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Bud Bongao is a sacred mountain that rises 314 meters above sea level in Tawi-Tawi, Philippines. It is considered as the holy mountain of Tawi-Tawi, as it is a place of worship and pilgrimage for Muslims and Christians alike. It is also a natural park that hosts a variety of flora and fauna, such as monkeys, birds, butterflies, and orchids.

The mountain is believed to have mystical powers and healing properties. According to legend, the mountain was once a volcano that erupted and formed the island of Tawi-Tawi. The mountain was then blessed by the Prophet Muhammad, who sent his four companions to spread Islam in the region. The companions built a mosque on the mountain and buried a sacred relic inside it. The mosque is still standing today and is one of the oldest in the country.

The mountain is also a popular tourist destination, as it offers a stunning view of the Celebes Sea and the surrounding islands. The mountain has a trail that leads to the summit, where visitors can see the mosque and the relic. Along the way, visitors can encounter friendly monkeys that are fed by the locals. The mountain also has a forest that is home to various species of plants and animals, some of which are endemic to Tawi-Tawi.

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