Hinulugang Taktak

August 24, 2010

Description of Hinulugang Taktak

Hinulugang Taktak is a waterfall in the Philippines seen in the province of Rizal on Luzon island. The waterfall area has been designated as a National Park by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and is 1 of the two most favourite tourist spots in Antipolo City, Rizal’s capital, the other being the Antipolo Cathedral. In 1990, the waterfall has also been announced as a National Historical Shrine under Republic Act No. 6964.

Map of Hinulugang Taktak

The waterfall is placed in Antipolo City, Rizal. Hinulugang Taktak was a popular excursion place for pilgrims who traveled to the Nuestra Senora de Paz y Buen Viaje in Antipolo during the olden days, thus the folk song “Tayo na sa Antipolo. Alamat ng Hinulugang Taktak begun during the sixteenth century, the people of Antipolo were bothered by a church bell that made harsh, unbearable loud sounds when it is rung during angelus. The townsfolk demanded that the local priest should get rid of the bell. The priest had dropped it in a nearby river. This explains the name of “Hinulugang Taktak” w/c means ‘where the bell was dropped’.

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