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Abra Kimkimay Lake that continues to surprise

Abra (Ilokano: Probinsia ti Abra; Tagalog: Lalawigan ng Abra) is a landlocked province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon. Its capital is Bangued, and is bordered by Ilocos Norte on the northwest, Apayao on the northeast, Kalinga on the mid-east, Mountain Province on the southeast, and Ilocos Sur on the southwest.

Abra for a long time had been a blank spot on the Philippine tourism map. It is often skipped due to news of killings and partly because of its location in North Luzon. It is sandwiched between two very popular tourist destinations - Ilocos in the west and the Cordilleras in the east. But now Abra is becoming one of the best tourist destinations with huge arrays to choose from, old churches, long bridges, mountain ranges, magnificent waterfalls, food and a lot more.  


KIMKIMAY LAKE is one of the several lakes of the province located at Taquib, Villaviciosa. It covers an approximate area of one hectare amidst hills bordering barangays Taquib and Callao, both in Villaviciosa.

KIMKIMAY LAKE, according to the legend it was formerly a dwelling where several families lived. These families however were engaged in many vices so the gods punished them by sinking their community, submerging it in cool water.

Today, the lake is a popular picnic and fishing spot among the locals. To get there, one needs to travel along the 32-kilometer winding Penarrubia-Villaviciosa- Pilar Road.

Here are some pictures of The KIMKIMAY LAKE:












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