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Landingan Viewpoint – A Dose of Magnificent Views in Nagtipunan, Quirino

Save for my friends and I, there were no other tourists in the area when we went there. Atop a small hill on the side of the road stood a small shelter with a roof where they say, you could get a good vantage point of Quirino. This place is called, Landingan Viewpoint in Nagtipunan and we drove for an hour from Maddela to get there.

I don’t mind the sun.

I never thought I’d ever say that. I was standing right under the sun taking photos, taking in the view. Up on the viewpoint, you can you see a long stretch of river right in the middle of the greens. The beautiful sights inducing a dreamy sigh from our group; there goes the rolling hills, there goes the rows of mountains, there goes the great expanse of land as far as the eyes can see.


Some people compare the view here with those in Batanes. I haven’t been to Batanes, but based from photos I can see why they made such a reference.


Landingan viewpoint is open to public, no registration fee, no person manning the place, and not a single establishment in sight. The roof made of dried leaves on top of the site offered small relief from the heat. I suggest to schedule your visit in the morning or late afternoon. In our case, we were there at around 9:00 a.m. and already the weather was sweltering. We spent a good 30 minutes relishing the view and indulging in picture taking.

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Even when you cannot do much here but take Instagrammable photos, Landigan viewpoint is worth a visit. You do not want to miss an opportunity to see just how magnificent the views in Quirino is.

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Comments (9)

  1. Fábio Rodrigo dos Santos Inácio
    Fábio Rodrigo dos Santos Inácio

    I think is more than worth, this place with no tourist around is perfect 🙂
    I love hiking and your country looks like a heaven for it, really need to head there some day!!

  2. Yuen Mi
    Yuen Mi

    Beautiful pictures. I love hiking and outdoor adventures so this is right up my alley. Heading to the Philllipines next year, and this looks like something I would love to explore more of. Will definitely bookmark this for future reference.

  3. Cathy

    First of all, baket hindi nu kami isinama? No fair! haha kidding! Love the photos as usual, plus the fact that not known to tourists yet. Instagrammable pa all the views. This is just one proof that Philippines has so many surprising offers! X

  4. Suruchi

    Your pictures reminded me of my last trip in Uttarakhand India. The green meadows enclosed among the rows of mountains; river flowing underneath with the blue sky on top with a feeling that this place is only for you. Isnt that amazing? I can understand your feelings and why this offbeat place is worth travelling.

  5. Ami

    I sure would love a hike here, those views are so worth it. Added to that is the solitude that you describe. Sometimes you need that space to discover yourself and appreciate your surroundings better!

  6. neha

    The track seems so offbeat. And it’s great that the landing point is open to all. This way, everyone can cherish the beauty of the surroundings.

  7. LaiAriel Samangka (Thelittlelai: Beyond limits)
    LaiAriel Samangka (Thelittlelai: Beyond limits)

    Wow, I haven’t heard about this one and i’m really a huge fan of mountains. I used to trek almost every weekend. The view atop is really refreshing and stunning. I’m sure that its really worth the trek. The fresh air above must be something so relaxing. I’ll surely pen this on my bucket list. Thank you so much sharing this with us.

  8. Ambuj Saxena
    Ambuj Saxena

    Marjorie, You’ve come up with another concise blog post, this time about a little-known must-visit destination! Thanks for sharing the beautiful views you’ve captured! Recently, I visited Jammu and Kashmir state of India for a state tourism consultancy project and there was a lot of discussion on how to promote little-known destinations in the state sustainably. Thus, that discussion made me realize the importance of a little-known destination and thankfully I was able to do some research and let them know the ones to promote!

  9. Tanya Korteling
    Tanya Korteling

    I love off the Beaten Track places and this seems to be one of those. I’ve as yet to visit the Phillipines but would definitely try to go here as it looks lovely!


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