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Baguio: Tam-awan Village Sans Igorot Dance and Cultural Presentation
Literally meaning "viewpoint," Tam-awan Village is a re-construction of an Igorot village using authentic huts transported from various parts of the Cordilleras to serve as a haven of local artists. It is current managed by a consortium of artists named Chanum Foundation.
various Igorot huts visible from a viewpoint of Tam-awan Village the Alang of a typical Igorot village
Typical setup of traditional Igorot villages have the dap-ay, some sort of public gathering place for elders who are looked up as leaders of the village, various huts with various functions and the presence of the bul-ul, the rice granary deity guarding the harvests of the village (and currently used as the symbol of a local indie film festival)
Tam-awan Village Cafe and Crafts Shop two kids pose with weapons on display
two lady student doctors strike a fighting pose with spears and shields
Due to very limited time as it's already getting dark, Tutubi was only able to spend about 20 minutes at Tam-awan village where he saw no Igorots in tribal costumes and the cultural presentation held a few hours earlier featuring Igorot dances and native feasts.
This place deserves a second visit, probably more, for Tutubi in the future.
--- Tam-awan Village travel information
Tamawan Village Entrance Fee: P50.00 adults, P20.00 children
Cultural Presentations schedules at 2pm every Saturday where Igorots in native tribal costumes show off their rich heritage and traditions to curious tourists.
There are overnight accommodations offered at Tam-awan village with several huts are offered where foreigners are often the ones spending the night at the village. A popular choice is the fertility hut...you probably know why :P
No contact numbers of Tam-awan Village is posted at the gates, not even an official website. Should you have the telephone number, please leave a comment.
How to get to Tam-awan village:
From Baguio Plaza, look for jeepneys with signboard Tam-awan that can take you directly to the Igorot Village
photo cache, sorry, i didn't even enter the cafe. food and drinks but not sure. i only entered a hut where art works, mostly paintings are for sale, made by local artists. I'll definitely return there even for the cultural presentation
I love their rice wine. It's cheap yet the taste is very soothing... They have different kinds. Sadly, I wasn't able to bought everything. Bigat kasi. Pero may free taste naman e. hehehe! Next time you visit this place, don't miss it.
hello. i went there twice. the 1st visit was before the typhoon that hit baguio. i love the food they serve at the cafe... and the wines they sell also are great. The 2nd one was after the typhoon. I noticed that a lot changed. I like it more before the typhoon. here's the website of tam-awan village. http://tam-awanvillage.com/index.php. they have their contact no.here.
I hope any of you who who have been to tam-awan can help me. We are planning to drive to tam-awan village from baguio. How long will it take to get there and how long should we stay in the village? Any recommendations will be appreciated
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