Tam-Awan Village: A Garden In The Sky

16 May 2015 Baguio, Benguet, Philippines

Today, the boyfriend, together with his family, and I went to Tam-Awan Village. Getting there was very tricky. We got a little lost along the way. Thanks to the boyfriend who argued with the GPS.


Tam-Awan is located at the outskirts of Baguio City. It is an artists' village and it is rich with Cordilleran culture. It was not my first time at Tam-Awan. I've been there before. We had our school field trip way back when I was in the second grade. Before, the entrance was just a little hut, and everything around the compound is pretty much the old Cordilleras. And the whole mountains was surrounded with a pretty dense fog. Now, a little "modernization" occurred. I didn't even recognized the "new" Tam-Awan. It is still worth a visit though.


With a minimal entrance fee you can enjoy the Igorot huts, mountainous view, nature, fresh air, an adventure trek, art galleries, art installations, and more.









You can be a Cordilleran for a day. There are Cordilleran costumes for rent and/or sale. You can even rent a hut for a night or depending on your stay.




If you were lucky, you will even have the chance to watch the Tam-Awan Cordillera Dancers perform right before your eyes and you can join them during their dances.


The paintings are just so incredibly awesome!




And this art is done with the power of a sun - sun painting.


And more art and culture...








Don't forget to buy a souvenir at their souvenir shop. Or if you want a painting by famous Cordilleran artists, you can buy it. And oh, please keep the grounds clean. I was a little disturbed when I saw trashes around the area.

And now a photo opp with the boyfriend. :)

16 comments

  1. I've been to Baguio several times but sadly, I have not been to Tam-awan Village. So next time I visit the Summer Capital of the Philippines, I know where to go. I'll probably get a painting too.

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    1. You should make a visit to Tam-Awan Village. You could bring your friends, family, colleagues too. The paintings, I'm telling you, are just incredible amazing.

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  2. This would be a nice alternative rather than squeezing your way into La Preza :)

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    1. Indeed. In Tam-Awan, you could be very close with nature too. I forgot to mention this in the post that you can view the South China Sea from the Village.

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  3. What I hate with my Baguio escape last month was it was work-related. We didn't had the opportunity to explore more on Baguio.I want to go to Baguio without any thoughts about work. Pure exploration lang

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  4. If only I could convince my husband to go. We're more of the beach-going kind and had been discouraged by the traffic in Baguio. This place looks so serene though

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    1. During the past months here in Baguio, tourism really boomed, traffic is almost everywhere, and it was crazy! Really crazy! In the past wherein Baguio is not the "main tourist attraction", there is no single traffic. I hope you could still visit Baguio next time.

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  5. You take nice photos of your adventures. The place seems simple but with your photos, I am enticed to visit it :-)

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    1. Well, I think you should visit the place. It is just located a few minutes away from the city.

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  6. I always bring friends along tam awan village since it's really nice to appreciate the artworks and the scenery there.

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  7. Tam-away Village looks amazing from the images, never visit before but I would like to...

    Thanks.

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  8. I love Tam-awan Village. I love sipping coffee while enjoying the art works displayed.

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  9. This is the first time I'm hearing about this place. Would love to visit it on our next Baguio trip. Hopefully soon!

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  10. We missed visiting Tam-Awan Village the last time we were in Baguio. I'll make sure to visit it next time.

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  11. We also enjoyed our visit to Tam-awan Village last year. But I didn't like their resto/cafe because of so-so food.

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  12. We never got the chance to visit this place. Been in Baguio for almost 2 weeks. :(

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