An 87-foot waterfall hides inside a dense virgin rainforest, its waters cascading down to a natural basin before pouring out into the river. Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte might be known for its beaches, but just a couple of kilometers from the national highway, a relaxed, 30-minute trek through verdant landscapes will reward visitors with the refreshing spray of Kabigan Falls, which can roar during the wet season.
Recorded using Ambisonics, this 360-degree immersive sound video captures audio in a 360- degree sphere from the position of the microphone. For best listening results, put on a pair of open back headphones, but any headphones or even earbuds will work.
The Philippine Department of Tourism invites you to go on an ambient sound trip and experience a destination through the distinct sounds that can be heard when all is quiet. When we travel, we go “sightseeing,” but it is with our ears that we hear and sense things all around us. This is the second in a series of videos that explores the natural sounds of a place, allowing viewers to tune into nature and be fully present in the moment.