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It is evident that the owner/creator of this place spent a lot of time collecting artwork from throughout the Cordillera region and that he has a talent for displaying them. This extremely well-done museum is clearly worth the price of admission and an hour or two of your time. It is 1.8 km south of downtown Banaue, just across the highway from the Las Vegas Lodge.

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Yes indeed. You are really seeing human skulls here. The Cordillera people were until very recently headhunters.
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Coffins for storing the bones of ancestors.
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At the entrance to the Cordillera Sculpture Museum there is on display a nicely maintained Ifugao house. Take note please that this house is that of the Ifugao people only while the contents of the museum represent all the cultures of the Cordillera Region. The Cordillera is the mountainous region in north central Luzon Island where several different indigenous peoples live.
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A native backpack covered in thatch, with the same material used on houses, to keep rain from the contents of the pack. Walking staffs, some of which have metal tips which make them handy weapons as well.
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Hmmmm. . . not sure we dare comment on these two.
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BATAD! Batad is the primary outlying destinaton for most visitors. Because of recent road improvements you no longer have to stay overnight in Batad. You can instead leave early from Banaue for Batad, walk the terraces and see Tappiah Falls, then return to your lodging in Banaue. Learn more about Batad.
PRONUNCIATION: Most Malay languages give stress to the second syllable so Banaue is pronounced "Bah NOW way". Similarly Batad is "Bah TAHD"; Hungduan is "Hung DEW an"; Mayoyao is "Mah YO ya oh".
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Inns and Lodges:
(All are in Banaue proper and easily accessible)

Nature's Mist
Las Vegas
Peoples
Stairway
Sanafe
Fairview
Banaueview
Greenview
Spring Village Inn
Banaue Homestay
Terraceville Inn
Halfway Lodge

There is no shortage of lodging in the Banaue area; the above list shows those featured on our website and which have their own pages here. But other options are available:

Randy's Brookside Inn, Bogah Home Stay, Kim's Homestay, Lhorens Inn and Restaurant, Trekkers Lodge and Cafe, Cristina's Main Village Inn and Restaurant (Batad Trail), Koreen guest house, Pink Banaue Hostel, Querencia Hotel, Wonder Lodge, Banaue Evergreen Hostel and Restaurant, Rice Homestay, 7th heaven Cafe & lodge, Cambulo Country Cabin (in Cambulo), Tam-An Hotel


Hotel/hostel:
(In Banaue proper and easily accessible)

Banaue Hotel / Youth Hostel


Resort:
(6km from Banaue proper, on a good road)

Banaue Ethnic Village & Pine Forest Resort


Thatched Roof Lodging:
(All are in outlying areas)

Ramon's Homestay
In Batad, nice option!
Native House Viewdeck
4 km from downtown Banaue, nice park but poor lodging options
Native Village Inn
9 km from downtown, NOT RECOMMENDED, owned by a foreigner with a nasty attitude


General Information Pages:

What To See And Do
How To Get Here
Batad
Jappan's Tours
Downtown Banaue
Cordillera Sculpture Museum
Banaue Museum
Sagada
Hungduan
Kiangan
Travel By Ferry


THREE-DAY TOUR!
Jappan's Tours offers an all-inclusive package that allows you to see Banaue, Batad, Bontoc, and Sagada in a well-organized 3-day tour. Learn more about Jappan's Tours.
MAP OF BANAUE PROPER
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MAP OF CORDILLERA REGION
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The Department of Tourism oversees the tour industry and accredits lodges and guides.

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