brgy. Guirang, Basey, Samar covering an approximate area of 840 hectares.  Fascinating geological features abound in the area of the national park such as caves, hugs, limestone boulders, rockholes, weathered formation rocks and underground rivers.

The most prominent assemblage in the park is the cathedral-like caves, which are the Panhulugan I, and II, Sohoton and Bugosan.  All the caves in the park are endogen caves in angular limestone cliff, which support the base of other crack system.  It abounds with flowstones and dripstones.  Two and a half (2½) hours motorboat ride from Tacloban City and two (2) hours ride from Basey proper can reach these tourist spots in Basey