Laoag and Ilocos Norte

SINKING BELLTOWER
Located almost a hundred meters away from the St. William’s Cathedral, the tower has sunk to the ground and leans slightly to the north.

PAOAY LAKE NATIONAL PARK
The landlocked lake located 3 kilometers away from the sea in Suba.

Paoay Lake National Park

PAOAY CHURCH
Built of coral blocks and stucco-plastered bricks, the architecture is a unique combination of Gothic, Baroque and Oriental. Construction of the church was started in 1704 and completed in 1894. A few meters away is the coralstone belltower which served as observation post of the “Katipuneros” during the Philippine Revolution, Paoay Church is included in the UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

Paoay Church

BANGUI WIND FARM
Right beside Pagudpud lies Bangui, a peaceful, scenic coastal town with a rich colorful histroy. In recent years, the construction of 15 wind turbines standing 70 meters tall became an added attraction to Bangui, attracting tourists and photographers alike.

Bangui Wind Farm

MALACAÑANG OF THE NORTH
Built as the official residence of then President Marcos in Ilocos Norte, overlooking the legendary Paoay Lake, this imposing structure is now a museum. A minimal entrance fee is collected.

the asotea of the Malacanang of the North

MARCOS MUSEUM & MAUSOLEUM or BALAY TI ILI
The ancestral house of the Marcoses in Batac showcases the memorabilia of the late President Ferdinand E. Marcos.

Fort Ilocandia

FORT ILOCANDIA – previously owned by the Marcoses, now owned by a Chinese businessman is the only 5 star hotel in the North. The hotel is still full of the Marcoses photos under his historical regime.

witnessing how the famous Batac empanada is made

 

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