Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Angono Petroglyphs

Travel Date: April 6, 2014

     You have to see this ancient artwork!  The carvings that are believed to date back late Neolithic Age (6000 BC to 2000 BC) are engravings of animals, people, and other shapes.  It was the national artist Carlos “Botong” Francisco who discovered the engravings in 1965 while leading a boy scout troop on a hike.

     If you are fond of history and know how to appreciate a high value treasure, it is a must that you visit this site.  Also, there is a small museum for artifacts and something to read about the discovery.

     To protect the petroglyphs (scientific name for carvings), they installed a wooden view deck to prevent the visitors from touching it.  Some are hardly visible.  I think you really need to get really close to observe and identify some of the carvings. 

How to get there?

     The easiest and cheapest way to go there if you are commuting is via Antipolo City.  From the market where the tricycle terminal is, ride a tricycle bound to Col. Guido Road and tell the driver to drop you off near the Thunderbird Resort Gate.  From the gate, it is only a 5-minute walk to the site.  The transportation fare is a lot cheaper too versus renting a tricycle for Php 400 in Angono, Rizal.

This is the rock wall where the engravings can be found.

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