Nayong Pilipino sa Clark

I haven’t been to Nayong Pilipino ever. Yes that’s true. Even when I’m still a kid, I haven’t been there. Since the park was already located in Clark, I think it would be a good time to visit it since we’re already here. After the Hot Air Balloon Festival, we went and took a glimpse at the miniature replicas of our scenic and historic Philippine landmarks.

It’s a torture to get out from the Hot Air Balloon’s Festival area. It was too hot and people are cramming to exit from the Clark Freeport field. It was too crowded and traffic jam is everywhere.

Since we didn’t have our car of our own and we don’t have an idea how to get there except on the sign at the street that directs the way to Nayong Pilipino. We asked a traffic enforcer and he told us that there’s no public vehicle that goes directly to the Nayong Pilipino but we can ride a jeep then just ask the driver to drop us off at the nearest stop going to Nayong Pilipino. So we did.

After minutes of waiting, a jeep passed by and without any idea if this will go to the nearest stop to Nayong Pilipino, we hopped in. We asked the driver and he told us that he will drop us off at the street going to the Nayong Pilipino but we still need to walk for a kilometer to get there.

After a 15 minutes ride, it’s time to walk!

After 20 minutes, we had finally arrive at Nayong Pilipino.

Nayong Pilipino sa Clark

It was an exhausting 1KM walk, but I think it was more than a kilometer. We paid for the entrance fee and looked for the nearest washroom. For Nayong Pilipino sa Clark rates, click here.

But before anything else, this Filipino folklore caught our attention.

Presenting si Malakas at si Maganda!

Filipino Folklore
And here’s another one! If you know who’s this one, please drop some comment. 🙂
Filipino Folklore (2)

A few steps from there is a restaurant / sari- sari store, we grabbed some refreshments and had a rest for awhile while the others went to the washroom.

After a couple of minutes, we started our Nayong Pilipino tour!

We were able to pass by the replica of rice terraces and a mountain. I’m not sure if that’s a replica of Mt. Mayon, but it doesn’t seems like.

Moving on, we headed to the Ifugao Village.

Ifugao Village

The Ifugao Village features typical Ifugao houses called Ulog and when we looked what’s inside, you’ll see these.

Ifugao

My friend was frightened when she saw those statues. Nakakagulat naman kasi, parang nakaabang sa amin.

And these boards caught our attention.

Galing ng Katutubo (1)Galing ng Katutubo (2)

Funny but make sense. 😉

And on the other side of the village is the wood carver. (Machete, ikaw ba yan?) 😉

Wood Carver

The wood carver at work. He works with raw woods and transforms it into a sculptures and wood artwork.

Wood carving (xyloglyphy) is a form of working wood by means of a cutting tool held in the hand, resulting in a wooden figure or figurine, or in the sculptural ornamentation of a wooden object. The phrase may also refer to the finished product, from individual sculptures, to hand-worked mouldings composing part of a tracery.

Philippine woodcarving has a long tradition. Some carvings are merely decorative, but many carved objects and motifs have a symbolic meaning.

The tradition of wood carving in Baguio is said to have originated in the Ifugao barrio of Hapao in the town of Hungduan. Many of the Ifugaos would stay in the forest carving wood for days. The Ifugao wood carvers of Hapao are generally acknowledged to be the best in the Cordillera region.

Paete is also known for all kinds of woodcarvings, especially santo figures. – wikipedia

Wood Carving

Few steps from the Ifugao Village is the Aeta Village.

The Aetas live in the northern part of The Philippines on the island of Luzon. Historians and anthropologists debate precisely when and how they migrated here, the consensus being that they crossed from the island of Borneo between 20 and 30 thousand years ago, using a land bridge that was partially covered by water around 5,000 years ago – the remaining part of which is now the island of Palawan. Whatever the migration path was, they are without doubt among the first – if not the first – inhabitants of The Philippines. Traditionally a hunting/gathering people, the Aetas are still among the most skilled anywhere on Earth in jungle survival. – peoplesoftheworld.org

Aeta Village (2)Aeta Village (3)

There are stores here that sell Aetas souvenirs like flute and small flute (that sounds like a bird), pana and big pana! Hehehe…

A few steps from the village is the Lagoon. The Lagoon is an amusement area. It  features activities such as boating, fishing and an area will be devoted for bubble balloons for visitors to enjoy.

