The hobbit loves legends, and this lake has one to tell….

It was told that the lakes of Pandin and Yambo were named after two lovers. According to the legend, a beautiful woman named Pandin was cursed not to step on the earth, otherwise, something terrible would befall her. Yambo, her ardent lover, didn’t know about the curse and had made her step on earth, after which there was a terrible noise followed by the cracking grumble of the earth. A heavy downpour eventually converted the area where the lovers were on into twin lakes separated from each other by a bare strip of land.

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ArisMape

ArisMape is a travel insider at ABS-CBN's Choose Philippines. He loves orange, halo-halo, and PowerPoint, and hates beef, slow internet, and long taxi lines. His pastime is watching people watch other people. He swears on the power of smartphone. His half-life? Thirty.