Three Crosses of Paete

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The Three Crosses of Paete

The Tatlong Krus (English: Three Crosses) are three crosses on the peak of mount Humarap, part of the mountain of Sierra Madre located in Paete, in the province of Laguna, along the northeastern coast of Luzon island in the Philippines. [1] [2] The Three Crosses started out with three wooden crosses and now are made of concrete.

Sierra Madre (Philippines) mountain range in the Philippines

The Sierra Madre is the longest mountain range in the Philippines. Running in the north-south direction from the provinces of Cagayan to the north and Quezon to the south, the mountains form the eastern backbone of Luzon Island, the largest island of the archipelago. It is bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the east. The Pacific coast of Luzon along the Sierra Madre is less developed as the lofty and continuous mountains forms a bold and an almost inaccessible shore, exposed to the full force of the northeast monsoon and the waves of the Pacific Ocean. Some of communities east of the mountain range and along the coast are so remote they are only accessible by plane or boat.

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Luzon largest island of the Philippines

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References

  1. "Tatlong Krus and Matabungka Falls". Pinoy Mountaineer.
  2. "Paetes Mt. Humarap / Tatlong Krus". To and Fro / Paroon at Parito.

Coordinates: 14°21′54″N121°29′32″E / 14.364964°N 121.492207°E / 14.364964; 121.492207

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