Mount Hamiguitan. The name sounds ordinary. You would think that it is just one of the many mountains in the Philippines. Well, it could be really just another mountain except that it is the only mountain in the Philippines where the largest bonsai forest is found.
Mount Hamiguitan is found in the province of Davao Oriental in the southeastern part of Mindanao, Philippines.
If you are someone who both wants the thrill of hiking and the amazement of seeing stunning views then Mount Hamiguitan is your perfect destination. It has a height of 1,620 meters which covers 6,834 hectares of land.
The mountain is the house of the famous Bonsai Forest. It is a wide 600-hectare forest filled with bonsais or dwarf trees that are actually over a hundred years old. Another thing that is a must-see in the mountain is the Tinagong Dagat or “Hidden Sea” in English. It is a lake that is hidden in the depths of the wood that is reportedly to have low-tide and high-tide schedules. A lake with a high0tide and low-tide schedule: weird.
The mountain has already been featured in TV shows before. It is amazing that even with its high exposure to the public, making it a tourist spot it has still maintained its cleanliness.
As for me, a friend of mine who lives in Davao Oriental to bring me there and accommodate me and my other friends whenever we decide to hike in Mount Hamiguitan. This should be fun!