Nueva Vizcaya, PH – As European and East Asian countries welcome autumn, the folks of a small town called Dupax del Norte in the tropical Philippines unwittingly discovered one of nature’s beauty in the form of clouds enveloping surrounding hills and mountains as viewed from the roadside around a mountaintop – a majestic sight to behold.
Nueva Vizcaya might be seven to eight hours of drive away from Manila, the Philippines’ capital but this newest natural attraction has already gathered thousands of curious adventure seekers.
This sudden surge of tourists came about after a wedding proposal was posted on Facebook by an unassuming netizen. As the proposal in itself was romantic, the proposal’s photo with a sea of clouds in the background caught the attention of a local TV network, GMA 7 which immediately featured what trended as the ‘Sea of Clouds in Binuangan’. A tiny farming village, Binuangan is now a potential site for investors who may want to cash in from the increasing number of tourists flocking the site.
One immediate challenge which the local government has acted on is proper waste disposal. Netizens have also voiced out possible efforts to keep the cleanliness of the site.
The editors of Pacific Standard hope to feature more stories as the ‘Sea of Clouds’ captures more local and foreign tourists. Visit Pacific Standard PH Facebook page to be updated.
Here are some photos and videos shared by the netizens @ Sea of Clouds Binuangan.
Featured image: Courtesy of Jann Roi Amboy Rupac