Tam-Awan Village is a popular tribal village you don’t want to skip visiting when you are in Baguio City. It is one of the many tourist spots that the mountainous city is very proud of.
Although I have already been to this place so many times before, I decided to visit it again. It was a bit gloomy when we went, but it was overall fun. I went to see their Bugnay Gallery. I don’t necessarily recommend dressing up the way I did when I went there. The place is a bit hilly and it will be better to wear something comfortable.
It was a bit cold but I opted wearing a sweater and a pair of shorts. I only had my flats with me so I didn’t have a choice. The floor was a bit muddy, and I felt bad for my flats. Haha.
So yes, when you go, please wear casual clothing or something that you don’t mind getting dirty.
The Bugnay Gallery exhibits paintings of women and children signifying fertility, birth, and motherhood.
My favorite part of the small gallery is this large collection of dream catcher. I love dream catchers so much!
Looking at you with these dreamy eyes
Wishing and wondering if you’ll ever be mine.
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The village features small huts made of wood and hay. Most of these famous huts are called “Dukligan.” The Dukligan is a fertility hut that is considered the most interesting place in the village. In traditional Ifugao practice, couples stay in this hut for a month for mating purposes. If the woman fails to conceive after that, the man is allowed to sleep with another woman without forfeiting the marriage. The same treatment applies to the woman. She is also allowed to sleep with another man to find out which of them is fertile. Interesting, ha? I wonder if this place gets vacant sometimes. Haha!
So, what do you think of the place? Will you visit it if you got the chance? I hope you will!