Monday, May 4, 2009

My World#21 Overview Park, Bukidnon

This is the Overview Park in Palacapao, Bukidnon. Situated along one of the many zigzag highways of Bukidnon Province, it is an interesting and invigorating stopover for weary and butt-hardened travellers. The eight-hectare park sits on top of a hill overlooking the municipalities of Bukidnon.

The park has been in existence for quite sometime now but recently spruced up with no less than the well-known Davao sculptor, Kublai Millan, doing about 50 sculptures of Bukidnon indigenous people in various mode of activities. Here are some of the sculptures scattered around the park:


A native couple pounding rice near the main building of the park.


Stairs on the way down to another view deck.


Sculpture of a native boy playing a native instrument.



This park is a project of Department of Public Works and Highways and collects no entrance fees.

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15 comments:

Indrani May 5, 2009 at 1:23 AM  

Beautiful Park!
The statues look as if they will speak right now.

Jenn May 5, 2009 at 2:45 AM  

Lovely place. Looks like I missed this when I was in Bukidnon. Well, because I was just there for the steak! This calls for another visit. :-) Love the couple pounding away!

Erin May 5, 2009 at 4:36 PM  

lovely park...the sculptures look almost whimsical...lots of stairs to descend and/or climb there.
have a wonderful wednesday.

Lawstude May 5, 2009 at 5:53 PM  

That was quite interesting. A very nice change of atmosphere for a long trip. Thanks for sharing.

uncleawang May 5, 2009 at 8:59 PM  

That's very interesting information and wonderful park to visit:)
Nice picture,Thanks.

LadyFi May 7, 2009 at 12:17 AM  

What a fantastic park! And I love all those sculptures.

Lisa Wilson May 7, 2009 at 8:39 AM  

That's so beautiful! Looks like a great place to stop and explore.

VALKYRIEN May 7, 2009 at 11:07 AM  

That is a beautiful park! And the statues are impressive, they look almost natural!

I'm little late on my comment to you - been busy! But thanks for visiting!

Bonnie Bonsai May 7, 2009 at 11:08 AM  

Marites, I'd been to Bukidnon but only once. It was a short stay-in and never got the chance of seeing the place inland. The only feature I saw there was the Pineapple plantation by plane.

These photographs are great awakening and enlightening for someone like me. Thank you so much for your innovative postings.

Our country is truly marvellous just like in all other countries. How precious our great Maker indeed for all His wonderful creation.

Regina May 8, 2009 at 6:32 AM  

Hi Marites. Thanks for sharing. Beautiful feature of Bukidnon.
Nice blog.

ms toast burner May 9, 2009 at 8:13 PM  

What an interesting post! Love it.

Wolynski May 12, 2009 at 1:52 AM  

That's some park. Did one person make these sculptures or is it different artists?

Marites May 12, 2009 at 8:27 AM  

only one artist did this with his crew. the artist's name is Kublai Millan. He's quite well-known in our city and is quite prolific :)

Dennis Villegas May 14, 2009 at 2:16 AM  

Hi Maritee, long time no see. Mukhang ang ganda ganda ng Bukidnon. I love all your shots especially the panoramic view that is so breathtaking!

Pierre June 16, 2009 at 10:30 PM  

A splendid park and some great photographs to do it justice - thanks for sharing your corner of the World! Its been a pleasure browsing your site.

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