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Mount Arayat

Mount Arayat

Located at the municipality of Arayat, Pampanga, Luzon Island, Philippines, Mount Arayat is an extinct volcano. The Mount Arayat can be viewed from the SCTEX. There is no recorded eruption of the volcano and its last activity probably dates to the Holocene era.

There is a folklore that it is considered a mystical mountain, the legendary home of Sinukuan or the Fairy known as diwata Mariang Sinukuan but in ancient Kapampangan as well as the research known to have been gathered by Henry Otley Beyer, it was and is the abode of Apung Sinukuan, rival of Namalyari of Mount Pinatubo, who is in varying versions, the son of Cargon Cargon who was mortally wounded in a fight with a giant from the Zambales Mountain Range which is said to be the home of Apu Namalyari.

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