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Glimpse of the past

This village allows the people of the Puerto Galera area to live like they did before the modern... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2018
prichdave
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Dallas, TX
Learn about the indigenous people of Mindoro Island.

I went to buy handmade gifts, but what I enjoyed was the impromptu tour that one of the craftsmen... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
AZMerrie
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Tucson
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Jul 13, 2018
“Glimpse of the past”
Jul 9, 2018
“Learn about the indigenous people of Mindoro Island.”
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| Sitio Talipanan, Puerto Galera, Mindoro, Philippines
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Reviewed 13 July 2018

This village allows the people of the Puerto Galera area to live like they did before the modern era. You are even welcome to visit the elementary school there or select some hand-made craft items for souvenirs.

Thank prichdave
Reviewed 10 July 2018

I went to buy handmade gifts, but what I enjoyed was the impromptu tour that one of the craftsmen offered us. He took us around the village to see how people live, work, and go to school. He even took us inside his home, and...More

Thank AZMerrie
Reviewed 14 June 2018

We spent a few hours touring a local village near Puerto Galarea to watch locals hand weave baskets, bowls, wall hangings, and other things of beauty. Their dedication to their craft is amazing. It takes nearly a month to make a medium size close hanger....More

Thank Martin W
Reviewed 2 May 2018

The Mangyan Village sells a large variety of handicrafts and one can watch skilled artisans at work. There are handbags and tableware (place mats, trays, coasters, etc). The prices are reasonable and the sellers are not aggressive, so it's possible to browse without being hounded...More

2  Thank Fernando M
Reviewed 5 February 2018

This village was built by a very wealthy foreign philanthropist that erected more than 250 hut/homes. The people who live there also make wonderful baskets and containers from local natural fibers that are wonderful as a presentation for sticking some locally purchased South Seas pearls...More

3  Thank Nashvillecleanfreak
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