Oftentimes, when we talk about the natural land wonders of the Philippines, we think of the famous Mount Makiling, Sierra Madre, Baguio City, and the Chocolate Hills. But, as a famous robot from a movie said, “there are more to them than meets the eye.”
This is especially true with the Philippines. Just imagine how many wonders you would see considering that the Philippines is made up of 7,107 islands.
Unknown to many, there is one stunning place in the southern part of the country. It is called the Arakan Valley. The valley is actually a border of the Arakan municipality in North Cotabato and the Marilog District of Davao City. This is why it is a very convenient place to trek because it’s easily accessible from Davao City.
Incidentally, a friend of mine asked me to be part of the cast ensemble of a movie he will be making. Part of it will be shot in Arakan Valley. That means, I will have the chance to go to Arakan Valley… for free!
My friend started to share things about the place. In his words, the valley seems to be something I will be looking forward to. On the trek, all you will see are green trees and grasses which cool your eyes and relax them from the greyscale city views.
There is even this one falls called Matigol that is just strikingly beautiful. I searched for it in the Internet and I was taken aback by its beauty.
Oh, I can’t wait to start filming and experience the lushness of nature in Arakan Valley!