Angono Petroglyphs in Rizal Province
The Angono Petroglyphs is a unique archaeological site located in the municipality of Angono in the Rizal Province of the Philippines. It features a rock shelter that contains prehistoric rock art, or petroglyphs, that date back to the Neolithic Age.
The petroglyphs depict various animals, human figures, and geometric shapes, and are believed to have been created by the early inhabitants of the Philippines for various purposes, such as for religious or cultural rituals, or for recording important events in their lives.
The site was discovered in 1965 by a local artist, Carlos "Botong" Francisco, and was later declared a National Cultural Treasure by the Philippine government in 1973. It is now a popular tourist destination and a significant part of the country's cultural heritage.
The Angono Petroglyphs is located in the Binangonan Rizal National Park, in the municipality of Angono, Rizal Province, Philippines. Its approximate latitude and longitude is 14.5187° N, 121.1600° E.
The site is easily accessible by public transportation, with regular buses and jeepneys available from Manila and neighboring towns. It is also possible to hire a private car or take a guided tour to the site.
Visiting the Site
The Angono Petroglyphs is open to visitors from Tuesday to Sunday, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Admission fee is PHP 20 for adults and PHP 15 for students and senior citizens.
Visitors are required to register at the entrance and are advised to wear comfortable and appropriate clothing and footwear, as the site involves a short hike up to the rock shelter. It is also recommended to bring water and insect repellent.
A guide is available on-site to provide information and insights about the petroglyphs and the site's history and significance. Photography is allowed, but flash photography and touching of the petroglyphs are strictly prohibited.