Bud Bongao is Tawi-Tawi’s most famous mountain, an important pilgrimage site for both Christians and Muslims. Cloaking its secrets with verdure and mist, Bud Bongao is Tawi-Tawi's most famous mountain, sprouting 340 meters above the sea. It's a revered pilgrimage site for both Christians and Muslims, who come in droves to brave slippery rocks and the snarl of undergrowth to visit one of three carefully-tended Tampat or shrines.
Lake Lanao is one of the deepest freshwater lakes in the country and one of the major tropical lakes in Southeastern Asia according to David G. Frey’s study on the limnology or the study of the biological, chemical and physical features of the lake. It is the reservoir for the Agus Hydroelectric power plants of the National Power Corp. that generates about 60-65 per cent of power for the entire Mindanao.
Lake Dapao is a deep water lake located in the province of Lanao del Sur, southwest of Lake Lanao, in the southern island of Mindanao, Philippines. It is one of the deepest lakes in the country, reaching a maximum depth of 120 meters. It has an estimated surface area of 1,011 hectares.
Lake Butig lies in the southern part of Lanao del Sur at the foot of the Butig Mountain range. At 500 meters above sea level, the lake is a magnet for visitors seeking to cool off where a swimming resort has been set up owing to its invigorating climate. The surrounding forest has been known to house at least four species of birds: hornbills, parrots, woodpeckers and wild ducks.
Mado Hot Spring National Park is a protected area of the Philippines located in barangay Awang in the municipality of Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao in Mindanao Island. The park covers an area of 48 hectares containing the medicinal hotspring, along with a natural swimming pool and health resort near the Awang Airport. It was declared a national park in 1939 by virtue of Republic Act No. 456.
Bud Dajo (also called Jolo) is a stratovolcano and makes the center part of the island of Sulu (right center of photo) in the Sulu Archipelago. Most of the island is blanketed in volcanic material. Hot springs have been reported and a lake occupies one crater. There have been two small eruptions in 1641 and 1897.
Pantuwaraya Lake National Park is a protected area of the Philippines located in barangay Pantao Raya in the municipality of Saguiaran, Lanao del Sur. The park covers an area of 20 hectares comprising Lake Pantao Raya and surrounding area. It was declared a national park in 1965 by virtue of Republic Act No. 4190.
Rungkunan National Park is a protected area of the Philippines located in the municipalities of Ditsaan-Ramain and Tagoloan II in Lanao del Sur, some 10 kilometers east-south-east of the provincial capital Marawi. It was declared a national park in 1965.
Salikata National Park is a protected area of the Philippines located in the municipality of Lumba-Bayabao, Lanao del Sur in Mindanao Island. Nestled in the thickly forested foothills of the Mount Ragang range (also known as the Piapayungan mountain range), the park is one of the six national parks in the province of Lanao del Sur declared in 1965.
Sacred Mountain National Park is a national park in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur in Southern Philippines. The national park and protected area, located in Brgys. Guimba and Papandayan, was established on August 5, 1965 by Republic Act no. 4190. The park is dominated by Mount Mupo, a tall extinct volcano with a lofty cone.
Lake Buluan is a lake located in the island of Mindanao, Philippines. With an estimated surface area of 61.34 square kilometers, it is the third largest lake in Mindanao, after Lake Lanao and Lake Mainit. It has an average elevation of 4.5 meters. The lake is sandwiched between the provinces of Maguindanao and Sultan Kudarat.
Locally the islands are known as the "Tawi-Tawi islands". The Turtle Islands, together with three islands of neighbour country Malaysia and the surrounding coral waters, are the only living area of the Green Sea Turtles in Asia and in the whole world. Since 1996, the islands are declared Protected Area, the only way to guarantee the existence of the green sea turtles and their nesting sites.