Kayangan Lake, Coron

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  • not as clear as kayangan lake
    not as clear as kayangan lake
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    welcome
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  • less slippery steps than in coron
    less slippery steps than in coron
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    Comparison of Kayangan Lake & Pulau Dayang Bunting

    by machomikemd Written Mar 14, 2015

    this will be pictures of the Lake of the Pregnant Maiden or Pulau Tasik Dayang Bunting which is located along Langkawi Islands of Malaysia in The Andaman Sea of which is a Rival of Kayangin Lake of Coron.

    the only attraction in Pulau Dayang Bunting is the freshwater lake which is a good 10 to 15 minute hike along a steep hillside going up and a steep drop via almost vertical concrete and irregular stairs going down to the lake. there are no stores along the way but there is a souvenir store cum food store located at the lake near the concrete stairs. be sure to be in proper footwear (avoid sandals or high heels).

    there is a changing area cum rest room in the footpath going to the lake where you can change clothes before and after swimming and they charge 80 sen (0.80 ringgit) per person and there is no bath facilities.

    Legend of the Pregnant Maiden

    The legend of Tasik Dayang Bunting goes like this: The favourite bathing pool of a celestial princess named Mambang Sari was said to be Tasik Dayang Bunting (Lake of the Pregnant Maiden). A prince, Mat Teja, fell madly in love with her and tricked her into marrying him.

    Sadly, their child died from a mysterious illness at the age of seven days. Distraught, the grieving Mambang Sari left the child's body in the lake and returned to her heavenly abode. Today, some believe that barren women who bathe in this lake will be endowed with a child. from the pontoon looking at the far side of the lake, you would see in the hills a form of a pregnant maiden that the owners of the general store will point to you if you ask them

    the lake has no shallow areas hence they built pontoon barges for swimmers and there are also wildlife around the lake like monkeys, geckos, monitor lizards, snakes and more. the lake is also murky and cold and has an average depth of 10 meters (33 feet).

    the lake welcome less slippery steps than in coron the view not as clear as kayangan lake
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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Diving and Snorkeling
    • Sailing and Boating

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    Cleanest Lake in The Philippines

    by machomikemd Updated Mar 14, 2015

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    Kayangan Lake is the Cleanest and Clearest Lake in the Philippines (and possibly in south east asia) and is one of the several lakes in Coron Island (Coron Island is different from Coron Town) and is beside the other famous Lake Called Barracuda (of which unfortunately we did not have time to go and is reportedly has a freshwater layer and a middle brackish water layer and a salt water deepest layer) Kayangan Lake is mostly freshwater and slightly brackishwater underneath. You can access Kayangan lake from a small Jetty beside the island and climb about 200 steps upward the steep cliffs (irregular and uneven carved stone and concrete steps) of which you can take the famous post card vista at the top and then descend to a steep 150 step descent to the lake. There is an entrance fee of 100 pesos (included in the tour price) of which you can swim and snorkel at the lake or ride the bancas (for an additional fee). you are given 30 minutes to be here and then go back to the banca for the rest of the Island Hopping Tour.

    Kayangan Lake is about 10 meter deep (33 feet) and is very clear and you can take pictures of the fishes and corals below using your water proof camera or water proof smart phone. It is even clearer than it's rival in Langkawi Malaysia, the Pulau Dayang Bunting Lake (see my Pulau Dayang Bunting Pages).

    cleanest lake famous post card spot steep steps
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    • Sailing and Boating
    • Water Sports

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    Iconic Kayangan Lake

    by IamPam Written Jul 27, 2014

    The most photographed area of Coron is the view at the top of the Kayangan lake. To get to this, you have to hike 150 steps going up to the mountain and another 150 going down to the lake itself. for me, this was the highlight of our tour.

    Kayangan Lake
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    • Eco-Tourism
    • Family Travel
    • Budget Travel

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    SWIMMING IN KAYANGAN LAKE

    by davidjo Written Jun 21, 2014

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    As i mentioned in my previous tip things have changed since my last visit 20 years ago with the construction of steps to the lake and a wooden walkway at the side of the lake. When i was there before we were the only ones at the lake but now you can expect to see a minimum of 50 tourists there as the tourist bangkas usually stop for an hour there. All the same it is marvelous to swim in this salt water lake that is probably less than 100 meters from the sea.

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    When you reach the top of the hill, just before you start your descent to the lake there is a ledge on your left. walk along this ledge a few meters and there are wonderful opportunities for photography as neighbouring islands and the ocean can be seen from here.

    beautiful lake view from the ledge local swimmer on the way back to the boat

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    THE WAY TO KAYANGAN LAKE

    by davidjo Written Jun 21, 2014

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    Kayangan Lake is on Coron island and many tourist agencies include t a visit on one or several of their trips, but since my visit in 1990 things have changed a lot. Before the boat anchored by the beach and we enjoyed some swimming and snorkeling but now there are a few native huts, and concreted paths where the boats anchor. Before we clambered up the side of the hill through bushes and then down to the lake. Now there are around 150 concrete steps up and another 150 down to the lake.

    our bangka docking on the island do's and don'ts the climb up view of the docking area

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    Kayangan Lake

    by DarleneCMF Updated May 27, 2008

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    Kayangan Lake is located in the northern part of Coron Island. It is a must-experience place in Coron. To get there, you need to climb a not-so-steep slope by the side of a mountain and then down again to get to the lake. The view is breathtaking from the top! The lake itself is expansive. The water is very clear, with small fishes abounding.

    There's a boat in the lake that you can hire to take you around the whole area. I would have liked this place more if there were fewer people. When we visited, there were more than 20 tourists so we didn't feel like we own the place (hehe, is that too much to ask?). Nevertheless, it's was enjoyable. :)

    Entrance Fee: P200 per person (includes Twin Lagoons, Twin Peaks)
    8AM to 4PM

    On the way to KL Snorkeling at Kayangan Lake
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    • Diving and Snorkeling

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