The Subangan Museum, located in the heart of Mati City, Davao Oriental, features various exhibits showcasing the rich cultural heritage and natural resources of the province. The museum’s name means “sunrise” in the local dialect, reflecting the province’s position as the first to witness the sunrise in the Philippines.
The museum houses a collection of artifacts, photos, and other displays that showcase the different aspects of Davao Oriental’s history, culture, and environment. Dioramas of indigenous people’s traditional way of life, the province’s flora and fauna, and geological formations are some of the exhibits. The museum also features a gallery showcasing the artistry of local artisans and craftspeople.
A guided tour of the museum can be taken by visitors to learn more about the province’s history and culture. Interactive exhibits and activities for children are also available, making it an educational and enjoyable experience for the whole family.
The Subangan Museum is a must-visit for those interested in the cultural and natural heritage of Davao Oriental and is easily accessible from Mati City proper.