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Wawa Dam, Calabarzon Region

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Wawa Dam is a gravity dam constructed over the Marikina River in the municipality of Rodriguez in Rizal province, Philippines. The slightly arched dam is situated in the 360m high Montalban Gorge or Wawa Gorge, a water gap in the Sierra Madre Mountains, east of Manila. It was built in 1909 during the American colonial era to provide the water needs for Manila. It used to be the only source of water for Manila until Angat Dam was built and Wawa was abandoned. Due to insufficiency of water supply for Metro Manila, there was a strong clamor to reuse the dam.
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  • Was beautiful and wonderful day trip nice an cool. Lots of food spots an very knowledgeable. When in Manila its well worth the trip  more »
  • The myth about Bernardo Carpio brought me here, trapped between two rocks or the two mountains. Perfect for quick rides just a few minutes away from Manila. Been here three times and I still love this...  more »
  • So this is not my first time here as I write this review.. It all started when I was in college way back 2012, it was our photography project where we need to have to take a good shot of nature anywhe...  more »
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  • Went there checking the place out for a film shoot. The part near the entrance isn't well-maintained at all. In fact, some areas don't smell... clean. The cave was closed due to vandalism. Karaoke is always noisy and really destroys any peace and quiet you may want to have. But walking much farther along upstream, the place gets cleaner and less crowded. Quite far from the dam itself but farther upstream is when nature really gets to speak for itself. The water gets better there too. Restrooms are blech; bring a lot of alcohol.
  • Went here after running just to check the place out. It's a quick getaway from the city. They have balsa for rent. You can eat and have a dip in the dam. Good for family and barkada bonding.
  • No clean places to change. Make sure to haggle with the hut owners for the best price. Good for day trips
  • The dam built in 1909 by the Americans at this gorge in the Sierra Madre mountains in Rodriguez and surrounding areas are not well-maintained despite its historical significance (used as hideout of Filipino revolutionaries in 1898 and the retreating Japanese during WW2). Excellent site for rock climbing and adventure.
  • The place looks nice but the water is dirty and not advisable to swim..lack of maintenance
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