Information about Kadayawan Village
The Kadayawan Village is an effort by the Davao City Tourism Office that was made to protect and preserve the Philippines' beautiful and colorful culture for future generations. This village, which is also known as a cultural peace hub, is located in Davao’s Ramon Magsaysay Park where the cultural homes of the Lumad and Moro groups were relocated and reconstructed. These homes are a striking display of Philippine architecture but beyond their homes, the area also spotlights their important rituals and traditions.
For example, a weaving machine important to the Iranun tribe's way of living can be found in the village, allowing visitors to get a glimpse into their day-to-day lives. In another exhibit, you can see the wedding garments of the Tausug. Meanwhile, the Obu Manuvu tribe displays their sheer talent in creating hand woven baskets.
There are so many things to learn about the variety of different but inter-connected cultures of the diverse Filipino people, and truthfully, the Kadayawan Village fulfils its purpose of being a cultural peace hub. The park is indeed a celebration of the different cultures we have in Mindanao and in the Philippines at large.The Kadayawan village also offers visitors a chance wear the traditional clothing.
Best time to visit
It's best to visit the village in the third week of August, as this is when the annual Kadayawan festival is held in Davao as well.
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