|Balinsasayao Twin Lakes
National Natural Park
in Sibulan, Negros Oriental Province, Philippines; NW of Dumaguete City
Our Visit in February 2011
|House Oct-Dec 2010
House Jan 2011 Feb 2011 March 2011
Niludhan Rainbow Falls
Mabinay Crystal Cave and Spring
Omanod Rice & Coconut Land
Bunawon Coconut & Bean Land
Balanan Lake Resort
Our Lady of Lourdes Shrines
Lou's Birthday Ceremony 2011
Lou's Bday and Richard's Visit, Feb 2012
Lou's new store, Feb 2013
Davayn 8 months Cute
Davayn One Year Old, Seoul, April 2012
Davayn at 22 months old
San-shin Site Index Page
|The main area, only "civilization" around both of the lakes, and the only access-point from
the single road in. You can see the boat-dock, the five grass-roofed pavilions for
picknicing, and -- up on top of the entrance-pass -- the lone simple restaurant.
|a verdant cloud-forest teeming with wildlife, deeply up in the Southern Negros Mountains
|Our Gang ready-to-roll, in our 'EasyRide' truck. It's a rough and steep 12-km one-hour
semi-paved road, and some said that our little engine and tires couldn't make it -- but we did.
|Ranger Station -- just after this, you have to park and walk over the ridge to the main lake
|Resettlement Village across from the Station, on the very steep side of Mt. Balinsasayao
There is no commercial place to stay overnight here, only a simple lakeside campground.
|Picnic area by a pond next to the Station
|a topographical model at the Ranger Station shows the location of this park
|<--- Twin Lakes
|<--- Sibulan Town
|<-- Lake B.
|Lake Danao -->
|Sibulan Town -->
|<--- Twin Lakes
|Mt. Guidabon on the western shore of bigger Lake Balin-sasa-yao
|dock area, where you can rent picnic tables and boat-rides
there is a trail all the way around the big lake, but after heavy rains parts of it are
underwater! -- as it was on this day. April-June are good months for that hike.
|the boat took us to the stairway of native-style pavilion on the narrow ridge separating the two lakes
|smaller Lake Danao, from the pavilion
|bigger lake, from the pavilion
|Lake Danao, from the pavilion -- you can climb down to it and swim, but there's
no civilization anywhere around it, no fishing permitted -- it's kept totally wild!