Kiangan

Kiangan, Ifugao is one of the smaller municipalities in the Philippines with a very modest populace of a little over 15,000 inhabitants. The town is the oldest in the province and its namesake, deriving from “Kiyyangan,” means the dwelling place of mythological Ifugao spirits. These spirits, Wigan and Bugan, are the revered Ifugao ancestral spirits that are believed to have lived here.

Home to both historical landmarks like the Kiangan Shrine and Filipino wonders like the Nagacadan Rice Terraces, Kiangan, Ifugao is a town worth visiting. The Kiangan Shrine is a war memorial that was built to commemorate the hardships of the Filipino people during the World War II. Located in one of the schools in the municipality, it marks the spot where the highest commander of the Japanese Imperial Army, General Tomoyuki Yamashita, historically surrendered to the American-Filipino forces.

The Nagacadan Rice Terraces is part of the Cordillera Rice Terraces, which is a UNESCO Heritage Site. It really is a wonder to behold and should be seen by both Filipinos and foreigners alike. It encapsulates the hard work and ingenuity of the Filipino people. It is also a monument showing how important it is to preserve these formations.

It’s time to add Kiangan to your list of places to backpack to! It is a great place to explore and visit if you want to learn more of the Philippines and really absorb what it has in store.

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