Simply put,I never seen Baguio with this much soul.I know,I have long recognized the city with a unique culture and tradition but staying downtown during most of my stays made me think of Baguio as more of an urban area with a little traditional side .Last December though, we visited Bencab Museum along Asin Road and that's where my perception of the city started to shift.The latest addition being Tam-Awan Village cemented that transition.
Tam-awan village now has seven Ifugao huts and two Kalinga houses.The materials used were the original ones acquired.
The first thing you will notice upon entering Tam Awan Village would be the ALANG or rice granary.On the entrance of the Alang are BULOL STATUES (traditional wood carvings depicting rice gods) guarding it.
Have you heard of the TAM-AWAN International Arts Festival (TIAF)? They were on their third this year. Check the post here:http://www.pusangkalye.net/2012/05/3rd-tam-awan-international-arts.html
Manila Bloggers with the Cordillera Bloggers
This is here where you want to try PINIKPIKAN, Dayap Iced Tea or the Bengued Blend Brewed Coffee like we did.I will be talking about the food experience and the pinikpikan on my next post. Be sure to look for it :)
PS: It is interesting to note that Tam-Awan Village has a well organized and informative website.They even have the entire menu online!Galing! http://tam-awanvillage.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=70&Itemid=73
THE FERTILITY HUT
my wife near a fertility statue--shall I say,pregnant gnome? :)
CLIMBING THE SUNSET VIEW DECK
at the sunset view deck with Vince of the Cordillera Bloggers :)