[BAGUIO, BENGUET, PHILIPPINES] ▬ The modern world is selfish. It reinvented itself vanquishing the power of the distant past. Modern individuals have lived a life the contemporary age wanted them to be. The old is gone. The new has come. Remains of the past struggle to squeeze in the shrinking space dominated by the present; some are reserved for the future.
[BAGUIO] ▬ TAM-AWAN VILLAGE: GARDEN IN THE SKY
[TUBA] ▬ BenCab Museum: History, Arts and Culture
TEASER ► ...everywhere is a learning realm. Everywhere is an answer if you have questions. Everywhere is a definition if you look for meanings.
Tam-awan village allows everyone to experience the past especially the Cordilleran way of life. To be able to appreciate how the Igorots used to live in the mountains of CORDILLERA
CORDILLERA ADMINISTRATIVE REGION, you need to be interested of their culture, otherwise, it is a plain village with huts.
[BAGUIO] ▬ TAM-AWAN VILLAGE: GARDEN IN THE SKY
[BAGUIO] ▬ ENTRANCE TO TAM-AWAN VILLAGE
[BAGUIO] ▬ VISITORS CLIMBED THE WALL FOR THIS PHOTO OPP.
[BAGUIO] ▬ SCULPTURE CARVED ON THE WALL
Two (2) bulol sculpture are placed beside the entrance gate made of heaps of bamboos with signage that is prominently yellow.
LIKE ANY OTHER PRIVATELY-RUN TOURIST ATTRACTIONS, TAM-AWAN village also needs to become self-sufficient, hence, the entrance fee. For the entrance fee, see the photo below.
[BAGUIO] ▬ ENTRANCE FEE RATE
This village opens at 8:00 AM and closes at 6:00 PM.
KALINGAhuts are located.
This village is the best relief Chanum Foundation could provide to people who want to see an authentic and traditional Cordillera village but cannot travel far to the remote Cordillera villages. Chanum Foundation initially started the reconstruction of three (3) Ifugao huts that were transported all the way from Bangaan, Ifugao.
The village also has two (2) huts from the province of Kalinga, particularly from BUGNAY
[TINGLAYAN] ▬ Bugnay Rice Terraces and that Lucky Village in Kalinga
TEASER ► The Kalinga prima facie evidence in terms of beauty should not be a subject for debate because if I were to be the judge, the evidence is too strong for further argument.
and Loccong—tribal villages located in the town of #TINGLAYAN
. Tam-awan uses the word "Luccong" in one of their Kalinga huts. The village of Loccong though is spelled with the 'O". The Luccong hut is the most unique among all the huts because it is octagonal in shape. Tam-awan's Luccong hut is one of the three remaining of its kind in the Philippines today. It is also called binayon.
[BAGUIO] ▬ A WOMAN GOES DOWN FROM THE LUCCONG HUT (BINAYON)
The huts were reconstructed using the original materials like pinewood. The cogon roofing is a recent addition. The original Cordilleran huts were constructed using materials from their environment that they can utilize, hence, the huts have no nails and the wood hand-hewn.
[BAGUIO] ▬ GONGS HANGING UNDER THE COGON ROOFING
[BAGUIO] ▬ A BUNCH OF RICE HUNG UPSIDE DOWN
[BAGUIO] ▬ BUGNAY HUT FROM KALINGA SERVES AS AN ART GALLERY.
ONE OF THE REASONS WHY TAM-AWAN VILLAGE was founded is to give the Cordilleran artists and art-lovers a place they can call home.
This village has a huge collection of artworks from indigenous to contemporary. Bulol sculpture, an icon of the Cordilleran mountain culture is very present. Modern artworks are also displayed in Bugnay Hut that serves as an art gallery.
Art exhibits are often done in this village featuring the most promising artists of their generation. Tam-awan also holds the Tam-awan International Arts Festival.
