Playing Tourist at Canding River | Kanding River - San Clemente, Tarlac

It was summer when we visited our friend in Camiling, Tarlac. We got bored and asked Kuya Willie if there's a river where we can swim and have a picnic. He said he heard about Canding River before but not sure of its location. His cousin heard our conversation and exclaimed: "I know about Canding River." We looked at him and asked different questions at the same time!

Canding River in Tarlac
Canding River
We found out that the Canding River is located in a nearby town - San Clemente in Barangay Maasin. The planned swimming spread immediately and almost of the neighborhood wanted to join the fun. We rented a jeepney for Php 2,000 for the day tour. We brought our cooked lunch and snacks. The passenger jeepney was full when we set off at 10:30 in the morning.

Rice Fields in San Clemente Tarlac
The mountains of San Clemente Tarlac
From Camiling Public Market, we took the Tarlac Pangasinan Road going to San Clemente. The jeepney then turned left for Barangay Maasin. The road was partially asphalted and there are times when you needed to cover your nose not to inhale dirt. We passed the Barangay Hall of Maasin as an indication that we are close to the River.

Maasin San Clemente Tarlac
The asphalted road to Canding
Maasin Barangay Hall
Maasin Barangay Hall indicates that we are close to our destination
Canding River rough road
The country road
Ipil Ipil Trees along the road
The Ipil Ipil Trees support the road from erosion
We reached the river approximately after an hour. Everyone thought of eating first before swimming.

Canding River Picnic
Photo Opp while having lunch.
After lunch, the group rested a bit. Some slept under tree shades and some preferred to swim. There were locals who joined and befriended us. They mentioned about a waterfall 45 minutes to an hour away. If we only knew there was a waterfall, we should have gone there immediately after having our lunch. We did ask the kids on how to get there and decided to visit Canding Falls the soonest.

Canding River swimming
Sister Grace, Annie, and Aunt Totsie.
Canding River fun
Kids enjoying the waters of Canding River
Summer Escapade in Tarlac
Our simple summer escapade
We left Canding River at 4:00 PM hoping to come back in Barangay Maasin to see the Canding Falls.

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