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. :)