Mountain Province is a landlocked province of the Philippines. Formerly dubbed as ” La Montanosa” by Spanish administrators for its mountainous terrain, Mt. Province lies in the heart of the Grand Cordillera, known to be the Philippine’s biggest and highest chain of mountains. Its capital is Bontoc.
Lumiang Cave in Sagada, Mountain Province
Although Bontoc is the province’s capital, the town of Sagada is more famous among tourists. Its rice terraces, though lesser known compared to the Banaue rice terraces, are equally spectacular. Whereas the walls of the Banaue’s terraces are of compacted earth, Sagada’s walls are small rocks laboriously piled one on top of the other. The town is also known for its limestone caves that served as burial grounds during the pre-Christian Sagada era.