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Balangay Shrine Museum

5 Kilometers From the City Proper, Butuan, Mindanao, Philippines
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Wayback to our ancestors

This place will prove the line "in the beginning there was no Philippines but there was Butuan. You... read more

Reviewed April 1, 2018
pikotski
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Butuan, Philippines
A great way to know a bit of our own history

We have very few artifacts about the pre-history of the Philippines ... some neolithic human bones... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2017
CzarEmmanuel
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Manila, Philippines
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5 Kilometers From the City Proper, Butuan, Mindanao, Philippines
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

This place will prove the line "in the beginning there was no Philippines but there was Butuan. You will see the old artifacts that was used before as there way of living, the beautiful plates and utensils which was traded from china was discovered. The...More

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Reviewed August 20, 2017

We have very few artifacts about the pre-history of the Philippines ... some neolithic human bones, potsherds, instruments made of stone, and so forth. Most of our documentation dates back only to the 16th century, with the coming of the Spaniards to our land. And...More

1  Thank CzarEmmanuel
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Reviewed February 6, 2017 via mobile

Visit this out of the way attraction by hiring one of the tricycles parked along the street beside the PNP Hospital (across the Libertad Fruit Vendors Association market). There is a sign which says "Barangay Ambago" at the corner of this street and the main...More

1  Thank peggyapl
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Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

Old artifacts of the past and how the people lived at those early times. You will see earthen pots, the old boat transportation called " balangay" was displayed and some gold jewelries and others inside the museum nearby or across the city hall offices.

Thank Imelda D
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Reviewed January 5, 2017

We spent about 10 minutes here. It was interesting to see the boat relics and the hole in the ground where the boats were found. We did all the museums in a day. It was fun but wished there was more to see.

Thank Tronica
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Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

Showcase of the early balangay boat which proves that there was already trade even before butuan was established. You will see an authentic balangay boat and old coffins that were excavated. If you want heritage and history, this is a "must-go-to" place. No entrance fees...More

Thank Ajie A
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Reviewed October 4, 2016

Balangay Shrine Museum is a one-story building that serves as a unit of the National Museum. It is located in Barangay Libertad and it houses the remnants of Seagoing Outrigger Boat or Balangay. The former is used by a community of settlers to go from...More

Thank Travel Eat Pina... T
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Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

It's a 15-minute or so ride to this area. It's the way to the airport actually. Only go if you are indeed interested in seeing the oldest watercraft which was dug on the very spot it is being displayed. It has really few things to...More

Thank Merie C
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Reviewed June 24, 2016

It's a small open-door museum with amazing archeological artifacts and items! More historical information and overview boards could be presented, and more presentable layout of the excavation process. But the onsite guide the place is awesome!

Thank Nikolai B
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Reviewed May 14, 2016

Butuan is not much of a travel destination per se, but make your visit worthwhile by visiting its classic tourist spots. The Balangay Shrine is evidence of where it all began for us Filipinos, when our ancestors rode these amazing wooden boats across the seas...More

Thank Trittle L
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