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“Learn more about ancient Pinoy rock art”
Review of Angono Petroglyphs

Angono Petroglyphs
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Reviewed July 9, 2017

Entering thru the naturally lighted manmade tunnel was uneventful. Just be mindful of your steps. The guard is courteous, no fees to be paid here. We were instructed to go to the small office which is manned by, at this time, Ms. Esperanza Jacob, who is very accommodating and friendly with us and sharing her knowledge about the petroglyphs. Do not expect much though, remember that this is neolithic age rock art. What is staggering to realize is that the glyphs are are over 3000 years old. The view deck served as protection from vandalism which you will see the etched among the glyphs. Quite comfortable too.

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Reviewed June 27, 2017 via mobile

If you're going to pinto art gallery, might as well drop by the angono petroglyphs. Its free. 20minute stop is enough. If they can put more information about the history of the place in the lobby, it could be more interesting for tourists

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Reviewed June 12, 2017

The Angono- Binangonan Petroglyphs is the oldest work of Art in the Philippines. with over 127 stone carvings it is truly amazing. People should be made aware more of the importance of these artifacts and the youths must be exposed to this for them to protect this... Rizal is truly the Art capital of the Philippines...

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Reviewed June 10, 2017

A man made cave serves as the gateway to Angono-Binangonan Petroglyphs. The cave is dark, cold and a bit mysterious. The cave is followed by a five minute trekking. Luscious trees and bushes line up at the side of the pathway leading to the National Museum Site.

Museum Docent , Esperanza Jacob, welcomes and educate the guests about the petroglyphs before going to the actual location of the rock shelter.

The petroglyphs is carved at a shallow rock shelter that measures sixty three (63) meters wide, eight (8) meters deep, and the highest point is at five (5) meters. One hundred twenty seven (127) primitive drawings are visible in the rock shelter. Most of them are clustered and in the forms of animals, person and other linear or circular figures.

Unfortunately, some guests vandalized the rock shelter and wrote their names and other figures near the primitive drawings. To put an end to this unnecessary actions and to preserve the cultural treasure of the Philippines , the museum made a view deck where in an appropriate distance between the guests and the drawings is implemented.

2  Thank traveleatpinast
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Reviewed March 31, 2017 via mobile

This place is off road and a bit small, but it's still worth the drive. It's a shame the place wasnt named as a heritage site right away so there were plenty of vandals already. But there's something really special in seeing the carvings made by early human settlements here, especially the huge turtle which they worship. Definitely worth looking at especially if you're a history buff.

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