Amburayan River is a river in the northeastern portion of island of Luzon in the Philippines. It originates from the Cordillera mountains and traverses the provinces of Benguet, La Union, and Ilocos Sur. With a total length of 96 km (60 mi) where it empties into the South China Sea.
|• location||Mount Osdung Kibungan, Benguet|
|• elevation||8,586 ft (2,617 m)|
|Mouth||South China Sea|
|0 m (0 ft)|
|Length||96 km (60 mi)|
|Basin size||1,319 km2 (509 sq mi)|
|• right||Bakun River|
Source and courseEdit
The river's headwaters are a confluence of smaller creeks along the south of barangay Lubo, in Kibungan. Several other tributary creeks merge with the river as it flows along Atok and Kapangan. It then flows along the Sugpon–San Gabriel boundary, the Sugpon–Santol boundary, the Sugpon–Sudipen boundary, the Sudipen–Alilem boundary, the Sudipen–Tagudin boundary, and finally at the Tagudin–Bangar boundary, where its river mouth is located.
In the Ilocano epic, Biag ni Lam-ang, the hero Lam-ang came to bathe in the Amburayan, as he was soaked in dirt and blood after a battle with headhunters. Assisted by maidens from a nearby village, he shed the dirt and blood which polluted the river and killed the fish and other animals in the water.
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