Sunday, October 7, 2007

Eden Nature Park

"A mountain resort located at 3,000 feet above sea level, Eden Nature Park is 95% human-made! It is a great model of how humans can re-create nature and rebuild a lost environment. Discovered sometime in 1971, the resort used to be a logged-over area covered only by a blanket of wild grass. Its potential was, however, readily seen by the owners as the property provided an imposing view of Davao City and the Davao Gulf. Not long after, terraces were carved out of the mountain slope, and thousands of pine tree seedlings were planted. As the pine trees grew it created canopies, allowing other trees and plants to grow and creating a secondary forest. Today, there are over 100,000 pine trees spread in about 80 hectares, providing a refreshing backdrop to the various attractions in Eden Nature Park." -link

"GUIDED SHUTTLE TOUR For those eager to get a glimpse and a quick orientation of the Park's 40-hectare attractions and amenities, take the 45-minute guided shuttle tour. Availability is on a first-come-first-served basis." -link

Eden Nature Park is overlooking both Davao City and the Davao Gulf (right-most photo).

You can take a nature walk or shuttle for great picture opportunities with your SLR. Here's a sample of some of the flowers we photographed.
At the end of our tour, we went on a ride on these cables. It was both fast and exhilirating!

For more information about Eden Nature Park, you can visit their website here.

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