KAPURPURAN ROCK FORMATION DRAWING TOURISTS TO BURGOS, ILOCOS NORTE

[Photo - The Kapurpurawan rock formation is drawing tourists to Burgos, Ilocos Norte. FERNAN NEBRES, PHILSTAR]

MANILA, FEBRUARY 21, 2012 (philstar) WIKIPEDIA - Burgos is the last town in the northwest corner of the island of Luzon. It was named after the martyred priest Jose Burgos who, together with two other clergymen, were accused of mutiny and later executed in Manila. He was born in the Ilocos Region.

Burgos is a 5th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Norte, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 8,765 people in 1,784 households.

Places of interest Cape Bojeador Lighthouse, also known as Burgos Lighthouse, is a cultural heritage structure in Burgos established during the Spanish Colonial times. Kapurpurawan Rocks are rock formations created by forces of the ocean on the rocky coast of Burgos, located just a few minutes further from the lighthouse.

FROM THE BLOG: Ilocandia Treasures, Ilocos Norte 

After attending the Gamet Festival in Burgos, I had the chance to visit another wonderful attraction of the town; that is the Kapurpurawan.

I was accompanied by a relative of a friend where we took a motorcycle to the place. The road going to the site was rocky and bumpy.

The Kapurpurawan is a rock formation which is literally very white in color taken from its Ilocano root word puraw.

Different shapes of the rocks can be seen such as the iconic head, cradle and the resting dragon. This is much even whiter during the months of April and May.

This is really an amazing and unique sight where it was formed by a geological deposition of minerals.

This is a sedimentary rock formed by sedimentation, where minerals and organic particles settle and accumulate or it precipitates from a solution.

The rocks were carved out by surrounding sandstone by both mechanical and chemical weathering. Wind, sand and water are the primary weathering agents.

Posted by Edwin Antonio at 3:51 AM Labels: Ilocandia Treasures, Ilocos Norte

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