Tinongchol Burial Rock

Kabayan, Benguet

Tinongchol Burial Rock is located in Kabayan, Benguet. This burial rock almost as big as a regular three-storey building houses centuries old mummies. This came about through the labor of people during the olden times that bore hold on the solid boulders where they interred their dead.

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  • Origins of Benguet mummification

    Origins of Benguet mummification

    The sciences, both human and applied, are picking up from where oral traditions left off in explaining lingering questions over the practice of mummification in Benguet.

    But scholars and experts still differ over several key aspects of a practice that has been extinct for centuries. For instance, the jury is still out on the determination of the basic substance that would preserve the cadaver.

    Scientists from the National Museum sustain oral accounts that salt was the primary ingredient in preserving the remains of at least 12 mummies interred separately in the Timbac and Tinongchol rock ...

  • Gaze at the Alluring Beauty of Benguet

    Gaze at the Alluring Beauty of Benguet

    The people of the province of Benguet have held their culture and traditions close to their hearts even with the passing of the ages, and by staying true to their beliefs they have kept their unique way of life alive. Benguet remains a fascinating and exotic place that draws thousands of visitors year after year.

    Benguet is a landlocked province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon. Its capital is La Trinidad and borders, clockwise from the south, Pangasinan, La Union, Ilocos Sur, Mountain Province, Ifugao, and Nueva Vizcaya.

    Baguio, a popular tourist dest ...

  • Tinongchol Burial Rock in Benguet

    Tinongchol Burial Rock in Benguet

    Planning a trip Those who love to travel know the essence of all travel is about you and your enjoyment. Travelers know that the destination is a major part in planning a trip, experiencing and delving deeper into an unfamiliar places, people and culture is paramount.

    Expand your horizons and set your sight to the Philippines, an off the beaten path travel site! An undiscovered paradise made of thousands of islands and white sand beaches all around! A tiny dot in the map of the world, and yet a haven for travelers, backpackers, retirees and even passersby.

    It offers awesome tourist attra ...

  • Eight places to visit this All Souls Day in the Philippines

    Eight places to visit this All Souls Day in the Philippines

    Paying respect to the dead can be traced back to as far as the era of modern homo sapiens when the remains of a Neanderthal man was unearthed with animal fragments and flowers suggestive of early funerary rites. All Souls' Day in the Philippines is one considered as one of the most important holidays. It is the time of the year when most people working in the city go home to their respective provinces to pay respect to their departed loved-ones.

    But if you are one of those not-so-lucky-people who's not able to secure a flight or bus seat back to your province, here is a list of some intere ...

  • Benguet Where gardens bloom near the heavens

    It was a sunny day when our Asian Spirit Dash-7 plane circled the terrain of the Baguio mountains and taxied safely on the runway of Loakan Airport. A cornucopia of towering trees greeted our eyes as the cool mountain air wafted the scent of pine everywhere. The airport terminal made of wood looked more like a quaint mountain lodge in Vermont, New England. What a glorious experience it is to get to Baguio in 40 minutes, without the hassles of traffic, pollution and back pains! (After riding the plane, I vow not to take land transportation to go to the famed Pine City anymore.) From Loakan airp ...