BenCab Museum – one of Asia’s best

By on October 9, 2014

BenCab Museum interior (Photo courtesy of Tripadvisor)
BenCab Museum interior (Photo courtesy of Tripadvisor)

MANILA, Philippines – TripAdvisor, a global website providing traveler reviews, has included BenCab Museum in the Top 25 Museums in Asia, 2014 Traveller’s Choice list.

The multi-story complex is the only Filipino museum in the list. Asian travelers regarded it as ‘great museum, awesome view, good food.’

The museum is named after National Artist Benedicto Cabrera. It aims to bring arts closer to the people. It houses the national artist’s collection of his own artworks, as well as those of other old Filipino masters and new rising contemporary artists.

BenCab Museum is located at Km. 6 Asin Road, Tadiangan, Tuba, Benguet. It takes a brief 15-minute ride to get there from the center of Baguio City.

Other museums from Japan, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Singapore, India, Malaysia, Armenia and Taiwan are also included in the list.

Below is the complete list of the Top 25 Museums in Asia:

1.    The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, Xi’an, China
2.    Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
3.    Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, Hiroshima, Japan
4.    Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, Hanoi, Vietnam
5.    Hellfire Pass Museum, Kanchanaburi, Thailand
6.    Vietnamese Women’s Museum, Hanoi, Vietnam
7.    Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), Shanghai, China
8.    Hong Kong Museum of History, Hong Kong, China
9.    Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore
10.  Islamic Arts Museum, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
11.  War Remnants Museum, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
12.  Fukui Dinosaur Museum, Katsuyama, Japan
13.  Changi Chapel and Museum, Singapore
14.  Darshan Museum, Pune, India
15.  Matenadaran – The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, Yerevan, Armenia
16.  Cambodia Landmine Museum, Siem Reap, Cambodia
17.  Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, Nagasaki, Japan
18.  Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Bangkok, Thailand
19.  National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
20.  The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Hakone-machi, Japan
21.  Ohara Museum of Art, Kurashiki, Japan
22.  BenCab Museum, Baguio, Philippines
23.  Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders, Chiang Mai, Thailand
24.  Chiran Peace Museum for Kamikaze Pilots, Minamikyushu, Japan
25.  Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, Mumbai (Bombay), India

With report from Cyra Moraleda