Attractions

Top Choice Historic Site in Vigan

Mestizo District

The Mestizo District, or Kasanglayan ('where the Chinese live'), is a grid of streets hemmed in between Plaza Burgos and Liberation Blvd and bisected by the beautifully preserved Crisologo St. You can wander in a da…
Top Choice Cave in Kabayan

Timbac Caves

The best-preserved Ibaloi mummies are found in the Timbac Caves. Located about 1200m above Kabayan proper, these are Kabayan’s most sacred caves, and locals customarily make offerings of gin before entering them. Th…
Top Choice Cave in Tuguegarao

Callao Cave

The most accessible part of the immense limestone cave complex is the seven-chambered Callao Cave. Callao Cave is reached by walking up 184 slippery steps. Several sinkholes illuminate the cavernous chambers, the la…
Top Choice Museum in Baguio

BenCab Museum

This superb museum dedicated to the life, times and work of Benedicto Reyes Cabrera (BenCab) is as fascinating as the man who is its subject. The gallery is a mix of high glass panes slanting light into modern art c…
Top Choice Historic Site in Sagada

Echo Valley Hanging Coffins

Sagada's most popular attractions are the hanging coffins of Echo Valley: some are centuries old, others were put there recently. Most are high up the sheer rock face, leading you to wonder how it was originally don…
Top Choice Museum in Bontoc

Bontoc Museum

At this wonderful museum, powerful black-and-white photos and indigenous music accompany the exhibits – one for each of the region’s main tribes. You may spot Kalinga headhunter axes, gansa (gong) handles made with …
Top Choice Museum in Baguio

St Louis University Museum

This museum in the campus library is run by Isekias 'Ike' Picpican, one of the country’s foremost authorities on the history and culture of the Cordillera people. You can spend hours examining the scores of weapons,…
Top Choice Museum in Banaue

Museum of Cordillera Sculpture

This museum showcases a collection of Ifugao woodcarvings, and what a collection it is! Ritual objects and antique bulol line the vast hall, among displays of weaponry, fertiltiy carvings and smoked human skulls att…
Area in Baguio

Camp John Hay

A Japanese internment camp for Allied prisoners of war, and then a US military rest-and-recreation facility, 246-hectare Camp John Hay has been reinvented as a mountain resort with restaurants, hotels, shops, a fant…
Crypt in Laoag

Marcos Mausoleum

The embalmed body of Ferdinand Marcos (1917–89) is laid out on a mattress and lit by floodlights in an otherwise dark sepulchre at the Marcos Museum & Mausoleum. Full creepiness is achieved by eerie choral music…