Last Updated: June 14th, 2018
SAGADA, MOUNTAIN PROVINCE–An old town heavily influenced by the arrival of American missionaries in the 1900s, Sagada has turned into one of the most idyllic small towns in the country. With its deep-rooted traditions that date back to hundreds of years, generations of local villagers now enjoy a growing tourism industry–thanks in part to their exposure in social media, and the Angelica Panganiban starrer “That Thing Called Tadhana”.
From the sunrise in Kiltepan to the now-famous Hanging Coffins and to the swathes of mom and pop businesses ready to cater to tourists and locals alike–Sagada is surely one of The Cordilleras’ best places to visit. The protectionist approach of the local government helps keep its old town charm by avoiding over-commercialization. Thanks in part to bearing witness of Baguio’s explosive growth. Although having its advantages, far outweighs the cost of entry of big companies to the environment and local businesses.
While we only stayed in Sagada for a few days, many of which we had to endure a bad case of diarrhea, here are some of the photos we managed to help showcase its beauty.
The Manila Project
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