Lagoon

Just a few steps from the Lagoon is the Colonial Plaza and the replica of Intramuros.

Intramuros Replica

And at the hallway, there’s the mini statue of Andres Bonifacio.

Andres Bonifacio

We walked a few steps from the hallway and we’re already at Dr. Jose Rizal’s House Replica. The house is a replication of the original house of Dr. Jose Rizal with complete furnishings from the period.

Dr. jose Rizal's House Replica

And just beside it was Apolonario Mabini’s house. It was too crowded and I forgot to take a picture of it alone. It was an authentic recreation of Mabini’s house, complete with period furnishings and decorations.

And right beside Intramuros was the Emilio Aguinaldo’s House Replica. It was a replica of his house along with appointments and furnishings, characteristic of the day. Aguinaldo was considered to be the first president of the Philippines, also the youngest president of the country.

Emilio Aguinaldo's House Replica

And inside Emilio Aguinaldo’s house, this bicycle is so classic. How to drive this one? 😉

Bicycle
Just across the street from Intramuros is the replica of the historic Barasoain Church. A mass is being held here every Sunday at 10:00 AM.

Replica of the Barasoain Church

Kahit san na lang, hirap kumuha ng structure alone. Kelangan may extra! ;(

Moving on, just in front of the historic church was the plaza and fountain. We settled here and took some pictures. Ofcourse, may extras na naman in the photos. 😉

Barasoain Church Replica and Fountain

It was our last stop. We settled here for a moment, took some picture and kulitan mode.

Afterwards, we left the park. With all the walks and travel that we had for this day, we can’t afford to have another kilometer walk back to the main road. Good thing, a family on their way to the main road gave us a ride. We appreciate the kindness of these couple, and I know their kids will grow as great as their parents are.

Our tour was like a field trip to me. Nayong Pilipino let us go back in time and remembered those days on how these places and people became historic, and embraced our culture and values and captured the scenic landmarks of the country.

I must say it was a dream come true to me since it was a dream for me to experience Nayong Pilipino when I’m still a kid. I can still even remember how I wished I can go to Nayong Pilipino whenever there’s a field trip during my elementary days.

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24 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    @ Marxtermind
    The location of the original Nayon Pilipino is not the current Resorts World Area. On your way to NAIA T1 or T2 via NAIA Rd. On your left side beside The Philippine Village Hotel is the Old Nayon Pilipino. While Resorts World sits on the former Search & Rescue Helicopter pads of the PAF in Villamor in Andrews Ave.on the other side of runway 31 of NAIA Terminal 3.

  2. Anonymous says:

    @ Marxtermind
    The location of the original Nayon Pilipino is not the current Resorts World Area. On your way to NAIA T1 or T2 via NAIA Rd. On your left side beside The Philippine Village Hotel is the Old Nayon Pilipino. While Resorts World sits on the former Search & Rescue Helicopter pads of the PAF in Villamor in Andrews Ave.on the other side of runway 31 of NAIA Terminal 3.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Yung Statue na tinanong mo pag tapos ni malakas at maganda ay si LAM-ANG he is the hero of the ilokano epic Biag ni Lam-ang it is an epic poem of the Ilokano people from the Ilocos region of the Philippines. Recited and written in its original Iloko, the poem is believed to be a composite work of various poets who passed it on through the generations, and was first transcribed around 1640 by a blind Ilokano bard named Pedro Bucaneg.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Yung Statue na tinanong mo pag tapos ni malakas at maganda ay si LAM-ANG he is the hero of the ilokano epic Biag ni Lam-ang it is an epic poem of the Ilokano people from the Ilocos region of the Philippines. Recited and written in its original Iloko, the poem is believed to be a composite work of various poets who passed it on through the generations, and was first transcribed around 1640 by a blind Ilokano bard named Pedro Bucaneg.

  5. Mustachio says:

    Glad I came across this! I shall visit this place when I get the chance to go to Clark 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

  6. mae says:

    magkano po entrance jan ?

  7. mae says:

    magkano po entrance jan ?

  8. marxtermind says:

    @khantotantra, yup sa Clark na

    @Ada, pagawa ka ng movable ladder at lagyan mo ng halipan ang post ng house mo, hehehe!

