Yakan Weaving Village
Just 7 kilometres away from the city is Yakan Weaving Village -- a culturally significant attraction that both locals and foreign tourists visit thanks to its bright, colourful textile products weaved in a special, traditional way.
Yakan are indigenous people from Basilan who fled the war-stricken island and settled in Zamboanga. This quaint, simple village has an abundant display of colourful, locally made items such as placemats, table runners, brassware, and the mass-produced batik that bears the traditional geometric design. Apart from shopping for souvenirs in Yakan Weaving Village, tourists will also have the chance to witness firsthand how the Yakans weave their famous products.
Yakan Weaving Village is located in Zamboanga City, 7 kilometres from the city centre.
Opening Days and Hours
The village is open anytime.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance to the village is free.
How to Get There
- Fly from Manila to Zamboanga via Cebu Pacific or Philippine Airlines.
- From the city proper, board a tricycle to Yakan Weaving Village.
- Backpackers/solo travelers
- Group of friends
Time to Spend
Average time spent in this attraction is 1 hour.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
Visit this attraction on the last day of your Zamboanga trip. Yakan Weaving Village is a popular place where you can buy travel souvenirs.
After visiting the village, grab a quick bite from nearby restaurants which include Chinito’s Restaurant, Alvar Restaurant, Family Fried Chicken, Chowtime Cuisine Bistro Fellini, and Red Restaurant.
- Mount Pulong Bato
- National Museum Zamboanga
- Paseo del Mar
- Great Sta Cruz Island
Grand Astoria Hotel, Garden Orchid Hotel, CityInn Hotel, Winzelle Suites, and Casa Canelar Pension House offer accommodations at rates ranging from USD 20 to USD 45. Most hotels can be found in the city proper.