Clear cool waters flows from the falls. The residents of some ten houses near the fall used the water for drinking, bathing and washing clothes. Tired and weary hunters cool off their bodies at noontime in this refreshing waterfalls.
Aurora blanca falls
THE AURORA BLANCA FALLS IS OFTEN DUBBED AS THE“PAGSANJAN FALLS’ OF THE SOUTH. IT IS 50 KM. FROM CATBALOGAN AND 22 KM. FROM THE TOWN PROPER OF GANDARA,SAMAR. CLEAR COOL WATERSFLOWS FROM THE FALLS. THE RESIDENTS OF SOME TEN HOUSES NEAR THE FALL USED THE WATER FOR DRINKING, BATHING AND WASHING CLOTHES. TIRED AND WEARY HUNTERS COOL OFF THEIR BODIES AT NOONTIME IN THIS REFRESHING WATER FALLS. TALL TREES GUIDE THE ENTRANCE OF THE FALLS BUTBENEATH THE COOL AND CLEAR WATER LIES THE STORY OF THE OF AN ILL-FATED LOVE AND BEHIND THE TOWERING TREES ARE MYSTERIOUS SOUND. The Aurora Blanca Falls
The legendOnce upon a time, The falls was simply known as Gandara, from the name of the town. It is said that one early morning, two enchanted sisters whose beauty is Greek-liked bathed in the falls. The morning which followed were routine for the sisters. But it didn’t take long before the Spaniards came upon the scene and wooed the sisters. Their continues meeting at the fallsblossomed into love. The four lovers could always be seen by the natives taking a bath at dawn every other day.
Falling out of Love Three months after their first meeting, new spreadthat two Spanish Romeos had married city girls. Thephysical absence of two Romeos seemed to verity the rumor. But the sisters continued to bathe in the river but with the birds as their companions. The birds would entertain the heart- broken sisters with their songs. Now and then the sisters would laugh aloud . But behind their smiling faces were wounds of love
One week later The news of the marriage of the Spanish playboys reachedthe town, the naked bodies of two women were seen floating on the falls. The bodies though were not recovered by the natives because they sank to the bottom of the falls. Two days after the death of the pretty sisters, mysterious trees began to grown around the falls.The native believe the trees are relatives guarding the bodies of the deceased sisters. Because of this belief the natives have spared the mysterious trees from kaingin destruction. Without perhaps the natives knowledge, the trees serves as watershed for the falls. No wonder the waters keep on flowing with regularity and abundance.
AURORA BLANCA FALLS OF SAMARSoon , the natives renamed the falls Gandara toAurora Blanca, in honor of the two enchantedsisters. Aurora Blanca which in Spanish, mean“Dawn” and “ White” respectively
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