Tam-Awan Village: Experience and Review


Tam-awan Village is a cultural and art center built by local artists with a purpose of showcasing and preserving the heritage of Cordillera. It’s a must-have addition to your Baguio Trip and you will learn about the origins and culture of our fellow Igorots. Read on and see our full review, experience, and things to do in this beautiful outdoor museum.

This post is updated on November 15, 2020. We updated the rates and operating hours of Tam-awan Village. We also added a link about the safety guidelines and protocols to follow in Baguio City. Stay Safe Everyone!

New Normal Guidelines and Updates in Tam-Awan Village

As of November 16, 2020, Baguio City is now open to Luzon Island Residents only. There are new protocols to follow and requirements needed before visiting the city. Please check our updated How to Go to Baguio Section post to know more about these details: https://lostandwonder.com/baguio-itinerary/

Tam-Awan Village: A Short History

During the 90s, the Chanum Foundation started building Ifugao houses in the Baguio City mimicking an Igorot village which provides exposure to travelers who haven’t been to the heart of Cordillera. Today, there are now seven Ifugao huts and two Kalinga houses made from original materials. Aside from these native huts, the place is also an art center displaying different forms of artworks.

Photo of Tam-Awan Village Entrance in Baguio

What to do in Tam-Awan Village?

Located in Pinsao Proper in Baguio City, the Tam-Awan Village is a great addition to your Baguio City escapade. With an entrance fee of PHP 60, there’s a lot of things to discover in this beautiful model village. Here are the things that you can do in this Garden in the Sky.

Photo of An Art Piece inside Tam-Awan Village

1 – View Different Artworks

Tam-Awan Village is also an interactive museum seated on a hill covered in thick rain forest. After paying the entrance fee, a staff member will provide a map of the whole place wherein you’ll find different galleries housing native Cordilleran art. Satisfy your artsy cravings by visiting each galleries, and appreciate the beauty of local art.

Photo in Tam-Awan Village forest

Photo of a Gazebo in Tam-Awan Village

2 – Be One With Nature

Tam-Awan Village is a great place for nature lovers. Immerse yourself in different forms of flora and fauna which is ubiquitous in the village. There’s also a pond in the middle, and a gazebo at the upper part of the village where you can stay and meditate.

Photo of a souvenir shop in tam-awan village baguio

3 – Buy Souvenirs at the Local Craft Shop

There’s also a store right after the entrance of the village where you can find locally made products ranging from weaved items, clothing, native woodwork, and delicacies. Find a great pasalubong for your love ones at home in this craft shop.

Photo of Tam-Awan Cafe in Baguio

4 – Have a Break in their Coffee Shop

If you need to warm yourself up in this cool mountainous city, then the Tam-Awan Village Cafe is right there for you. Located just beside the cultural show area, this place is great for coffee time with friends and love ones. In their menu, you can choose from pastas and breads, breakfast meals, warm drinks, and even native Cordilleran cuisine. The price is also reasonable and pocket friendly ranging from PHP 50 – 300.

Photo of museum in Tam Awan

5 – Attend Art Workshops and Watch Cultural Shows

Watching cultural shows can boost your knowledge about the culture of the Igorots. It also increases awareness and respect in their tradition and way of life. You can also enhance your skills by joining art workshops held in the village. Check their websites for their scheduled events.

6 – See the Cityscape in their Viewing Deck

The village has two viewing decks wherein you can see the cityscape of Baguio. On clear days, you can see the sun setting in the China sea; which also serves as a definition for the word Tam-Awan (meaning: vantage point). When we visited Tam-Awan Village, the whole place was shrouded with fog and clouds; like a white blanket covering the panorama on the other side.

Photo of a native hut in Tam-Awan Village

Photo of funny comfort room signage in Tam-Awan Village

7 – Have an Overnight Stay in One of the Native Huts

Tam-Awan Village also offers affordable overnight accommodation for travelers. For only PHP 500 per person, lodging inside one of the native huts provides an immersive Cordilleran experience. Towels and bedding are inclusive, but toiletries must be provided by the lodgers.

How to go to Tam-Awan Village

Visiting this model village is easy. Make sure to include this tourist spot in your Baguio City trip, and immerse yourself to the beautiful culture and heritage of Cordillera. Here are three ways on how to go to Tam-Awan Village.

Photo: map of Tam-Awan Village in Baguio City

By Jeep – From Baguio City proper, go to Kayang Street and you’ll find a jeepney station. Look for the jeep with a signage “Long-long” or “Tam-Awan”. Inform the driver that you will alight in Tam-Awan Village. Fare is PHP 9.00.

By Taxi/Cab – From Baguio City proper, take a cab and inform the driver that you will alight in Tam-Awan Village. Fare is around PHP 80-100, depending on your pickup location.

By Private Vehicle – You can use the available navigation apps like Waze and Google Maps for this. Input ‘Tam-Awan Village’ as destination, and follow the directions. If you’re coming from the city proper, drive to Naguilian Road then make a right turn to Quezon Hill Road 2. Drive just straight up going to Long-long road, and on the right you’ll find the Tam-awan Village.

Tam-Awan Village: The Essentials


Tam Awan Village Entrance Fee

Updated: As of November 15, 2020

Adult: 60
Student/Senior: 40
Kids under 10 yrs old: 30
Kids under 3 yrs old: Free


Beddings and Towels are provided, but toiletries are care of by the lodger

1 Person: PHP 500/day

2 Persons: PHP 1000/day

Extra Person: PHP 300/person

Group (10 persons or more): PHP 350/person

Venues Picnic Fee (9am to 6pm): PHP 200/ group of 10 (entrance fee excluded)

Bonfire fee (6pm to 11pm): PHP 120 (entrance fee excluded)

Use of Hut without beddings: PHP 500/hut per day (entrance fee excluded)

Function Fee: PHP 8,000 per day (max of 40 persons)

Photo: facade of Tam-Awan Village

Discover the way of life of the Igorots, and immerse yourself in their vibrant culture and heritage in this garden in the sky. If you’re going to Baguio City, make sure to include Tam-Awan Village in your itinerary. After visiting this place, go and have a taste of authentic Cordilleran cuisine with Farmer’s Daughter Restaurant located just beside of Tam-Awan Village.

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Tam-Awan Village: Quick Details

Address: 366-C Pinsao Proper, Baguio City, Philippines, 2600

Hours: Everyday from 8:00AM to 5:00PM (Updated as of November 15, 2020)

Contact Number: (074) 446-2949 | 0917-510-8196 | 0921-588-3131

Email: tamawanvillage@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Tamawaninternational

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This post was updated on November 15, 2020.

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