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“By gum, they must have been fit!”
Review of Tam-Awan Village

Tam-Awan Village
Ranked #9 of 67 things to do in Baguio
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New South Wales, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“By gum, they must have been fit!”
Reviewed April 9, 2014

A small representational village built on the side of a mountain, with little room to swing a cat. Gives a glimpse of native life in the past, with a small gallery, art class area and native dancers, and lots and lots of steep steps leading up to the various huts and relaxation points. Good to visit.

Visited April 2014
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“I was expecting a village with sculptors...it was a garden instead.”
Reviewed April 5, 2014

I was expecting a village with sculptors...it was a garden instead.
I like the painting they have in the cafe and 1 ifugao house model.


It is a challenging hike for older people.

Visited March 2014
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Philippines
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64 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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“A good vantage point when in Baguio”
Reviewed March 27, 2014

The Tam-awan Village is located at Pinsao Proper. Getting there is easy if you just ride the taxi but can also be reached via public transportation. There are jeeps plying the route. This is a model village of Ifugao houses in Baguio. The Foundation who built this wanted to show the people who haven't travelled to Cordillera region how the Ifugaos live then and now. They transported Ifugao huts and Kalinga houses and reconstructed and designed them in a traditional Cordillera Village. What is amazing in the structure is that it was built without nails or hardware but strong enough that it can last several generations. The houses are named after the areas where they come from. You pay an entrance fee: P50-adult, P30-student/senior citizen, P20-kid. Free entrance for tour guides and taxi drivers. Visiting the place is an experience in itself. You can rent out the huts to have a total Kalinga/Ifugao experience. The village gives you a sneak peek of the Cordillera life. The climb is long and steep and slippery when wet so make sure to hold on tight and use sturdy slippers or shoes. When you get to the top, you will be rewarded with a cold breeze and the breathtaking view of Baguio and the nearby province. There are also local handicrafts and knick-knacks at the information center and a restaurant. You can also have a portrait of you and your family and friends. Sometimes they do cultural shows and exhibits. I recommend you visit it in the morning. It's just more pleasant to climb in the morning. It's worth a visit to appreciate the culture of one of the indigenous ethnic groups of the Philippines.

Visited March 2014
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Las Pinas, Philippines
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8 attraction reviews
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“Amazing!”
Reviewed March 20, 2014

I liked how they were able to squeeze in a couple of attractions/scenery in a such a small space..very educational!
Reminded me of our trip to Kalinga..

Visited March 2014
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Kaiserslautern, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
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“garden in the sky...”
Reviewed February 5, 2014

get ready for some native igorot culture shock, coz this place will choke you and possibly in disbelief and somewhat disarray in finding out that some of our ancestors live the way of life before the spaniards came. just make sure you wear a good pair of "non-slippery" shoes, because otherwise, you will slip and slide.

Visited December 2013
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