Our next site to visit for our Baguio Tour is the Tam-awan Village. Its an art and culture site that occupies one side of the mountain. Its like a museum of traditional houses of Ifugao and Igorot, it’s the actual house where you can also rent for a staycation. There’s an art gallery, small restaurant and a trail where you can trek the side of the mountain going to the peak where you can watch the golden sunset.
I tried to join the trek but I decided to sit down in one of the traditional Ifugao house, I was so tired and got no energy left.
We ate some snacks in the Tam Awan Village restaurant, I finally! I tasted the popular PINIKPIKAN dish, its like a chicken tinola and small mix of dinuguan. But the preparation of this Pinikpikan is very barbaric. It’s the traditional and old way of beating the chicken until it bleeds and then cook it in Benguet style ala tinola.
Btw, bring your jacket
there are times that a fog embraced the entire mountain
Here’s the entrance fee to Tam-Awan Village
PHP 50 – adult
PHP 30 – senior and students
PHP 20 – kids
We spotted that some art deco are not yet finished. The local art group are still renovating the entire area and adding more artworks in the walls of this art village.
The lizard is one of the important totem or image here in Benguet.
I spotted a French guy here that cooks yummy crepes.
I want to order one, but there a long line of order and you have to wait for you turn. The French guy is very chatty and funny to talk with.
I also spotted the cast of Tropang Potchi taping an episode here in Tam-Awan village
me and my son watches their show every weekend in GMA 7
Live art sketching
An Ifugao house that you can rent for your staycation.
I got tired climbing up the mountain
here’s my resting place in one of the Ifugao house on top of the mountain
Inside the restaurant of Tam-awan village
The restaurant is also an art gallery, all artworks are for sale.
but take note ha.. taking photos of the artworks are not allowed.
Here’s my ninja photo in the works
I took this angle just to show you the beauty of the restaurant.
Here’s our merienda
And some club house sandwich
Raffy having a chat with one of the cultural dancer here in Tam Awan Village