  9. marxtermind says:

    @khantotantra, yup sa Clark na

    @Ada, pagawa ka ng movable ladder at lagyan mo ng halipan ang post ng house mo, hehehe!

  10. Ada says:

    Oooh! Ang ganda na ng Nayong Pilipino. Hehe! Gusto ko ng ganun bahay, walang akyat bahay at rats haha! Nice photos!

  11. Ada says:

    Oooh! Ang ganda na ng Nayong Pilipino. Hehe! Gusto ko ng ganun bahay, walang akyat bahay at rats haha! Nice photos!

  12. khantotantra says:

    may nayong pilipino pa pala. kaso anlayo na.

  13. marxtermind says:

    @thepinaysolobackpacker, thanks! punta ka 2 hours away lang naman ang Clark from Manila! 😉

  14. marxtermind says:

    @Kura, Tama! Pagkakaintindi ko hindi makakakyat ng mga daga kasi may rat guard ung post. Hehehe!

  15. ang ganda! isa yan sa mga gusto ko tlga mapuntahan sa Clark. dapat kase punta din kame jan after nung hot Air Balloon kaso d ako naksama.
    galeng ng mga kuha, parang dinala mu na din ako sa Nayong Pilipino. thnx for sharing! 🙂

  16. ang ganda! isa yan sa mga gusto ko tlga mapuntahan sa Clark. dapat kase punta din kame jan after nung hot Air Balloon kaso d ako naksama.
    galeng ng mga kuha, parang dinala mu na din ako sa Nayong Pilipino. thnx for sharing! 🙂

  17. hahahah! oo nga daming panira sa pic. tuyot ka na hindi pa rin lalayas ang mga tao sa mga structures. badtrip. hahah! (affected masyado?)

    anyway, been there before.. Grade 3, 4, 5, 6 and so on. wala atang ibang alam na lugar ang organizer ng fieldtrip namin. Hindi ko ata na gets yung rat guard. feed me. =) ang cool nga nung hagdan. so hindi pala pwedeng walang taong-bahay. Walang magbababa ng hagdan sa kanila. =)

  18. hahahah! oo nga daming panira sa pic. tuyot ka na hindi pa rin lalayas ang mga tao sa mga structures. badtrip. hahah! (affected masyado?)

    anyway, been there before.. Grade 3, 4, 5, 6 and so on. wala atang ibang alam na lugar ang organizer ng fieldtrip namin. Hindi ko ata na gets yung rat guard. feed me. =) ang cool nga nung hagdan. so hindi pala pwedeng walang taong-bahay. Walang magbababa ng hagdan sa kanila. =)

  19. JeffZ says:

    @marx: Yep Resorts World na sya ngayon.. ata.. 🙂

  20. JeffZ says:

    @marx: Yep Resorts World na sya ngayon.. ata.. 🙂

  21. marxtermind says:

    @jeffz, Super init nga, pero since it's just a week after nung 3 hours hike namin sa Mambukal, kinaya namin toh. hehehe!

    May nakita akong mountain, pero parang taal volcano, ang liit! Hehehe!

    San ba ang Nayong Pilipino sa Airport dati, un na ba ung Resorts World ngayon?

  22. marxtermind says:

    @poot, yung nasa Manila before ito na ung nasa Clark.

  23. JeffZ says:

    We skipped this nung nagpunta kami for Hot Air.. Ang init kasi masyado, tirik na tirik ung araw.. 🙂 Good thing nakaya nyo maglakad ng 1 KM under the sun.. 😀

    Sobrang memorable ang Nayong Pilipin dati sa may labas ng NAIA.. favorite hangout place un pag may sinusundo at hinahatid sa airport, at favorite field trip location! 😀

    Wala ng replica ng Mt. Mayon?..

  24. poot says:

    BASEEEEEEEE!

    I've never been here or to the Nayong Pilipino in Manila (I think it was demolished na). Loooool, ang weird naman nung color nung Ifugao statues. GRAY? Hahaha. Pero nakakatuwa nga yung mga bahay ng Ifugaos. Very unique.

    I hope na magkaron ng Bagong Nayong Pilipino sa E-City. & sana paggastusan naman. I mean, dapat world-class.

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