LOOK: Travel around PH in this new 'IG-friendly' museum

Kara Santos

Posted at Jun 28 2019 08:15 AM | Updated as of Jun 28 2019 02:36 PM

A stall depicting the Pahiyas Festival of Lucban, Quezon. Handout

An exhibit showcasing the iconic Ivatan stone houses of Batanes. Handout

Balance a palayok on your head. Handout

Colorful Instagram-friendly backdrops will appeal to millennial crowd. Handout

Giant mango tree wtih mango chairs. Handout

Learn more about Philippine culture and history at Lakbay Museo. Handout

MANILA -- Get a chance to travel around the Philippines and learn more about its history and culture right in the heart of Manila.

Lakbay Museo, a project by The Millennial Concept Factory Inc., aims to give the younger generation a glimpse of the history, culture, cuisine and landmarks from around the country in a fun and interactive manner.

Set to open on July 12, Lakbay Museo will offer 14 unique experiences from 11 different destinations around Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Since not everyone has the time and money to spare on travel, Lakbay Museo aims to give a glimpse of the country’s highlights all in one space.

Visitors can see the beauty of Banaue Rice Terraces, Bohol’s Chocolate Hills, walk through a lava trail in Bicol’s Mayon Volcano and visit other popular tourist attractions as interpreted through colorful and eye-catching installations, without having to book plane tickets.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Try balancing a palayok on top of your head, get inspired by the different traditional textiles and weaving traditions from around the country, sip different types of Philippine coffee and buy local goodies from micro and small enterprises from special market stalls during your visit.

Aside from being an aesthetic photoshoot-ready venue that will appeal to social media users and international travelers with young kids, the museum aims to be a venue for team-building and school tours. The museum offers a sensory learning experience for primary, intermediate and tertiary level students on what the Philippines has to offer.

Hopefully, the museum will inspire visitors to travel to the actual destinations around the country and learn more about Philippine heritage beyond just taking selfies.

Here’s a sneak peek at what the museum has to offer.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Lakbay Museo is located in S Maison, Conrad Manila right next to SM Mall of Asia. Opening hours are from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Online rate is P699. Plus P100 for walk-in and holidays. For inquiries and bookings, visit https://www.lakbaymuseo.ph.