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Ganduyan Museum

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Address: Sagada, Luzon, Philippines

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Last minute sidetrip

Ganduyan museum was not part of our places to go in sagada. It was a last minute experience for us. It was our last day at sagada having the sunrise viewing and the cave... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 January 2017
David F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Ganduyan museum was not part of our places to go in sagada. It was a last minute experience for us. It was our last day at sagada having the sunrise viewing and the cave connections. While we are waiting for the bus back to baguio, we are waiting near sagada town hall and we saw this museum. From the outside... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

This was a very interesting visit. From the outside, all you see is a small building. When you enter, you walk up some stairs and enter medium sized room filled with hundreds of artifacts. The museum guide asked all of us to sit on the floor as he explained the artifacts and told many stories. I'm glad we stopped here.... More 

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Luzon, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

i have been to sagada three times and this was the only time that i visited the museum. it was just a small area on the second floor of an old structure in the middle of the town. one will be surprised with the contents of the museum and you will be left in awe of how the curator/owner is... More 

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

I wasn't expecting a lot upon entering this place because it looked so small from the outside. But once you go to the second floor, it definitely looks like a museum. You see all kinds of artifacts and random things. And the curator was very informative. I really learned a lot from his talk and you could really see his... More 

Thank Angel T
Las Pinas, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Antiques are varied and the host who gives the history lesson was very friendly, She was very entertaining and you would be amazed as to how she narrates the lives of her people, she knows her history. Place was very nice and clean!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Great place to start to understand the culture, and how people used to live. Very good, interesting tour by the owner.

Thank ManilaKwan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

The #1 reason to visit is not the actual museum itself and its shelves of many Sagada and Cordilleran artifacts. No, the actual reason to visit the Ganduyan Museum is the story shared by Mr. Aben (I didn't get the name unfortunately), son of the late Sagada artist and museum founder, Ms. Christina Aben. Hearing Mr. Aben talk through the... More 

Thank Chris M
Makati, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

the amazing experience in this place is not just the old things inside but the story behind it. Story that not all the people know and you will realize that you are proud to be a Pilipino.

Thank sarah_alzona
Las Pinas, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

You HAVE to visit this museum. This museum is owned and operated by a native of Sagada. You'll learn a lot from his presentation. The museum has tons of artifacts from Sagada and other neighboring provinces. You'll learn about how the natives lived and used their tools. You'll appreciate Sagada more after a trip to this place. As the museum... More 

Thank Abhie R
Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

The man who built this museum is really intelligent. Very informative. You will learn the traditions and the lives of Igorots in Mountain Province. So sad that this is not yet supported by the government, that's why there is a petty compulsory tipping.

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