Relaxation and Wellness

Come Play at the Playground in the Skies

Davao del Sur

Ida Damo
Ida Damo | Apr 29, 2013

There’s a playground in the skies where my mind can think endless thoughts, my body be that of a child again and my soul be at peace.

The whole place is a kaleidoscope of colors with hills of green dotted by bursts of yellow, red, orange, pink, violet, from flowers of different shapes and sizes. Blue skies are above you and a bluish green Mt. Apo peeks from clouds of white.

Sculptures made by Mindanaoan artist Kublai Ponce Millan of Lumad children playing, families having fun together, animals and goddesses and fairies make the place truly a playground in the sky.

In the middle of it all is the Agong House- so-called because of its shape. An agong is a wide-rimmed, heavy gong that produces a bass sound. Unlikely shape for a house but that’s what makes it unique. And what’s more interesting is that when you want to reach the view deck, you go up by stairs, and go down by slide.

There’s also a guitar house with a native guitar that serves as its center post. I was imagining how my dreams would be if I stay in the guitar or agong house when everything around you is so beautiful and restful.

Earth, sky and nature is praised and loved in this playground in the skies.


Major airlines fly daily to Davao City from Manila and Cebu. Kapatagan is 2 to 3 hours away from Davao City. The Playground In the Skies/Agong House is located in Sitio Barras, Barangay Kapatagan, Digos City, Davao del Sur.

If you’re going on a private vehicle from Davao City, go south to Digos City and take the right road leading to Kidapawan. There’s a big sign saying “This Way to Kapatagan”.

It is best to bring a 4 x 4 vehicle to go up the Kapatagan.

If you’re commuting, take a bus from the Ecoland Terminal for Digos City. Tricycles will take you to the “old” Digos terminal where the vans are for Camp Sabros. Vans cost PhP100/head (US$2.33).

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