"Butuan is Masao - Balanghay Seaport" Butuan City by bike_packer

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The oldest relic of a sea-navigating vessel found in the Philippines was unearthed in the Masao Delta (now present Butuan City). Carbon-dated to have been built in 320 AD, these vessels (9 boats found at present) were believed to have travelled as far as China in the olden ways of bartering goods.

Balanghay Shrine

National Museum

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  • Pros:Well-maintained Museum
  • In a nutshell:"Early Filipinos Were Great Seafarers"
  • Last visit to Butuan City: Oct 2005
  • Intro Updated Nov 22, 2005
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