Visit the Open Air Museum in Nagacadan

Experience this unique hike trough the rice fields of Nagacadan in Kiangan and learn more about the ingenuous culture of the Ifugaos.

In the Open Air Museum of Nagacadan you immerse into the world of the Ifugao farmers nowadays and their history. A comfortable pathway leads you through the rice fields, the forests, the villages and over the rivers of Nagacadan. During the walk you will encounter several native houses and granaries where you can experience the Ifugao agri-culture with all your senses; you may listen to the Hud-Hud-Chants sung by the Ifugao women while harvesting the rice; you read about the different Ifugao rituals, closely correlated to the rice cycle – the basis of the Ifugaos livelihood; you enter a native house to know the traditional way of live; you try yourself to tie the rice bundles and make them ready for storage or to carv a Ifugao ceremonial figurine called Bulul. At the same time you’re surrounded by this unique landscape of the GIAHS and UNESCO World heritage site of Nagacadan. You’re accompanied by a local tour guide, who will explain you the history of the place. You may meet the friendly people of Nagacadan who enjoy to share their stories with you.

How to get there

Kiangan, once the capital of the Province, lies in the heart of Ifugao. From Lagawe you take either a Jeepney leaving for Kiangan every other hour or you hire a tricycle. Once in Kiangan, you will be welcomed at the tourism office behind the municipality hall, where a tour guide will be waiting for you, to bring you to the Open Air Museum in Nagacadan (10 min. ride on a tricycle).
If you plan the itinerary of your trip in advance, it may be good to inform the tourism office about your arrival – everything will be ready as soon as you arrive.

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