November 12, 2013


Tam awan Village is one unique village that  lets every visitor have  a glimpse of Cordillera village life and admiring beautiful  art exhibits while on eco tour all in one place. This artists colony was developed by the Chanum Foundation.
To make the experience more indigenous, the village offers accommodation in  Ifugao and Kalinga huts. These huts were reconstructed from authentic knocked-down  village huts.

 There was this one hut named "Duklingan" which  was originally built sometime in 1937.  The Duklingan by the way is a fertility hut. According to our guide, the history was to let  married couples who are unable to bear a child to stay at the hut for a month. When the time already lapses and still childless, the man can find another woman and repeat the process. Only at that time the woman can also find another man.  This is to know who among the couple is infertile.
The reconstructed native village also showcases art works from famous local artists.A large colorful gecko carving greets visitors at the entrance.Another prominent artwork is the Solar drawing featuring the famous Filipino boxer, Manny Pacquiao . A Solar drawing  uses  the sun's or solar's energy to complete the artwork.  For a cold place  like Baguio making a solar drawing takes time because of the weather.  There's also a  gallery that houses the artworks  that are for sale. On the spot sketch portrait is also available for a minimal fee. 
The Solar painting featuring Manny Pacquiao
For nature lovers, the eco trail is worth trying for. Trail paths going to the two View Deck can be easily navigated except maybe for the trail going up to the View Deck 2. The path is smaller in width and steeper as one goes higher but still manageable. Once at the view deck a beautiful panoramic view of the city awaits hikers. They even say that on clear day sunset at  West Philippine sea can be viewed here thus making true to its name as Tam-awan, a  vantage point. 
the trail
the view
 For tired feet ,there are seating areas, or aptly rest areas  scattered all over the place. For  refreshment  try their fruit/milk shakes or have some drinks at their coffee shop  
the coffee shop
By Taxi: Just tell to the driver that you are going to Tam-Awan Village in Pinsao. The driver will drop you off right infront of the village. It takes 30-45 minutes depending on traffic

By Jeepney:  Take the Plaza-Quezon Hill-Tam awan or Longlong - Tam awan jeepney route. Jeepneys can be found at Kayang St. near the Baguio City Market.  You know you are already there when you see the outside wall  full of grafitti  drawings


Children   P20.00
Student    P 30.00
Adults      P 50.00

Rates above may change, for further inquiry on exact fees, rates  and bookings on accommodations contact: Mr. Mike Golez at (63) 9156888268 or (63-74)4462949 or visit their website

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