Haikus about the Enchanted River: A tourist destination in the Philippines to visit after COVID-19 Pandemic - LetterPile - Writing and Literature
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Haikus about the Enchanted River: A tourist destination in the Philippines to visit after COVID-19 Pandemic

Paul is an Engineer. A graduate from a Catholic University. A rebel and a romantic...

Introduction

The Enchanted River is one of the natural wonders in Mindanao, Philippines. It is located in Surigao del Sur.


The river is known for its emerald like appearance.


An amazing event in the area is the feeding of the fishes. Care takers of the area would play music and fishes would then swim near the surface --ready for the feeding session.


Tourism in the area took a blow due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. But once travelling and tourism is encouraged again, here's how to get to the Enchanted River:

(1) Take a plane to Butuan from Manila International Airport (1.5 hours)

(2) Once in Butuan (Bancasi Airport), you can rent a van to go to Hinatuan,Surigao del Sur. Land travel time is approx 3 hours.

Tips:

- Better if you check in at a Hotel in Butuan City as the accomodation in the city is better.

- After visiting the Enchanted River, you can also visit the amazing Bislig Falls.

Visit the Enchanted River and be inspired to create art!

Photos taken during my trip to the Enchanted River

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The Haikus

I.

Clear...deep...enchanting
I remember the river
Precious emerald....

II.

Leaves falling gently
Create delicate ripples
On my mind, yearning.

III.

Fishes are swimming
Towards the hidden abyss
Farewell to the sun...

IV.

The water is cool
Allow me to take a dip
Wash away my filth...


V.

Beautiful river...
Continue to flow freely
Your drift is your song....

© 2018 Ryan Paul S Balagtas