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The objective of the study was to document the tangible and intangible cultural heritage of the communities surrounding the Mayon Volcano Natural Park (MVNP) in Sto. Domingo, Albay. Specifically, it aimed to 1) map the significant tangible immovable cultural heritage associated with MVNP; 2) map the significant tangible movable cultural heritage associated with MVNP; and 3) map the significant intangible cultural heritage related to MVNP such as, but not limited to, oral traditions, social practices, rituals, festive events and performing arts. The study employed a qualitative approach that used descriptive survey of research, utilized the standard method of survey of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and focus group discussion. Findings showed that MVNP is very significant to the people of Sto. Domingo, Albay. Though it is dangerous, MVNP’s fertile soil helps them to grow rice, vegetables and fruit-bearing trees. In addition, the gravel and sand which came from the volcano are a major source of livelihood. All tangible and intangible cultural heritage such as practices and beliefs of the people were also associated with MVNP.