We were fortunate to be among the few selected to be part of the Book Museum cum Ethnology Center tour. This awesome underrated attraction is located in Marikina Heights and is hardly noticeable unless you take a closer peek of the insides of this establishment.
From the name itself, they offer not just a broad collection of rare books but also a great number of artifacts from both local and foreign sources which comprise their "ethnology center" part. They have three buildings of which two are sort of dedicated for the ethnology part, aside from the ladies dormitory at one building which they use as a source of income to maintain their collection.
You'd be surprised to find out that the owner, Atty. Dominador Buhain, of the Book Museum cum Ethnology Center is the same owner of the Rex Bookstore. But the bookstore came first, and the collection is a result of the owner's numerous travel in and out of the country which earned him the recognition as among the most traveled individuals in the world.
We decided to take videos so our readers would get an actual walk-through of the Book Museum cum Ethnology Center so they could somehow experience the same amazement.
Of course, nothing beats being there in person so I encourage everyone to visit this place. Details can be found at their Facebook page or you can refer to our previous blog post about them.
The big bonus about the tour is that they packaged it with some lunch and snacks from two different restaurants. The organizers sure know how to pamper their guests.