Friday, May 4, 2012

Where to Go Next? LAOAG

If you are looking for a place in the Philippines to visit this season, go for a place where you’ll experience things beyond what you expect. Change your perspective; discover an array of destinations infused with culture at its richest. All these you can experience firsthand in Laoag, the pride and capital city of Ilocos Norte.

Laoag shines and stands out due to its mixture of historic tales and destinations. It’s no wonder it is dubbed as Ilocandia’s sparkling gem as it knows exactly how to please everyone’s desire for a genuine, unforgettable experience. It showcases the purest kinds of fascinating sites that would take you to an incredible journey to the past and present times. Located in the west central part of Ilocos Norte, Laoag City is the destination everyone would love to visit. It is one of the top tourist spots in Philippines where various Spanish colonial buildings, old and baroque churches, white-sand beaches, and museums are found.

One of the must-visit places in Laoag is the Museo Ilocos. Everything you need to know about the ancient history of Ilocos Norte is found here. The museum is filled with artifacts and relevant displays that showcase how its ancestors lived back in the olden days.

Another must-visit site of Laoag is the Shrinking Bell Tower. Tourists are often curious why the bell tower has that kind of name. It is said that back in olden days, the tower can fit a man on a horseback. But as years go by, it slowly shrunk little by little until one can’t enter the tower anymore without bending his body.
Located a few kilometers away from Laoag is a 17th century church everyone is encouraged to visit. This church is known as the Sta. Monica Church. Located in the town of Sarrat, Sta. Monica is considered the oldest church in the entire region of Ilocos and has the longest aisle among all Philippine churches. Built in the 17th century, the Sta. Monica Church is constructed with red bricks in an ornate and neo-classical style.



You may also visit Laoag’s other interesting places like the Tobacco Monopoly Monument, Laoag Market, and the famous Malacanang of the North. 

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Truly, one cannot miss such beautiful sites you can find only in Laoag. It’s time to explore more about what the past has for you. Start here, start with Laoag.


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