Alab Petroglyphs

Bontoc, Mountain Province

Alab Petroglyphs are located in Bontoc, Mountain Province. A huge rock inscribed with bows and arrows believed to tell the ancient fertility rites of the natives.

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  • Mountain Trail leads to culture nature hubs

    Mountain Trail leads to culture nature hubs

    Travelers who often frequent the 165-kilometer Mountain Trail may have gotten so used to the view along the scenic route that they often doze off all throughout the trip along this highway linking the provinces of Benguet, Mountain Province and Ifugao in the Cordillera.

    It's a different case for the first-time visitor. Tourists who pass through this upland road, also known as the Baguio-Bontoc Road or Halsema Highway, on their way to the resort town of Sagada or to the rice terraces of Ifugao, are rewarded with a spectacular panorama of lush mountains, verdant vegetable farms, meandering ri ...

  • Mysteriously Ancient Destination in Bontoc

    Mysteriously Ancient Destination in Bontoc

    Alab Oriente is the name of this destination. What makes this village unique is the presence of an evidence signifying a prehistoric community that flourished just even before the birth of Jesus Christ. Aside from this, it can also offer a dose of adrenaline-driven adventures suitable for the brave soul. The following are not-the-usual destinations you should visit in Alab Oriente Village in Bontoc, Mountain Province covered with myth and legends, rich history and incredibly amazing culture and heritage.

    ALAB PETROGLYPHS | These are prehistoric etchings visible on the surface of a boulder l ...

  • Bontoc Alab Petroglyphs Prehistoric Etchings Mind Boggling Patterns

    Bontoc Alab Petroglyphs Prehistoric Etchings Mind Boggling Patterns

    Undecipherable, there is no accurate tool to decode and interpret the ancient markings etched on the surface of a boulder situated on a promontory. However, there are theories and legends. Carbon dating has calculated the age of these petroglyphs. They have been carved sometime not earlier than 1500 B.C. So that would be 3000+ years old.

    Then I started getting goosebumps, not that it is creepy but because I am stepping on an ancient rock with carvings made by early inhabitants 1500 years before the birth of my idol Jesus Christ. It was carved inside a space of time from another dimension of ...

  • Bontoc celebrates Am Among Festival

    A grand celebration of culture and tradition crowned the 8th Am-among festival.

    The "am-among" is a local term that means a gathering, reunion, and fellowship thanking the gods for a bountiful harvest.

    Bontoc Mayor Pascual Sacgaca said, "We observed this year the participation of civic groups, we let them participate more," where all groups from the private and government sector Monday morning, September 16.

    The 16 barangays of the highland town paraded at the main roads showing off local costume, dance and song delighting onlookers and visitors.

    Sacaga said contingents from Ala ...

  • Visiting the Agriculture Land of Mountain Province

    Visiting the Agriculture Land of Mountain Province

    Mountain Province is a landlocked province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon. Its capital is Bontoc.

    Mountain Province is bounded in the east by Isabela, in the north by the provinces of Kalinga, Apayao, and Abra, in the south of Benguet and Ifugao, and in the west by the province of Ilocos Sur. It has an area of 229,231 hectares, 83% is mountainous while 17% make up hills and levels. The province has plenty of rivers, waterfalls, mountains, and caves.

    Mountain Province is sometimes incorrectly named Mountain in some foreign references. The name is also ...