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House of Dakay

Ivana, Luzon, Philippines
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Quaint local feature

This is the oldest house in Ivana, current resident is a fourth generation son. It has become a... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
Manila, Philippines

You'll be amazed how resourceful early people were. Despite the harsh environment of Batanes, these... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
Belle A
Iloilo City, Iloilo City, Philippines
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Ivana, Luzon, Philippines
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

This is the oldest house in Ivana, current resident is a fourth generation son. It has become a tourist place where people can go in, talk to the owner, see some photos.

Thank vic10101
Reviewed 11 August 2017

You'll be amazed how resourceful early people were. Despite the harsh environment of Batanes, these people were able to look for ways to stand against it. House is well preserved and shows no signs of giving up soon.

Thank Belle A
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Not much to see, just a house that has survived longer than the rest. Normally just a photo taking opportunity.

Thank baghdadpilgrim
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Still standing strong and usable, the house is sparsely furnished (as all typical Ivatan houses are) and cool on the inside. A must-see in Batanes. The stone walls is an interesting geological study.

Thank KikayGeekGoddess
Reviewed 24 April 2017

part of south batan tour. this house experienced earthquakes, storms,, and stood the test of time. the house is made from cogon(roof) which is replaced every..(uh i forgot). the walls are made out of stones and corals(yep, you can see em with your naked eye)...More

Thank musickaren
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

florestida, the last descendant of jose dakay estrella who inherited the small house from his aunt luisa estrella, had passed on when we reached her ancestral abode. a neighbor welcomed us. upon seeing the interior, i realized that despite centuries of withstanding nature's wrath and...More

1  Thank Irene F
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a historical house and definitely one of the highlights of your Batanes experience. You will be able to immerse yourself with the culture and get a feel of nostalgia for time immemorial.

Thank Chabs S
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

The oldest Ivatan stone house in Batanes. Built in 1887. It still is functioning and being used. See how the locals live. A must-see to discover the Ivatan lifestyle. (Do donate to help preserve this heritage place)

Thank Ajie A
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Although there are many stone houses in Batanes , this one is the oldest. I'm just not sure if it belongs to the UNESCO heritage group. Based on our tour guide, this one already utilized limestone as part of its building materials. Good for photo...More

Thank doctorfoxtrot
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We're fortunate to have meet the descendants of the original owner, Jose "DAKAY" Estrella. We had a photo opportunity with them. What a privilege to have them in our photo album. I had the chance also to visit their kitchen; that you have to stooped...More

2  Thank JohnGex
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