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

These are the most well-preserved and interesting Ibaloi mummies that you can see in the area but unfortunately the caves have been closed since 2016. Specialists are working on how to better preserve the quickly de…
Top Choice Cave in Tuguegarao

Callao Cave

The most accessible part of the area's immense 25km limestone cave complex is the seven-chambered Callao Cave. The cave is reached by 184 slippery steps. Several sinkholes illuminate the cavernous chambers, the larg…
Top Choice Museum in Baguio

BenCab Museum

This superb museum dedicated to the life, times and work of artist Benedicto Reyes Cabrera (BenCab) is as fascinating as the man himself. The gallery is a mix of high glass panes that slant light into modern art col…
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 while others are only a few years old. Most are high up the sheer rock face, leading you to wonder how this was origin…
Top Choice Church in Laoag

Paoay Church

Nineteen kilometres southwest of Laoag is North Luzon’s most famous church. Unesco World Heritage–listed Paoay Church was built in classic earthquake-baroque style, with a towering belfry and massive brick reinforce…
Top Choice Museum in Bontoc

Bontoc Museum

At this wonderful museum, powerful black-and-white photos are interspersed with indigenous art, representing each of the region’s main tribes. You may spot Kalinga headhunter axes, gansa (gong) handles made with hum…
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, fertility carvings and smoked human skulls att…
Top Choice Museum in Baguio

St Louis University Museum

This campus museum 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 weapons, funereal artefacts, tribal c…
Cave in Sagada

Lumiang Burial Cave

Lumiang Burial Cave is a 10- to 15-minute walk south of the main village, towards Ambasing, well signposted along the left-hand fork in the road. Steep steps lead down to an enormous, lichen-furred cave where more t…