Image Book Museum cum Ethnology Center
Book Lover’s Haven
There are three building inside their compound. The first building housed the book collection of the owner on every places in planet Earth (not just "around the world") that he visit (some places are really unfamiliar to me).. I really enjoyed seeing the titles and the covers of those books - in some ways, I got a glimpse of what it looks like or what things are usually being done in those places.. Inside the first building are numerous unique pieces of artifacts and book - the smallest tablet, smallest handcarved in a wood sculpture of last supper, miniature books of Shakespeare, and of course - the smallest book.
The 2nd building housed collections of artifacts from "Northern" Philippines - lots of headgears, bulol, "coffins", "anting anting", wooden bikes, etc..
The 3rd building housed the collections of artifacts from "Southern" Philippines - replica of houses, ancient swords, jewelries, bow and arrow, etc..
The murals in the building is a must place to have a picture.. We visited there for 2 hours and we want to stay longer to read but we only have the only problem during our visit - hunger.. We really need to go out the museum after the visit to eat since this place will really drain your energy in and out (especially if you really love books and artifacts).. The god news is that during our visit, they are in the process of designating a place to eat - a cafe, with a painting painted by a known artist (according to the friendly museum staff).. It will open really soon and when it does, I will be back to read those books I saw..
Anyway, just to add.. The entrance fee is not expensive (only a hundred pesos) and they give discounts to students and teachers (like my cousin).. :)
Books and Travel
There are still things that can be improved like the order of the collection and more information about his travel; how long he stayed in the country, what did he see, etc.
Awesome book collection!!!
View map go to Book Museum cum Ethnology Center
Tingib, Pandan, Antique Province 5712 Philippines
Barangay Poblacion 3, Coron, Busuanga Island 5316 Philippines
Bolod Barangay Sapa, 6340 Philippines
Imperial V, Guzman Street, Mandurriao, Iloilo City, Iloilo Province 5000 Philippines
3F Embarcadero de Legazpi Port Area, Legazpi, Luzon 4500 Philippines
6 Kisad Road, Baguio, Luzon 2600 Philippines
6 Brgy. Poblacion Sitio Dipulao, Coron, Busuanga Island 5316 Philippines
Sabang Beach, Baler, Luzon Philippines
Talikud Island, Mindanao Philippines
Mabentangen Road Barangay 6, Coron, Busuanga Island 5316 Philippines
Kinnner Hill, Matumbo Road Airport Road, Lapu Lapu 6015 Philippines
Roxas Blvd. cor. Sen. Gil Puyat Ave Jipang Building, Pasay, Luzon 1302 Philippines