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Laoag


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Laoag is the capital of Ilocos Norte. It is 487 kilometers away from Metro Manila. There are only a few tourist spots to see here. It is, however, a good base for exploring neighboring areas.


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MUST SEE/ACTIVITIES:


Sites:

sinking bell tower
sinking bell tower
sinking bell tower

Description:
the Sinking Bell Tower which dates back to around 1783..........the bell tower is called as such because earth movements have over the centuries caused it to sink and visitors need to bend and stoop to get through the entrance........

museo ilocos norte
museo ilocos norte
museo ilocos norte

Description:
you'll find many old items here that filipinos used for their everyday life a long time ago..... if you want to see how a typical ancestral house looks like, you can also find it inside....

Directions
near the ilocos norte capitol building.... it's the brick structure to your left if you're facing the capitol building..

inside fort ilocandia
inside fort ilocandia
fort ilocandia

Description:
i wanted to see what the buzz is all about so we took a tricycle and went to see fort ilocandia...... the place is pretty!


Address:
Barangay 37, Calayab, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, 29

Directions:
take a tricycle and tell the driver to take you there.....

Phone:
(63-77) 772-1166

Website:
http://www.fortilocandia.com.ph/

Other Contact:
info@fortilocandia.com.ph
sand dunes
sand dunes
sand dunes

Description:
near fort ilocandia



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FOOD and RESTOS:


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HOTEL and ACCOMODATIONS
some resto inside fort ilocandia
some resto inside fort ilocandia
the only 5-star hotel in northern luzon - Fort Ilocandia

Description:
we only visited this hotel for a peek and the hotel is awesome..... i'll make sure to stay here the next time i visit ilocos norte...

Unique Qualities:
complete amenities.... swimming pool, golf course, beach, water sports, gym, shops, spa, casino, restos, etc

Directions:
from laoag city's capitol hail a tricycle to take you at fort ilocandia....fare is Php70.00/tricycle


Address:
Barangay 37, Calayab, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, 2900 Philippines

Contact Nos:
(63-77) 772-1166
Website:
http://www.fortilocandia.com.ph/

Other Contact:
info@fortilocandia.com.ph

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NIGHTLIFE


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OFF THE BEATEN PATH


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TOURIST TRAPS


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WARNINGS OR DANGERS


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GETTING THERE and AROUND
pagudpud to laoag bus
pagudpud to laoag bus
buses to laoag from pagudpud


Getting TO:
you can take a minibus from pagudpud's town proper to laoag....
fare = Php60.00
travel time = 1 1/2 to 2 hrs

jeepneys
jeepneys
hire jeepneys for a tour to nearby towns


Getting AROUND:
you can hire a jeep to take you around the laoag and to the nearest towns (paoay, batac, etc)
fare = Php700/jeep for 4 hours

trikes
trikes
trikes


Getting AROUND:
you can take a tricycle anywhere around laoag....



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Culture


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PACKING LIST
sunblock
your favorite shades
camera
tripod
memory/CF card/rolls of film

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SHOPPING:
sweetened singkamas
sweetened singkamas
sweetened singkamas


What to Buy:
sweetened singkamas
What to Pay:
Php10.00 (you can buy this inside the ilocos norte museum)



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GENERAL TIPS:

some links:
    ilocos-norte online
     marlin's laoag gallery


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