Cultural Tourist Attractions:
Insular Village, Lanang, Davao City
- 12 kilometers from Davao City
Attractions: A landmark which offers
the opportunity to understand the soul of the people of Davao. Its
main gallery is a repository of tribal art and other material culture
such as: tribal art costumes, jewelries, handicrafts and others. Also
a gallery of paintings, sculptures and ceramics and a souvenir shop
of native crafts.
OLD JAPANESE HOUSES (OLD DAVAO)
Daliao, Toril, Davao City - 12 kilometers
from downtown 20 minutes south of the city center.
Attractions: Old Japanese houses, warehouses
and site of abaca processing/drying plants during the Japanese period-
before the 2nd World War broke- out.
TBOLI WEAVING CENTER
Insular Hotel grounds, Insular Hotel,
Lanang, Davao City
Attractions: Tribal women brought down
from the South Cotabato and their demonstration of the traditional
arts, crafts and skills of the colorful bola tribe.
The women in colorful tribal attire,
weave cloth from the fibers of the native abaca plant. These are colored
with root and mud dyes, then finally woven with the intricate figures
and patterns depicting the folklore and region of the tribe. The art
is handed down from generation to generation.
Tribal jewelry and fashion accessories
from the "tinalak" cloth decorated with beads, bells, embroidery,
etc.; bags, belts, shoes, wallets, floor rugs and floor hanging fashioned
from the tinalak.
MUSLIM FISHING VILLAGE
San Jose, Samal Island, Davao
Across Davao Gulf, about 45 minutes
ride by motorized boat
Attractions: Frail native huts built
on as lender stilts over the waters , swarm of sunbrowned children
who dive overboard, Muslims musical instruments (the Kulintang, a
set of percussion brass instruments)
NIEVAS ARTS AND CRAFTS
J.P. Avenue, Davao City - About 6 kilometers
north of the city
Attractions: Ornamental and functional shells, wood, bamboo-crafts
and eastern awares in colorful ethnic pattern of particular interest
are souvenir items such as: costumes jewelries, fashion accessories,
furniture, vases all painstakingly handpainted with enchanting designs.
CHILDRENS MUSEUM OF DAVAO CITY
Tulip Drive/R. Quimpo Blvd., Matina,
Attractions: An exciting place next
to school designed for children who love to experience, explore and
at the same time learn the world of modern technology like electric
train, space shuttle, rocket, roller coaster, carousel, etc.
Facilities: Computer center, speech
center, television and recording studio, library and resource center,
mini-theatre, mini botanical garden, souvenir shop and canteen.
FORD ACADEMY OF ARTS
Ladislawa Garden Village Buhangin,
Attractions: A learning center for arts and culture showcasing works
of local artists, it features paintings, sculpturing and offers arts