La la la la Mesa...
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October 1st, 2008 – by: planisphere
La Mesa Watershed in Fairview, Quezon City is the primary source of drinking water of about 12 million Metro Manila residents. La Mesa Watershed is 2700 hectares, 700 hectares of which is the reservoir and 2000 hectares of which is the surrounding forest. This forest is the last remaining one of its size in Metro Manila and serves as its carbon dioxide sink. La Mesa Watershed, therefore, is vital to the city, not only because it is a primary source of drinking water, but also because its forest functions as the lungs of Metro Manila, providing it with clean air.
Activities are plenty if you plan to do camping there, there's a salt water swimming pool, a mini golf, a fitness and biking trail and a lagoon. But if you just want to do some sightseeing, there's nothing much to see except for the lush forest, the not-so impressive orchid garden and butterfly hatchery. Also, a hike to the edge of the dam would give a good glimpse of the reservoir but no picture taking is allowed. I think this is for security purposes or maybe it's just another case of paranoia normal to the daily life in Manila. :)
Though a visit to this park is, well, still worth it. This is not for people who wants party and booze. This is for people wanting some quality solitude.
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