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Balangay Shrine Museum

5 kilometers from the City proper, Butuan, Mindanao, Philippines
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Ranked #1 of 13 attractions in Butuan
Type: Museums
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Manila
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105 reviews 105 reviews
68 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

From the national highway of Libertad, Butuan City, it is about 20min travel. The road going to the shrine is not well-maintained, and super bumpy, not advisable to visit during rainy seasons or when it rain. When commuting, it is advised to haggle first with the trike bike drivers before proceeding to the area, and the driver should wait for... More

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Manila, Philippines
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

great knowledge of history. it was nice to see an actual balangay. very educational!

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Surigao City, Philippines
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2012

. . it was nice and very beautiful. . it has so many artifacts. . i cant wait to go back there so that i could see more of those. . .

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USA
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113 reviews 113 reviews
30 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

The quaint little museum is off the beaten path, but can easily be seen by renting a trike and combining a trip the Magellan's Landing. When I went it was a holiday, the Museum was closed but when the grounds keeper found out I had to leave Butuan the next day, he opened the museum for me. A nice display... More

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Iloilo City, Philippines
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

A must visit here,lots of things to do and see,food very good

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Mandaluyong, Philippines
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4 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

We stepped into the museum unceremoniously. It's so open, I don't remember seeing any doors, nor security guards. We just registered our names and off we went to the quaint shrine. The preserved balangays are inside sturdy glass encasings. The tour guide said that the stuff there were originally dug out from that very same site.

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Luzon, Philippines
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178 reviews 178 reviews
65 attraction reviews
413 helpful votes 413 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2010

This small museum is sevral kilometers east of downtown Butuan City where lays the resting ground of the Balangay 1 boat dated 320 A.D. The wooden boats measured an average of 15 meters in length which said to carry the first settlers of Butuan. To date, 9 Balangays have already been discovered in Ambangan, Libertad sites. The museum is just... More

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