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Oct 26, 2012

How to Go to Ambuklao Dam, Bokod, Benguet

Map on going to Ambuklao Dam from the city of Baguio.
How to go to the Ambuklao Dam spillway in Bokod, Benguet from Baguio City:

Via Private Vehicle

1. From Baguio City, follow the road that goes to Pacdal Circle (from downtown, you will pass through Leonard Wood Road, the same road that goes to Botanical Garden).  Exit to Pacdal Road (the one beside Gibraltar and Siapno roads) and eventually connects to Ambuklao Road.



Take Pacdal Road when you go to Ambuklao Dam
2. Drive through Ambuklao Road until you reach the bridge that separates the way to either Bokod or Ambuklao. You can head straight to “Ambuklao”. The road will loop to the Ambuklao spillway.


Ambuklao Dam Map
*You can also go to “Bokod” and you will pass the Ambuklao View Deck where there is a good view of the dam. To go to the spillway, your marker is the waiting shed before a very sharp curve, drive down the road and head to the spillway.

**Travel time from Baguio to Ambuklao Dam is approximately 1.5 hours.

Via Commute

For adventurers who want to visit Ambuklao Dam via commute, in Baguio City, go to Dangwa Terminal. Dangwa Terminal is at the back of Baguio Center Mall along Magsaysay Road.




Van terminal in Baguio City (Baguio map)
Ambuklao, Bokod, Benguet
*You can walk the way to the back of Baguio Center Mall when you are at the foot of lower Session Road (marker is the Maharlika Livelihood Complex).

When you are already at the back of BCM, look for the van that is bound to either Solano or Bayombong in Nueva Vizcaya. Facing LizardoTrans terminal, the van terminal is in your right side.

Tell the driver to drop you off to waiting shed near the Ambuklao spillway. Or just simply tell him “spillway”. Regular short trip fare of P100. Travel time: 1-1.5 hours.



Ambuklao spillway map
*You can opt for bus for P60 but it takes 2 hours to take you there.

On going back, just wait for either bus or van when you are in the waiting shed. Vehicles driving Ambuklao Road are very rare so expect to wait for an hour or two if you are not lucky to catch any of them. Fare of van to Baguio from Ambuklao is now only P50. Bus is P60.

*Fares as of October 2012.

Part 3 of Lost in Ambuklao! (A Benguet Dam Story)

Lost in Ambuklao! (A Benguet Dam Story) Travel Series:
Part 3: How to Go to Ambuklao Dam, Bokod, Benguet

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