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Cape Bojeador Lighthouse, Ilocos Norte
Built in 1892, the lighthouse stands on a promontory in Burgos, 45 kilometers north of Laoag City. It still sends out signals to ships passing by the Cape facing the northern portion of the South China Sea. The highest lighthouse in the Philippines.
Tobacco Monopoly Monument, Ilocos Norte
The monument was constructed at the foot of the Marcos Bridge to serve as a memorial to the lifting of the Tobacco Monopoly which from 1872 to 1881 gave the Ilocos untold miseries as they were obliged to plant tobacco to be delivered solely to the government.
General Ricarte National Shrine, Ilocos Norte
Built in honor of General Artemio Ricarte, a native of Batac and a revolutionary hero. He is being remembered every July of every year.
Aglipay Shrine, Ilocos Norte
Found in Pinili, Ilocos Norte. In memory of the most colorful revolutionary figure, Fr. Gregorio Aglipay, that stood squarely behind the oppressed people of God when he founded his protestant sect known as the Filipino Independent Church.
Juan Luna Shrine, Ilocos Norte
Located in Badoc, the restored house is a repository of the memorabilia of the famous Luna family foremost are the paintings of Juan Luna which include a reproduction of his masterpiece, the Spolarium.
Marcos Museum & Mausoleum, Ilocos Norte
The ancestral house of the Marcoses in Batac showcases the memorabilia of the late President Ferdinand E. Marcos. Batac is 471 kilometers north of Manila.
Malacañang of the North, Ilocos Norte
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.
Paoay Church, Ilocos Norte
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.
Anuplig Waterfalls, Ilocos Norte
Several waterfalls exist in this remote town of Adams. LocalGuides were trained to accompany adventurers. The nearest is 5 kilometers away from the town proper.
Paoay Lake National Park, Ilocos Norte
The landlocked lake located 3 kilometers away from the sea in Suba, Paoay has an area of 470 hectares. Declared as a National Park under Republic Act 5631 on June 21, 1969, its environs has been turned into a sports complex.
Abang Falls, Ilocos Norte
The falls cascade like the Hinulugang Taktak in Rizal and is accessible by jeepney from the Bangui townproper.
Bangui-Pagudpud Beach, Ilocos Norte
This stretch of beaches in the two municipalities are earmarked for development as tourism estates.
St. William's Cathedral, Ilocos Norte
The Augustinians built the church of Italian Renaissance design in 1612. Its unique 2-storey facade is held by four pairs of coupled columns. The deeply recessed niche shows the image of the Patron Saint of Laoag City.
Sta. Monica Church, Ilocos Norte
Built facing the river in Sarrat, approximately 7 kilometers east of Laoag, this century-old church is of Neo-classical and Baroque architecture.Beside it is a ruin of an old building & a museum.
Sinking Bell Tower, Ilocos Norte
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.
Wind Mills, Ilocos Norte
Situated in the coastal town of Bangui. Supplies electrical energy to the community & nearby towns.
You do need to be very careful about food spoiling when you transport it for the holidays. You definitely don’t want to get anyone sick due to food poisoning. If it will be hot or you are traveling a long distance avoid foods such as potato salad with mayonnaise that can easily spoil quickly. Be prepared for delays too because the amount of people traveling on the roads over the holidays can result in the food being in your car for hours more than you had originally anticipated. How to Travel with Food for the Holidays?