Kabayan Museum in Benguet

Kabayan Museum in Kabayan BenguetThe Kabayan Museum is located in Kabayan in Benguet Province. The Kabayan Museum was established to protect and care the Kabayan Mummy Caves in the province. Mummy Caves are one of the country’s national cultural treasures. It is a burial caves that holds mummies sited in Kabayan especially in the Timbac Caves. The building is placed in a lot donated by citizens who value the culture of the Ibaloi and the Kankanaey. It is a one-story building and a basement builds in a 500-sq. meter lot in 1989. Also kept here are ethnographical, ecological and geological collections including artifacts and other relics of the Kabayan Mummies. The Kabayan Museum provides the visitor a better understanding of the culture and traditions of the natives of the place. Kabayan is located on the eastern part of Benguet Province. Kabayan is 355 kilometers north of Manila. From Baguio City, Kabayan is 85 kilometers northeast travelling through the Baguio-Ambuclao-Bokod-Kabayan Road. Taking the Halsema Highway, then following the Abatan-Buguias-Kabayan Road, the town can be reached after covering a distance of 118 kilometers.

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