Ilocos Norte

I’ve visited Ilocos region three times already. First time with my mother’s relatives to attend the funeral of my cousin, second when my colleagues from Pampanga planned a road trip, third and recent when my father’s brother invited us to join him on his visit to the province.

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Immaculate Conception Church, Batac, Ilocos Norte

Ilocos Norte has 21 municipalities and its capital is Laoag City.

 

 You may also check my previous post of Ilocos region here.


Baluarte Zoo

Baluarte is a 20 hectare zoo owned by Mr. Chavit Singson, a well known politician in the province.

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 Admission to the park is free but fees will be charged if you want to have photo ops or close encounter with some of the animals. You can also ride their tram to roam around the zoo for P50.00(adult) and P20.00(kids).

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St. Augustine Parish Church and Bantay Tower

Also known as Bantay Church and was constructed in 1590.  It is also the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity, patroness of Ilocos Region.

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The bell tower was constructed separately to the main church because it also served as a watchtower during the Spanish period.

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Vigan Heritage Village

Vigan is one of the 6 UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Philippines and recently proclaimed as one of the New 7 Wonder Cities in 2015.

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 It is known for its well-preserved ancestral houses and old cobblestone along Calle Crisologo.

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 Roaming around the place would not be complete without riding the local way via Kalesa.

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Ilocos Sur, my third time visit

I’ve visited Ilocos region three times already. First time with my mother’s relatives to attend the funeral of my cousin, second when my colleagues from Pampanga planned a road trip and the third and recent when my father’s brother invited us to join him on his visit to the province.

St. Paul’s Metropolitan Cathedral, Vigan Ilocos Sur

St. Paul’s Metropolitan Cathedral, Vigan Ilocos Sur

Ilocos Sur has 32 municipalities and its capital is Vigan City.

You may also check my previous post of Ilocos region here


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