During the DFAT (Davao Food Appreciation Tour) I attended last year with fellow foodies from Manila and friendly Davao Bloggers, One of the places we visited is Kublai’s Agong House and the Tibolo Village.
Landscape in Kapatagan Valley
Kublai’s Agong House and Tibolo Village are recommended for travelers who love to enjoy landscape and know about the heritage and craftsmanship of local tribes in Philippines. There is lot to see around in these places, especially art forms like sculptures, house constrictions and crafts which tell a story about the rich heritage of native Kapatagan tribes.
A Beautiful Horse in Kapatagan Valley
Agong is actually the name of a percussion instrument that is widely used by the Mindanaoan tribes. One of the most important attractions of this place is the houses and statues that are designed by renowned Mindanaoan artist Kublai Milan.
A short trek to Kublai’s Agong House
The creations from this artist are exhibited in the people’s park. This house will give each of visitors a detailed view of the traditional art and culture of the Mindanaoan tribe. Visitors will be able to find many statues and sculptures here. Agong house gives visitors a calm environment with cool breeze blowing across the house.
Kublai’s Agong House Village
Tibolo Village is also one of the must see places in Philippines. It is located in the Kapatagan Valley. The village is home to the local Bagobo tribe people. Visitors can spend their time learning their culture and tradition by spending time with these friendly people. Visitors can also take a look around to see how the houses are constructed in a traditional way.
Sculptures near Kublai’s Agong House
Thus, visitors can spend time in this place trying to understand the history and heritage of these tribes. This village is located on the foot of Mount Apo, so the weather over here is cool throughout the year. Visitors can also have a hands-on experience with traditional craft made by those tribes.
More Sculptures at Kublai’s Agong House
There is also a big house inside Tibolo Village that is used as an assembly point for the tribes during the time of any special activities and occasions. It is now increasingly become an important venue for weddings, receptions, business meetings and also corporate events etc. Visitors can also learn to weave the T’nalak that is a piece of handcrafted clothing woven by Bagobo women. Those who make a visit to Tibolo village can know for sure the splendor of traditional craftsmanship. Visitors can get to know about based tribal accessories and clothing that are woven in vibrant colours and intricate designs. Another major attraction in this village is the ‘Nilutlot’. It is a Bagobo cuisine that is cooked traditionally within a bamboo.
For reaching Agong House, visitors can very well take a five minutes motorcycle ride which starts from the Kapatagan Market.
Both the Kublai Milan’s Agong House and also Tibolo village are suited for those visitors who have a keen desire to learn and understand about the tradition, culture, history and heritage of the native tribes of Kapatagan in Philippines.