Lake Sebu, South Cotabato: The Famous Seven Falls’ Zipline
We define adventures differently. If gliding a hundred kilometers per hour while suspended on a cable elevated approximately 600 feet above ground feed your appetite for adventure, then Lake Sebu’s Seven Falls’ zip line will serve you just right.
But I had a different idea. I love to feel the ground tremble from waterfalls’ plunging might, hear the gorges echo its thunderous roar, sense the invisible force that pushes you back. It’s a humbling experience that reminds us of our place in this planet, our roles as rational creatures on this earth.
I had a different idea. I love walking. Walking from the 1st waterfalls to the 7th gave me ample time to stop, anytime I want, and appreciate the astonishing scenery and the silence of the forest. Taking my time to experience the flora and fauna somehow connected me, spiritually, to nature even for just a brief moment.
Someone, who has a different idea as well, asked me, “You didn’t try Lake Sebu’s zip line, the highest in Southeast Asia? That’s too bad.”
Here’s my unremarkable two cents about zip lines:
I’m not against it. I’m somehow against the idea of installing man-made attractions as quick solutions to draw crowds in, and probably for an easy buck. I’m not talking about Lake Sebu’s zip line alone, but in many beautiful Philippine destinations in general. Adding artificial entertainments to naturally gorgeous attractions takes away a part of the big picture. Ironic, isn’t it?
Is raw beauty not enough?
I was in Sagada about 2 weeks ago. Walking back to town from Sumaguing Cave, I heard a fellow tourist telling her guide that maybe the local tourism should add zip lines to Sagada’s variety of adventures. Really? Sayang, ate. Chicks ka pa naman.
But then again, we define adventures differently – it’s your call, it’s your money, it’s your adventure. I won’t hold you back from ziplining nor ask zip line makers to stop making ziplines.
I believe there are right places for these kinds of attractions. Lake Sebu’s 7 Falls happens to be not one of them. In my opinion, it’s simply beautiful as it is.
Don’t get me started with videoke’s.
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