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Bontoc Village Museum


Bontoc Village Museum (Bontoc) is located within the Catholic Sister's Convent and Saint Vincent's Elementary School. Sister Basil Gekiere, ICM, founded it.

by Jhaypee Guia on July 18, 2012
Bontoc Village Museum

Bontoc Village Museum (Bontoc) is located within the Catholic Sister's Convent and Saint Vincent's Elementary School. Sister Basil Gekiere, ICM, founded it. It features a range of artifacts crafted by the Igorots for domestic purposes, to be used for traditional celebrations or practices. Inside the museum, one could appreciate the distinct richness of the Igorot's way of life. Beside the museum building is a model of the traditional Bontoc village, which highlights some of the various aspects of the Bontoc material culture.

Backstrap and Loom Weaving Houses

Loom weaving is done in Sabangan and Sagada. Samoki, a village in Bontoc specialize in backstrap weaving. Various colorful woven materials like knapsacks, placemats, bags, and purses, among other products.

Accommodations

  • Alabama Hotel & Restaurant
  • Archog Hotel & Restaurant
  • Bontoc Hotel & Restaurant
  • Episcopal Diocese of Northern Philippines
  • Churya-a Hotel & Restaurant
  • Linda's Guest House
  • Mountain Hotel and Restaurant
  • Daisy Pomay-o
  • Pines Kitchenette & Inn (Pension)
  • Ridgebrook Hotel
  • Tcchayapan Hotel
  • Zander's Cafe & Hotel

Accessibility

From Manila, ride a bus that ply routes to Manila-Banaue-Bontoc-Sagada. There are buses that end the trips in Bontoc - the capital town of Mt. Province - and there are also buses that trips end in Banaue. From there, you can ride a jeep going to Bontoc.

Bus lines that have trips going to the province:

  • Cable Tours (E. Rodriguez Sr. Boulevard, Manila)
  • Autobus Transport (Sampaloc, Manila)
  • Florida Transport (España, Manila)

Jeepneys are available as a mode of transportation around the province.

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