Bangan Hill National Park

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Bangan Hill National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Map showing the location of Bangan Hill National Park
Map showing the location of Bangan Hill National Park
Location Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines
Nearest city Santiago City, Philippines
Coordinates 16°25′N 121°19′E / 16.417°N 121.317°E / 16.417; 121.317Coordinates: 16°25′N 121°19′E / 16.417°N 121.317°E / 16.417; 121.317
Area 13.90 hectares (34.3 acres)
Established March 29, 1995
Governing body Department of Environment and Natural Resources

Bangan Hill National Park is a protected area of the Philippines located in the municipality of Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya in Cagayan Valley. The park covers an area of 13.90 hectares.[1] It was declared a national park in 1995 by virtue of Republic Act No. 7954.[2]

The park is a historic and cultural landmark of Nueva Vizcaya, being the site of the first mass in the province in 1739 officiated by Father Pedro Freire. The event also marked the founding of the municipality of Bayombong. The park is also the site of the annual "Stations of the Cross" staged by the local Catholic church during the Lenten season using live actors depicting the last moments leading to Jesus Christ's crucifixion. It is also an ideal year-round destination for hiking enthusiasts with the observation deck commanding a great view of the expanse of the surrounding valley formed by the Caraballo and Cordillera Central mountains.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Region 2 - Protected Areas". Department of Environment of Natural Resources Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau. Retrieved 14 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Republic Act No. 7954". Chan Robles. Retrieved 14 June 2012. 

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