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Friday, September 4, 2009

Can-Asujan Hardfill Dam, Carcar Cebu

We Cebuanos all know that Carcar (another one of the oldest towns in the south of Cebu), is famous for its sumptuous chicharon, tasty lechon, crispy ampaw, delectable bukayo, and high-quality affordable shoes. This time, Carcar is giving us another reason to visit her not only for food and shoes but for nature as well -- the Can-Asujan Hardfill Dam. It is said to be the "Second Highest in the World and The First of Southeast Asia".

Last August 6 was the Charter Day of whole Cebu province, a special non-working holiday for all Cebuanos, and what is best to spend a holiday? An out-of-town escapade! Decided at the last minute, my friends and I immediately packed our bags and headed for an exhilarating adventure! Well, kinda ;)

We took a bus at the South Bus Terminal and traveled for about an hour and a half. One of my accompanying friends just live in Carcar so it was no hassle for us to take our lunch first (ehem, the tasty lechon) and relax a little before going to the dam.

The dam is nestled between two mountains. And I would like mention it again that it is said to be the "Second Highest in the World and the First of Southeast Asia". *wink*

This dam is not just a place to hold the water. It also has some cottages where you could get to relax under a cozy shade while sinking in the beauty of nature around you. The only problem is, you need to cross the bridge first in order to get there!


As most of you might already know, I am acrophobic. Thus, the whole trip on the bridge was like suicide for me! I can still feel it -- the tension and anxiety that felt like my whole guts would go up to my heart and out of my mouth! The whole time, I grabbed on to the railing and NEVER, ever looked down…Don’t be deceived by that smile! My heart was racing the whole time I crossed the bridge…back and forth!!!

Here's a view of the dam below as seen from the bridge. No, I'm not the one who took that picture! I asked my boyfriend to do it for me. LOL!

Here, you can see some locals fishing below the dam. This dam is actually rich in fresh water fishes such as Tilapia.


It was indeed relaxing when we reached the cottages. It was very peaceful. The only sounds we hear were the chirping of the birds and occasional mooing of the cow =) and of course, our loud noisy voices :D

View from the cottages:


Yup! Never EVER dare go swim in the dam! The depth of the water is like 5 or 6 stories high! As the sign says, DELIKADO (dangerous).

Till next post you guys! Take care now!



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50 Comments:

bizjoker-of-the-philippines said...

I wish i could visit the place also...
Amazing!

As pretty as the author...:)

mark said...

pagkalaagan juD nimu VeRon...
uG suya nsad kaayu ko dah.. .i thut walay ingani sa carcar.. aheheh!

Bogcess said...

Ang ganda naman dyan. Sana makavisit din ako one day. :)

marifen said...

Naay pahibalo, guinadili ang pagkaligo diri sa atong dam, dilikado! hehehehe... Mao jud, dilikado btaw maligo sa dam. Nice kaau ang view, nice mag picnic dha.

Dark_Ace said...

Nice article... and the pics are stunning.. Perhaps it is worthy of taking a visit after all...

imelda said...

beautiful sceneries here as beautiful as the author.thanks for posting the great places for escapades one day when i go cebu.

Zvonko said...

wow, very nice post, beautiful pictures ....

chiel said...

Nice place! And love those tilapia. Love to catch it if there is a chance to visit the place.. ;)

Seiko said...

I wish I could visit this place too.Nive view.

lina@happy family said...

Great views...

kakve-santi said...

nice picture..!

budiawanhutasoit said...

nice views and wish i could visit this dam and swin in the dam with you...LOL

Anygen said...

oi girl, dili diay pede ligo anang dam... agoy murag kaluksuon ko oi..heheh! gurl wala ka kapuyi aning imung escapade oi murag layu-a naman tali ning carcar... aky gihaguan, unya gimingaw ko sa mga lubi nga nag lajug na sa kataas ehhehe.. katkat raba ko before ana gisungkit ko ni mama haha, bali kay dili ko kuhaan ug lubi tampuhon namo ah ako ni katkat da lagi hahaha...tunga rako kutob ngurog nako... hahaha.. bitaw gurl na nia nasud nakasulod nako , mag sunod2x na ni...waahhhh!

