#ShareIloilo: Pawikan Cave, Isla Gigantes
ILOILO, Philippines – A visit to Isla Gigantes isn't complete without dropping by the famous Pawikan Cave. Named for the huge turtle-shaped stones at the heart of the cave, various rock formations form the center of attraction for tourists. Exploring the inside of the cave will bring visitors to numerous cave chambers lit up by openings hundreds of feet high up.
Adding to the allure of Pawikan Cave are the local folk stories of hidden treasure. It is said that the rock formations shaped like giant turtle eggs were used by the Japanese Imperial Army as markers for the location of hidden gold bars.
Getting to the cave requires a steep hike, but the otherworldly feel of entering the cave is its own reward. – Rappler.com