Angono Petroglyphs Site Museum

Col. Guido Rd., Binangonan, Rizal

Angono Petroglyphs Site Museum
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Category:
Museum
Business Hours
Reopens Mon: 9:00a - 4:00p
Phone
+6325274192

Hours

  • Sunday
    • Closed
  • Monday
    • 9:00a - 4:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 9:00a - 4:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 9:00a - 4:00p
  • Thursday
    • 9:00a - 4:00p
  • Friday
    • 9:00a - 4:00p
  • Saturday
    • Closed

Most Recent Reviews

Amyxal V.
4.0 Stars
6

So since I have gone to National Museum in Manila a lot of times, I thought it might be time to visit one of its regional branches, that's actually near to where I live -- the Angono-Binangonan Petroglyphs Site. It was a bit of an irony because after almost three decades of residing in Binangonan, it was just this day that I decided to visit it.

Actually, it's been for long that I planned to visit the site, pero laging nauudlot. Every time that we jog and climb up the hills, we'd always end up at the entrance of Eastridge or Thunderbird. Speaking of Thunderbird, the Petroglyphs is just several walks away from the resort/casino.

I didn't know what the Petroglyphs looked like before, but it is recently renovated. There's a nice wooden viewdeck where you can see the 127 prehistoric artworks carved right onto the rock face... They're supposed to date back to 3000 B.C. (or approximately 5,000 years ago). There are reportedly archaeological finds in the site, most likely the tools the prehistoric men used in these etchings, but we weren't able to see them.

It was Botong Francisco who was responsible for discovering the site back in 1965. I don't know if he was National Artist already by the time of the discovery, but one thing's for sure -- that it further cemented Angono's rightful distinction as the country's "art capital."

Since the National Museum's main branch now has free entrance, the Angono-Binangonan Petroglyphs is free too.

The cave that led us to the site might have been known to house bats and even snakes. I guess this might be true. At first, we hesitated, but after seeing a group of travelers exiting the place, we thought the cave might not be scary at all. Turned out, it wasn't! Rather, it was a bit disappointing because of the vandalism marks inside the cave. I hope the management can do something about it because these marks just ruin the whole thing, undermining the site's mystical atmosphere and character.

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Chili G.
4.0 Stars
7

Going to the petroglyphs was actually our main reason for heading to Angono. Hubby and I are history buffs and we were ecstatic to know that something like this existed right in our country!
It's about 8 kms away from balaw balaw restaurant but it is all uphill as ala Baguio. At the top of the hill you'll be surprised to see wide and developed roads. This is also the area where thunderbird resort is.
In one of the roads you will see the sign going towards the petroglyphs and you can park right there.
There is a lone guard at the mouth of the cave where he will ask you to sign in. Entrance is free btw 128077🏼
The cave is man made and probably hewn to make it easier for tourists instead of hiking up the mountain.
After about a 5min walk you will see another structure and this is the 'visitor's center'. Another lone guard is there. On the right side you will already see the rock structure.
There is a nice platform to see the carvings from and luckily we were the only ones there. It was fascinating to see thousand year old drawings tbh.
However I hope the facilities (bathroom, guest services) could be improved since it is part of the national museum. More info via an audio tour could be more helpful. As of now there's just poster where you could read the history of the place. I hope they would also include information about the drawings instead of us just trying to make it out.

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Gelo L.
5.0 Stars
4

The Angono Petroglyphs, who would know that a 3000BC treasure is just within reach of the City.

The only way to get here is through private vehicle/car. As far as I know there are no means of public transport to get to this place.

It's managed by the national museum so it's well guarded against vandals. Also when u get there, you will be greeted by a tour guide who will willingly explain the wall carvings. There is likewise a small museum with some literature about the place.

There's a new access tunnel leading to the petroglyphs which makes a great photo op site.

the whole tour will not take you more than an hour so there's plenty of time to spend around the town of angono do do some food tripping and gallery hopping

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