After our joyous experience seeing gigantic balloons soared high in the 17th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta we decided to take a side trip to Nayong Pilipino Clark, since we finished early at the show. We all know that Nayong Pilipino is in Pasay where we took field trips during our elementary days, but yes you read it right a new Nayong Pilipino was built and re-opened year 2007 in Clark Field Pampanga. Entrance fee is 50 pesos for adults and 30 for children, and if you’re bringing your car 20 pesos is for parking fee. The park is open daily from 8am to 6pm. Shuttle service for park goers are also available at the Clark Freeport Zone main gate near SM Clark.
Nayong Pilipino features replicas of Philippine tourist landmarks, cultural heritage, and museums. It showcases our rich heritage and culture all in one place. Some of the replicas are Emilio Aguinaldo’s house, Jose Rizal’s house, Barasoain church and Spanish type plaza.
|Barasoain Church Replica|
There are Aeta Village, Ifugao Hut, kalinga Village, Nipa hut lodges and cottages that can be rented for a picnic spree. We’re lucky that day because we also got the chance to witness the park’s cultural shows and presentations. On first set of performance, we were serenaded by rondalla band tuning up with classical songs followed by folk dances. The Nayong Pilipino Dance Troupe performs traditional Filipino dances accompanied by the live rondalla band. As we saw this group of performers, we reminisced our elementary and high school days during Phil Days performing different folk dances such as Cariñosa, Tinikling, Singkil, Pandanggo sa ilaw, Sayaw sa sombrero, Bulaklakan, and a lot more. The dancers were great on their Baro’t saya and barong costumes while having their great performance. After their set, they invited viewers to try dancing the tinikling and one foreign tourist enjoyed it.
We really enjoyed our visit and i