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The Negros Chronicle is a weekly publication published in Negros Oriental province, Philippines, vigilantly featuring the latest news updates around Dumaguete City and Negros Oriental since 1973.
 
 
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There is nothing like staring straight into the clear vastness of a tranquil atmo sphere to drive any unwanted emotions away. The embrace of the mountain ranges, the comforting cuddle of the trees, and best of all, the soothing mirror-like surface of two lakes, also known as Lake Balinasasayo and Lake Danao.

Lakes Balinasasayao and Danao are contained in two adjacent calderas, 1,000 meters above sea level. Both lakes are separated by a ridge, 20 meters wide and are surrounded completely by a vast, lush, permanent forest cover on Guintabon, Kabalin-an, and Guinsayawan mountain ranges. These mountain ranges actually seve as protection dikes to the lakes.

Of the two, Lake Balinasasayao is bigger in terms of surface area, at 76.25 hectares. Lake Danao shrinks at 30 hectares. Murky as it is, even up close, Lake Balinasasayao reaches 80 meters in depth while the Lake Danao water level is approximately 10.04 inches higher.

With no visible outlet, both lakes have held up to 77,600 cubic meters of green, turbid water guaranteed to make anyone weak-at-heart fell adistinct eeriness.

Come nightfall, settle in your tents or build a cozy campfire and share stories while nature listens. Hop on a motorized outrigger if you must and gaze at the pinpricks of lights in the sky while floating around in the middle of the lake.

Day time offers one a glimpse of the lakes' high degree of biodiversity as the place is considered a natural habitat for rare wildlife, bird, and tree species like the bleeding heart pigeon and tree fern.

Lakes Balinsasayao and Danao are approzimately 18 kilometers from Sibulan poblacion. It can easily be accessed through Lala-an, Sibulan or, if you prefer, Camabaloctot, San Jose.

Take a trip to every contemplative soul's heavens and stare deep into the eyes of nature.

 


 
   


   
 
   


         
 
 
   


 

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