Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Visiting Nayong Pilipino and Appreciating the PH Culture More


I was a Nayong Pilipino regular as a kid. A field trip won’t be complete if a visit to Nayong Pilipino wasn’t in the itinerary and my trip there won’t be complete if I didn’t buy a wooden toy snake. Oh those were the days. So when I found out that Nayong Pilipino in Manila would be closing, it felt like a part of my childhood would be erased and I wouldn’t be able to take my kids there and tell them about the many wonderful memories I’ve had in that place.

Thank God they opened in Pampanga!

I first visited Nayong Pilipino in Pampanga during my college years (I think) and it was because of an impulsive NLEX road trip with my family. It was okay but not much to be seen so when I found out that Nayong Pilipino would be one of the places we’re visiting for the Pampanga RestaurantTour 2016, I was ecstatic.

I know it’s supposed to be “Restaurant Tour” but I love the fact that they made it more than that.


Going to Nayong Pilipino, it was so cool that they decided to pick us via the traditional Nayong Pilipino jeepney. I missed this! If you’re planning a trip to Nayong Pilipino, I suggest taking a car (or renting one) since the place isn’t very accessible.











We were welcomed with musical and dance performances representing the different regions of the country. And one of the most exciting part for me was when I got to try dancing the Tinikling! I was getting it at first but when it got faster… Damn! It was a good workout though. Thanks to the Nayong Pilipino dancers for giving me that opportunity and teaching me how to Tinikling! The dougie is definitely nothing compared to Tinikling. *Badum Tss*

We also went to the Nayong Pilipino Museum where the hundreds of years old weaved clothes were displayed. If you’re from up north, I suggest visiting Nayong Pilipino soon for this since this exhibit will be transferred to the National Museum soon.













We were also shown the weaving process, native houses, and products hand-made by our fellow creative Filipinos.

I had a better appreciation of our country and culture because of this trip to Nayong Pilipino. As a matter of fact, I recommended that my sister and her thesis mates visit the place since their thesis will be about the Pinokpok weaving. She also asked for my help with regard to that and I was so enthusiastic because of my recent trip to the place.


Take your kids there, have a picnic party, and learn more about the Philippine culture and history through a fun visit to the place. You’ll have no regrets and you would even thank me for it!

77 comments:

  1. This is so interesting, I did not know all of this of Pilipino culture!

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  2. Really dear?!
    This is great :D

    Ohn seems to be so funny and traditional :D Love it :D

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  3. Lovely clicks hun...xoxo, neha

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  4. Seems you really had fun, hun!
    This is very interesting, great photos!
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  5. It looks like a lovely experience, sounds like you had fun! Xx


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  6. I've never been to Nayong Pilipino! What a great peek inside with those photos. :)

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  7. Wow, this sounds like such an amazing cultural trip and opportunity. It's amazing to see the history and traditions of different cultures. When I was in Poland visiting where my family is from I completely felt that connection and wanted to learn everything about their way of life and culture. I think it's great when people of our generation still care about the past and want to learn from our ancestors. Great photos detailing everything too. ;)

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  8. I love places such as this because it teaches us to learn and appreciate the culture. We have a similar place in Sarawak too and my husband then boyfriend and I had lots of fun visiting it.

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    1. The main focus of me and my fiance's trip when we went to Saigon two weeks ago was mostly cultural. It's so much better to travel and immerse yourself with the community and learn more about their culture and traditions. :)

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  9. Wow the last time I visited this place was back in gradeschool! Glad it still exists! I should visit again when I'm in Manila! Great post! =)

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  10. That looks like a great experience...you look like you had a great time.
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  11. Looks like you had a great time! Fabulous pictures!

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  12. Wow this looks like such a nice event and like a great place to visit! Since you wrote about coconut milk in your latest comment, I have to ask; will it be difficult to find vegan dishes in the Phillipines? Is there anything you can recommend us to eat or to look for?
    Thank you so much for your last comment! Sending much love : )
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    1. It is! But it's two hours away from Manila so maybe I can just show you good places around Manila instead like Intramuros! :)

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  13. Very interesting! Looks like loads of fun!!

    Adi xx
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  14. Wow! What cultural treasures! I would love to see Nayong Pilipino. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. It's been a loooooong while since I went to Nayong Pilipino. I might check it out again since I'm very interested in seeing different local textile prints.

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    1. They will be moving those at the National Museum soon! :)

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  16. AHHHH! This made me miss my childhood! I have so many fond memories of Nayong Pilipino because just like you, an educational trip of my school will never be complete without a visit here. I remember those performances and how I would always end up getting lost because I just keep on exploring. I love Nayong Pilipino! :)

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    1. I miss the old Nayong Pilipino too. Walang Chocolate Hills here. xD

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  17. Wow, this looks great! It is actually an eye opener for all the Filipinos including I who tend to travel and get interested in knowing other culture. Yet, unfortunately, we tend to forget that we have our own which needs attention and appreciation too. I hope to visit Nayong Pilipino too! Hope to hear from you soon. :)

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  18. The cultural aspect is absolutely amazing! Definitely a must see for families around the world.
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  19. Looks like a really interesting place to visit and learn more about the culture. Sounds like you had a lot of fun there too!


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  20. It looks like you had plenty of fun! Loved all the pictures and also enjoyed your tips about renting a car. x

    Happy weekend,
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  21. Amazing photos! :)
    xoxo

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  22. Seems lovely! I only know th culture through some dramas I have watched! Lovely post!
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  23. How amazing! Great post hun xx

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  24. Cute pics!
    Have a nice week-end!
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  25. The field trip sounds good to me! I would love to go on a trip with my friends one day soon!

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  26. omg! the last time I went to Nayong Pilipino when I was in Grade 1! :O this place is a great place for kids sana masama ko pamangkin ko dito. :)

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    1. I miss the old Nayong Pilipino but I'm glad they're slowly improving this new one :)

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  27. Seems like a lot of fun and thanks for introducing this cultural part to us! xoxo

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  28. That place looks so interesting.

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  29. It looks like you had such a great time, girlie! I'm glad that another location opened up, so you can at least revisit and relive some of those awesome childhood memories! Thanks so much for sharing, gorgeous, and I hope you're having the most amazing week so far!

    XO,

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  30. Our child hood is an important part of our lives because those memories live with us forever, am glad you got to experience a taste of fun and joy through visiting these places and in life we should always strive to pursue things that made us happier. I enjoyed the photos and reading the post Gelleesh!
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  31. Wow, this looks amazing! Huge amounts of fun :D
    xox

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  32. I would love to explore such an amazing place and event someday ate. Although I'm still confused about our culture since we were so colonized by so many countries. We're the definition of an asian mutt :)) yep no such thing as pure filipino..

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    1. There are still places in the Philippines that have maintained their culture and traditions. ;)

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  33. Looks like you had such a great time and looks like a lot of fun. Thanks for introducing this cultural part to us. x

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  34. That looks like an interesting place. I'm sure I'd have loved it as a kid. I think I'd still enjoy it now too. :)

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  35. Looks like such a cool trip with a fun show and a really good time!!


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