Nyt na oi... ganahan man ko sa mga views dire, ka remember ko sa akong yutang gigikanan ang Bojol..hhhehe..

Ruby said...

wow...nice pics...maka-anhi pod unta ko dre...nature-trekking...nice ^_^

veronica said...

@budiawanhutasoit, lol! swimming is not allowed in the dam, it said so in the second to the last picture, let me translate it to you: "Swimming in the dam is not allowed, DANGEROUS" :-)

veronica said...

@anygen, hahahaha! nahimuot jud ko sa imong comment mam oe hehehe! wala jud baya ko kasulay'g katkat anang lubi ug dili jud ko musulay kay basin unyag mamatay ta sa kahadlok, dili sa tagak hahahaha! lami jud bitaw kaau sawmon ang dam gurl kay murag presko kaau tan-awn pero aguy lawm kaau mam! hadlok sad kaau hunahunaon unsa palang naa sa ilawm heheheheh! :P

veronica said...

@anygen, pakapin...:D dili ra baya kaau layo ang carcar gurl kung gikan ka sa south bus terminal kay mga 1 and a half hours raman ang travel. nya nagbus sad mi ato. plus nkapahulay-pahulay sad mi sa balay sakong kauban :D hehehe

Grace said...

weee.was here! btw, been to carcar yesterday, palit mi ampaw... baon mi padung basak-pardo... hapit mi carcar para lng palit chicharon after namo nigikan sa simala ^^

Madame K said...

there are really a lot of beautiful places in Cebu. Wish I could visit all of it. haha if only i have millions in my bank.

Anne said...

oi gurl, nibalik ko kay naa man diay ka reply sa akong letter..hehehe! Letter man jud dili na comments gurl. Oi, maloka ko gurl unsa man ni sinuwatanay nalang ta...joke!

Oi bitaw dili sad ko mu-inibid anang dam gurl oi, kay murag magpadatu pako sa atong blog-blog. Maau ka cguro durl daku naka pondo. Hheheh!

About anang lubi gurl, wala na kaorn luya na akong tuhod. hhehe! dili sad ko kaon balot kay baho ingon sila makakusog daw na tuhod hehe..wahhh.. na gurl sulat na jud ni dili na comment.

Adto sako warehouse gurl. Mangia ug makaon kay gigutom nako bisan naglingkod lang heheh.. ingatz gurl ha? See u in my kingdom hahah!

Pahabol: hehehe.... gurl kanang carcar duol ra diay sad sya... wala man gud ko alamag diha gurl oi, once lang ko naka-anha cebu adto graduate akong uncle sa UST cebu. Bata pasad ko adto, karon bata pa gihapon ang pangutak waaaaa... stop me gurl.... bye na... :-)

patola said...

bat ganun? O_O hangang pictures nalang ako.. huhuhu.... sana makarating din po ako diyan... SANA!!!! hehe :)

Life Moto said...

nice view you have there. sana maalagaan ang mga trees sa paligid like La Mesa dam na malapit sa amin.

moonzkie said...

ang ganda!! i wanna go there too.. heheh.. someday.. =(

burn said...

May paka sis oi, cge ka laag.. Doul ra man tana ng Carcar sa Minglanilla.I didn't know naa diay dam diha.Congrats for being so resourceful...

btw, I have an award for you. I hope that you will take it

maxivelasco said...

hello. i've never been to Carcar but people say that it's a pretty place to visit.

thanks for sharing the photos. i love the dam photo. katakot nga lang pero ang ganda ng kuha mo. you are good in photography! galing.

