A few days ago we went to Clark tourist spots in Pampanga. Among the places were the Clark Museum, Nayong Pilipino, the Aeta Center, and Zoocobia. Interesting enough but not that special. They need to improve those places more to make them better attractive.
It was a long hike to the spots from where our buses were parked. So, under that intense heat, it was good that we brought along umbrellas and hats. There were some trees and shrubberies providing shed but not enough. My wife and youngest enjoyed trekking the paths to and fro.
What I really enjoyed were the Ifugao huts in Nayong Pilipino (Filipino native communities) with native manually weaved colorful clothings, just like Igorots would do it in Banawe Rice terraces. You can go inside the stilted huts and check out their native wooden utensils. You’d be mesmerized by the native items sold there, like the personal accessories and baskets and home furnishings.
I also enjoyed replicas of heroes’ houses, like the Rizal, Aguinaldo, and Mabini Shrines. You can easily appreciate Colonial architecture.
The touristy guides were superb and quite informative. They’d tell you every detail about the places you’d go. They even shared with us information I had never heard of before–new and updated ones–even though I’m well versed in Philippine history and politics.
The kids with us also shared gifts with the native aeta kids. And both sides enjoyed it very much. The adults could have enjoyed it well, too, except for the fact of their aching feet and legs due to the walking.
Would I recommend you going there? Umm…if you have nowhere else better to go, why not?