Kawasan Falls is located in Badian town of Cebu, Philippines.


Philippines orders closure of famous Kawasan Falls

The Philippines has ordered the temporary closure of the famous Kawasan Falls in Cebu over safety concerns.

Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia ordered the closure of Kawasan Falls pending an operation to clear the area of hazardous debris and abandoned structures, including a dam with protruding metal rods.

Garcia said there are debris from structures destroyed by a recent typhoon, as well as abandoned structures near the Matutinao River and at the falls that pose danger to tourists.

Canyoneering activities in the area are also suspended pending clearing operations of Matutinao River, which runs through Kawasan.

The Kawasan Falls will now fall under direct administration of the provincial government. New safety protocols are expected to be announced.

Kawasan Falls is a multi-layer waterfall system surrounded by jungle in the Badian town of Cebu province that has drawn thousands of local and international travelers over the years. Kawasan Falls was named by London-based travel vlogger Amanda OBrien as one of the 31 “most beautiful waterfalls in the world.” ICA/Expat Media

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