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The Bontoc Museum

I've been going home to Bontoc, Mountain Province for years already and most of the time we go there during Holy Week. I've always wanted to visit the Bontoc Museum but I end up not visiting it again and again because they're closed during Holy Week. So imagine my amazement and (hidden) excitement when I FINALLY got the chance to visit it. Arvic was with me too so it made it extra fun of course. Another first for both of us. :) Yay!

Welcome to....




The Bontoc Musuem!









Entrance fee costs P50.00 only. The musuem has two parts.. the inside musuem and the outside one. Picture taking in the 'inside museum' is not allowed. There you'll be taken back in time with glimpses of the early days of the tribes from Sagada, Ifugao and Bontoc. :) Yes.. there are even pictures of the headhunting days. There are lots of photos of the tribes before and after the colonization. Really interesting. :)



So off we go to the outside musuem. Here, there are actual Nipa huts wherein you can see the way of living of the tribesmen. Really really really interesting. Enjoy the pics.. :)





The Tool Shed....









The Death Chair...







Typical Bontoc House...













The Rice Granary, Alongan (Coffin) and the Ulog (sleeping place for young ladies).









And the rest of the pics... :)












CARPE DIEM!
I'm out.

Comments

witsandnuts said…
I'm fond of visiting museums. I hope to visit this someday. That coffin looks very historical.
Rico said…
Great tour! Kulit ng second pic!
You know pangarap namin makarating sa Mountain Province and Sagada.
Anonymous said…
Wow, ganda naman. Hope I can get to visit this museum real soon. Tagal ko nang gustong pumunta sa part na yan ng Pilipinas. :-)

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