[BAGUIO] ▬ A ROW OF ARTWORKS
[BAGUIO] ▬ ARTWORKS AT MY BACK
[BAGUIO] ▬ BULLHEAD AND A PAINTING
[BAGUIO] ▬ SCREEN GRAB FROM YOUTUBE
- P300 extra bed
- P350/pax for a group of 10 or more
- P200/pax for a group of 10 - Picnic Fee (9 AM to 6 PM), entrance excluded
- P120/pax for a group of 10 - Bonfire Fee (6 PM to 11 PM), entrance excluded
- P500/hut - rent of hut without bedding
- P8000/day - Function Fee for a maximum of 40 pax
- P5000 - Cultural Show (requires prior booking)
[BAGUIO] ▬ INSIDE THE RESTAURANT IN TAM-AWAN
[BAGUIO] ▬ STRAWBERRY TAHO SYRUP
[BAGUIO] ▬ A CUP OF STRAWBERRY TAHO
For strawberry taho lovers, I found out that there are vendors inside the village premises so I bought one. The taho vendors aren't part of the café though.
INDEX: INSIDE THIS BLOG SERIES
[UP NEXT] ▬ TREE TOP ADVENTURE.
[BAGUIO] ► VIP Treatment Vacation the Azalea Way
TEASER ▬ Inside the room, I felt like I'm a VIP again. This is probably one of the best rooms in Azalea. I felt privileged. This staycation kicks ass.
| Part 2
[BAGUIO] ► Ilocano Food Reigns at Kalapaw Restaurant
TEASER ▬ This restaurant highlights the Ilocos heritage and culture in spite of the fact that it's located in Baguio City.
| Part 3
[BAGUIO] ► Night Market at Harrison Road: What to See and Expect?
TEASER ▬ The foot traffic is huge. Merchants shout to encourage passersby to purchase their products. But some are just hawkers.
| Part 4
[LA TRINIDAD] ► 5 Interdependent Worlds in Strawberry Farm
TEASER ▬ I know they need something that's why they need to do something. You see great hope in their eyes.
| Part 5
[LA TRINIDAD] ► Bahong Flower Farm: Rose Capital of the Philippines
TEASER ▬ ...they will transform into beautiful, fully-bloomed flowers and that will be the end of their life because they will be cut and head straight to the flower shop.
| Part 6
[LA TRINIDAD] ► Jewel Igorot Restaurant: Non-Igorots Should Eat Here!
TEASER ▬ Say anything you want to say and this cool restaurant along the main road in La Trinidad will still find its way to become superior.
| Part 7
[LA TRINIDAD] ► Jewel Igorot Museum and the Maid-to-Millionaire Story
TEASER ▬ Greatness does not only come from huge quantities and fat funds. My conviction is something is already great when you are able to put up that something from scratch with a purpose to educate and inspire.
| Part 8
[BAGUIO] ► Discovering More of Baguio the Amazing Race Way
TEASER ▬ We've explored the city under time pressure yet we were awed by these destinations that are truly timeless.
| Part 9
[BAGUIO] ► 2600 Gastropub: When Zip Code Turns Into Night Life
TEASER ▬ Then, the playlist went on and it made me wild, almost shedding tears, remembering the good old days in favor of nostalgia.
| Part 10
[TUBA] ► BenCab Museum: History, Arts and Culture
TEASER ▬ ...everywhere is a learning realm. Everywhere is an answer if you have questions. Everywhere is a definition if you look for meanings.
Part 11 | Part 12
[BAGUIO] ► Tree Top Adventure: What to Expect? + Things You Must Know
TEASER ▬ The facilities are well-engineered—truly a work of the experts. Pine trees are part of the activities and they claim that no tree was harmed.
| Part 13
[BAGUIO] ► Azalea Residences Hotel Review: My Experiences in Details
TEASER ▬ The room where I stayed is even bigger than our house—complete with a kitchen, a dining area, a sala (with a couch and a twin bed) and another two rooms within the room. Swanky!
 This experience was made possible through Azalea Residences Hotel in Baguio City. I was invited to experience the Azalea hospitality.
 The following links were helpful to me while writing this article. References: 1 | 2 |
 All maps I used on this post are the works of Eugene Alvin Villar and Mike Gonzalez published on Wikipedia. Source: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
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