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Kawa-kawa Hill and Natural Park is an ecotourism destination in Ligao City, Albay, Philippines.  Kawa-kawa Hill is derived from the local dialect “kawa” or native cauldron resembling its crater. It is used to be called “lunad”, a Ligao term which means “sagging” or “depressed” and literally describes the six-hectare crater. Nowadays, people who climbed or trekked the hill described the crater as a huge amphitheater, a sliced-coconut and a hill without a hilltop. Although, it may look like an ordinary hill from afar but the uniqueness of it will be felt and appreciated when one is on top of the hill where calm winds and air breeze waits. The breathtaking view of Mayon Volcano plus a top view of the City and its nearby towns are like sweet rewards for a thirty-minute tiring trek.

The park has served as a tourist and religious attraction. It is opened to the public for people to appreciate nature and environment. The Carmetlite Nuns of the Holy Trinity put up the Divine Mercy Monastery and a life-size images of the Station of the Cross in the area. The first five stations can be seen along the uphill walkway, while the remaining nine were installed around the crater ring. To date, the Kawakawa Hill offers to the pilgrims a unique Way of the Cross especially during Holy Week.

Source: Wikitravel

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