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March 31, 2007 Comments (1) Attractions, Featured, Lakes & Falls

Hikong Alu and Hikong Bente Falls, Lake Sebu

Hikong Alu

I lost count of how many times I’ve been to Lake Sebu watching these two magnificent falls. Each visit is unique.  It even got more interesting when I got hooked to photographing waterfalls,

Hikong Alu and Hikong Bente are two of Lake Sebu's well known cascading "Seven Falls". These two are the most accessible, with the four other falls viewable while riding the zip line. Access to the other four falls is restricted. The main tributary to these cascading falls is Lake Sebu itself.

Hikong Alu and Hikong Bente  are two of Lake Sebu’s well known cascading “Seven Falls”. These two are the most accessible, with the four other falls viewable while riding the zip line. Access to the other four falls is restricted. The main tributary to these cascading falls is Lake Sebu itself.  Years ago, these falls are still clean enough for bathing. These days taking a bath is definitely not recommended.

Hikong Alu or First waterfall is the first in the series of seven cascading waterfalls of Lake Sebu. It’s a block type of waterfall, owing to the large Lake Sebu  that feeds it.The rapid gush and fall of water from some 40 feet above makes traversing the river dangerous near its plungpool. The water is also green with algae, said to be an enriching ingredient for the tilapia culture in the lake. Swimming is not advisable and is dangerous. The header image of this post above, is an old photo of Hikong Alu taken by me.

Hikong Bente or Dongon Waterfall, is the second in the series of falls and is the highest of the cascading Seven Falls. At more than a 100 feet, this falls can be even viewed even from a distance. Hikong Bente is near the starting point for Lake Sebu’s zip-lining adventure. Its also the backdrop for the numerous photos taken of zip-liners. Hikong Bente is best viewed from below, after around a ten minute trek from the zip-line’s end point.

HIKONGBENTEHikong Bente or Dongon or Second falls as seen from below, near the plunge pool . Photo by Remo Aguilar. All Rights Reserved Another curious sight near the plunge pool of Hikong Bente is the horizontal lines carved by plunging water out of the mountain walls for over a hundred of years probably.  HBCORBNER

On ber months, flowers near the falls bloom. A haven for photographers like me. I’ll reserve that for another post. In the meantime, you can view my other photos of these two falls on my flickr account.

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    […] line is located a top a mountainous areas  and is hovering above four of Lake Sebu’s famous (Dongon) Seven Falls. That’s about 3-5  km long, rough road from the town proper.   If you plan to zip, make […]

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