5. Pantabangan Dam
Pantabangan Dam is one of the famous tourist spots in Nueva Ecija, the second largest dam in Asia that provides water for irrigation as well as hydroelectric power. It is an earth-filled embankment type of dam which is 107 meters tall and 1,615 meters long. This $20.74 million dollar dam was designed to withstand an intensity 10 eathquake, supplies irrigation for about 77,000 hectares of agricultural lands and generates about 100 megawatts of hydroelectric power. Most visitors go to Pantabangan Dam to marvel its engineering wonders and see beautiful sights of the surrounding mountains, river and lake.
📍 Pantabangan Dam is located in Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija.
6. Pantabangan Lake
Pantabangan Lake serves as a reservoir for Pantangan Dam. It is considered as one of the largest lakes in Southeast Asia and also one of the cleanest lakes in the Philippines. Aside from being a reservoir, it is famous for sport fishing. Though this recreation game is not famous in the Philippines, the Americans, Japanese and Koreans visits Pantabangan Lake for this sport. The largemouth bass, a freshwater gamefish, is the most common fish to catch here especially in the early morning when the lake is calmer. For locals and tourists, it is a lovely place to enjoy scenic views during sunset when the yellow orange colors overlays the mountains. One can also explore the lake with a fishing boat.
📍 Pantabagan Lake is located in Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija.