MUSEO DE BALER and The KING OF THE ROAD
Prominent.Powerful. Strong. Ruler. Genius. King.
I am not talking about myself but these powerful public transportation in the province of Baler. Our very own Philippine Tricycle. If you are in the look out for a cheap ride then I strongly encourage you to experience an inexpensive way to explore Baler. Riding a tricycle which can certainly pass through streets compared to other bigger transports.
Our so-called tricycle diaries began at 11 in the morning when Kuya June offered to drive us around the province. We agreed with the Php800 per tricycle day tour with the inclusion of Museo De Baler, Aurora Quezon house, Baler Church, Quezon memorial park, Baler plaza and the Ditumabo Falls. While most of us really talked a lot , our tourist guides were so silent but we were extremely happy with their characters which is really friendly.
It was almost lunch time when we arrived at the Pacific Wave which is the resort/hotel/house we stayed for the whole weekend .And we did not waste our time so we contacted Kuya June and company, highly skilled tricycle drivers who helped us explore the province. I really appreciate him for driving us around .
The first stop was the Museo De Baler which showcases a century old artifacts, jars, costumes and anything about the rich history of Baler Province.
Take a glimpse of hidden treasure of Baler from an old jars and other chinese porcelain items which was discovered in an old shipwreck in Manila Bay all the way to the coast of Luzon and nearby islands.
Take a very short history review of some of the important memories of the town through the bronze mural sculpture by National Aritst Abdulmari Imao at the museum’s façade. When you get outside, there is a steel statue of President Quezon, sitting confidently in an elegant posture, welcoming the visitors of the museum.
I adore and like the wall decorations. Walls are covered and decorated with murals.
The two storey museum houses old artifacts and artworks about the history of the province. When you get inside , you will be asked to sign at their registration forms and donate a small amount of contributions to the museum then feel free to shoot anything you want. Photographs are allowed but taking videos are not allowed.
One of the original bells , dated 1800, brought down from the belfry of the Baler church after it was damaged by World War II.
If you love history and archaeology , There are also things to learn about the province and its people especially the Dumagat and Ilongot.
Thank you Kuya June for driving us around. The museum is actually located at the Quezon Park , inside you can see the photo exhibit of the late President Quezon together with his family and some prominent leaders of the province. Other things you can see inside the museum are paintings and old artifacts showing the past events during the spanish , japanese and american occupation and inviting you to get back to the scenic and historic spots and rich culture of true Aurorans. There are also other informative flyers given out to visitors of the museum. You can read about the nearby provinces , tourist spots and its people . Let me know if you have plans visiting Baler so I can give you his contact information.