Written by: Renante Arcillas
|Crater of Mount Pinatubo|
Mount Pinatubo largely became part of the earth's meteorological history for it changed its rapidly warming weather. Because of the tons of volcanic ashes it threw into the atmosphere, it blocked the sun's heat from entering our planet and eventually cooled it down. It is nice to know that after this 'suddenly awakened giant' did something horrible to most Filipinos, it still did something good.
|Taking Photos in Mount Pinatubo|
|Swimming in Mount Pinatubo|
You can compare the majestic scenery to the landscape background used in the "Lord of the Rings" movie which was entirely shot in New Zealand, but instead of snow, it was lahar and other volcanic residue covered the mountain.
|Carabaos in Mount Pinatubo|
Please keep in mind that this is not a beach. It is a lake on the crater of a volcano. Take precautions. Swim at your own risk.