Exiting Hoyop-hoyopan Cave

A Peek at the Peak of Mayon Volcano from Hoyop-hoyopan Cave

A Peek at the Peak of Mayon Volcano from Hoyop-hoyopan Cave

There were a few interesting locations in the Hoyop-hoyopan Cave. Perhaps nothing more bizarre than the dance floor. It was used by locals when it wasn’t safe to stay outdoors at night and what better way to spend the time than dancing the night away. I guess this all happened fairly recently since there wasn’t radio long time ago. There were a few large stalagmites along the way, which also has a similarity to something else, following tradition. The chamber then leads to the final opening of the cave which will bring the tour to an end.

Cave Exit at Hoyop-hoyopan Cave

Cave Exit at Hoyop-hoyopan Cave

The ground here is a bit slippery and I actually lost my footing a couple of times here. It pays to be very careful here. On the way out, I can see that it leads to another opening and one can see the ground below. The guide was saying how there was a time when the ground below was flooded because of too much rain. I can’t imagine how bad it is when this apparently elevated area is flooded. Is it a case of loss of forest cover? Anyway, the climax of the tour of Hoyop-hoyopan Cave is a view of its famous neighbor. There was a clearing in the plants which reveals a view. It was of Mayon Volcano. It is not exactly a very clear view but it is almost made to be able to see only the peak of the volcano. I was lucky that it was already late afternoon and the clouds weren’t as thick. You can see the peak quite clearly. I remembered that I needed to head back to the Cagsawa Ruins to get another chance to photograph the volcano.

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