Friday, June 27, 2008

National Museum-- Balanghai Shrine

For the following days I'm going to post one photo each day from the touristy travel around Butuan that I had today. My first destination this afternoon was at Libertad archaeological site. This unassuming building houses the important Butuan historical artifact- The balangahai.

A large boat used by Malay settlers of the Philippines in prehispanic times. The vessel was about eighteen meters in length. Such a vessel would carry a small clan or a large family. Wiktionary.


Hilda said...

Ooh, looking forward to this series! Sana kinuhanan mo yung balanghai!

Layrayski said...

Haha Thanks Ms.Hilda! Don't worry darating din tayo diyan. Hehe

the donG said...

so excited about this. i saw it myself when we went there but it seems so exciting now that there's this balanaghai voyage.

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