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Culture and Arts of Leyte


Tattoo as Artwork
16th century Chinese artwork on the "Pintados". Leyte Island and the rest of Eastern Visayas was then inhabited by people with tattoo-covered bodies. Modern-day Leytenos dress up for the annual Pintados Festival.

Dance Imitates Life
The Tinikling Dance, which originated from Leyte, used to be the Philippine National Dance. The dance imitates the movements of the "Tikling" bird. Tinikling is the most famous Philippine dance in the world.



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Traveling, you realize that differences are lost: each city takes to resembling all cities, places exchange their form, order, distances, a shapeless dust cloud invades the continents. Italo Calvino

To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries. Aldous Huxley

Southern Philippine Cuisine

In Mindanao, the southern part of Palawan island, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi, dishes are richly flavored with the spices common to Southeast Asia: turmeric, coriander, lemon grass, cumin, and chillies — ingredients not commonly used in the rest of Filipino cooking. Being free from Hispanicization, the cuisine of the indigenous Moro and Lumad peoples of Mindanao and the Sulu archipelago has much in common with the rich and spicy Malay cuisines of Malaysia and Brunei, as well as Indonesian and Thai cuisines.

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