Saturday, June 28, 2008

Balangay


Museum attendants/employees tend to frown on people taking photos of their displays. Or at least museum people here in Butuan do. I know this is a let down but this is the best that I can do. Behind the glass is one of the balanghais found within the museum/ archaeological site. This is one evidence of Butuan 's rich historical past.



According to our guide some balangays are still under ground within the parameter of the shrine. "In situ", according to Butuanon official site.

There is one phrase that Butuanonon claims "In the beginning there was no Philippines, but there was Butuan." By 10th century Butuanons are already in trade with China. These must've be the boats used for traveling and trading.

Click here for more history lessons.

Thanks to Mr. Mario for the tour around the shrine.

4 comments:

Eki Qushay Akhwan said...

Thank you for the interesting history lesson. Can't you really take the picture of the boat? I'd really love to see one.

Greetings from Bandung.

Hilda said...

Thanks for trying anyway, Lay. But really, that little thing doesn't look like it can go all the way to China! ;)

Layrayski said...

haha that's what I figured last night. But it was just my theory anyway hehehe

Layrayski said...

hello eki qushay akhwan, unfortunately they don't allow photos of their displays. I was disappointed too.

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