Laurencita said...

wow! its really exciting to visit the place. thanks for your visit.

FaYe said...

nice pictures!!! i miss the chicharon. i usually buy chicharon when i visit my parents in barili.

Bailey Baretto said...

wow! this is a very beautiful place :)

JETTRO said...

ang ganda nman ng mga lugar na yan
ang linaw pa ng camera nyo. nice

SEAQUEST said...

wow, ang ganda naman ng mga views picture mo para tuloy nakakaengganyo pumunta agad ng cebu actually di pa ko nakarating jan eh,,,,

mArNeLLe said...

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mahen said...

nice place my dear friend

Meryl (proud pinay) said...

ang gaganda ng photos ^_^ so relaxing naman ang place
awwww..namiss ko ang lechon ...

*~kAy~* said...

Looks like such a pretty place! <3 so many great pictures! :)
thanks for sharing! <3

Krishna said...

I love your photos, some of the finest natural scenes that are well-captured.

Traveliztera said...

wow ! very beautiful! :D
i hope to visit here soon. :D i've been to cebu but i wasn't able to roam around. :(
looks very relaxing there... badly need it. haha!


will follow u :) love your site :)

Cacai M. said...

That's a nice view! so serene.. I hope I can visit there one day as well. And yep you got a cool photos and post. Great!


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MiEr said...

Hi Veron! nice ang place...is it open to the public? how do we go there from carcar town proper...i wanna go there ba...just for a picnic...hehehehe

veronica said...

hi mier! yup! naay entrance PhP5.00 heheheh! but don't know what time sila open. katong nangadto mi kay didto mi nanukad sa gaisano carcar, naay eskina padung right then kalimot nako unsaon pag tultol hehehehe! pero ang name sa place is "Can-Asujan". :)

Anonymous said...

I'm gonna go fishing there tomorrow last time i caught 12 snakeheads 2 kilos each on lures.
check on Google snakehead

Anonymous said...

wow! nice info;)
that I'm gonna have 4 my project in economics.
tnx! :)

misterp said...

hi,

I'm interested in fishing there, I would like to ask some stuff maybe you can help answer.. :D

Where are the area that we can fish? Is there a guide?

Are all the fish caught free?

veroniz said...

@misterp, regret to inform you that there's no guide on where you can fish, but you can fish below the dam. however, i would suggest that you'd be very careful coz the water's really really deep. i've even heard rumors that there was one person who fell into the water and drowned :(

i think the fishes caught are free.

misterp said...

@vernoiz: I visited the place last saturday (07-25-10) guess what?.. ni lakaw ang nag bantay.. ugh.. na lagot gud ko.. grrr... hassol kaayo.. all that gas wasted.. :(

veroniz said...

@misterp, OMG! how unfortunate! so sorry to hear about your predicament. mao sad nuon nang nakapaet anang ubang tourist spots oe na dili jud maau pagka controlled sa tag-iya or government kay mapareha ana. tsk tsk tsk. maypa niadto ka sa balay na tisa, carcar gihapon, kanang street atbang sa ilang church. actually i'm making a post about it, na-delay lang jud ug publish kay daghan kaau ko'g backlogs.

Anonymous said...

ooh!! i miz my vction plce

Anonymous said...

nice..i hope i can also visit this place,,thinking it is just in my hometown...carcar (",)

Vincent A. Ducut said...

Nice kaayo Dira mu BALIK jud Ko diha hehe :D

Jane Jali said...

Kinsa my gabantay sa ilang gate nga buangon maningil? Pgka y batasan? Murag ang iyang pangan ky san tantog...disiplinaa kuno na inyung mga taw dha palihug ky pgka wa juy batasan...asa man ta pwede moreklamo ani?

veroniz said...

@Jane Jali, I'm just a blogger dear, not the owner of this dam, hence, I don't know those people guarding the place, let alone discipline them. I also don't know where you can file a complaint. Sorry dear.

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