Linggo, Oktubre 9, 2011

Tourist spot in ilocos Region

Region 1 was first inhabited by the aboriginal Negritos before they were pushed by successive waves of Malay immigrants that penetrated the narrow coast. Tingguians in the interior, Ilocanos in the north, and Pangasinense in the south settled the region.

A one hour scenic drive along the country side and the coast of Ilocos Norte is Pagudpud Beach showcasing the local flavor of Northern Luzon. Pagudpud Beach boast of prestine white sand beaches comparable to other world class Philippine destinations. Pagudpud offers other activities like treking and other ecological land adventures.

A windmill is a machine which converts the energy of wind into rotational energy by means of vanes called sails or blades. Originally windmills were developed for milling grain for food production. In the course of history the windmill was adapted to many other industrial uses.An important application was to pump water. Windmills used for generating electricity are commonly known as wind turbines.

Ilocos Norte Sand Dunes is unique in the country and stretches from the municipality of Currimao in the north and winds it’s way to La Paz, Laoag City, then to Suba, Paoay and finally in Pasuquin in the south with a total of 52 square miles.

Paoay Church (also known as the St. Augustine Church in Paoay) is a historical church located in Paoay, Ilocos Norte. During the Philippine Revolution in 1898, its coral stone bell tower was used by the Katipuneros as an observation post. Paoay Church is part of the UNESCO World Heritage List. It currently is a property of the Diocese of Laoag, Ilocos Norte.

This elegant hotel, situated 45-minutes from Kaohsiung, is perfectly located for exploring this area. Guests will enjoy a prime location that is the only superior first class property in the north, sprawling on 77-hectares of land amidst sand dunes and nine kilometers of excellent sandy beach. The hotel features on-site restaurants: Full Moon Chinese Restaurants, Flamingo Teppanyaki, Bar-B-Q, each of which is decorated in a unique theme that is perfect for a romantic dinner or casual gathering. The Fort Ilocandia Resort Hotel is the perfect property for guests who want a distinct seaside atmosphere and a comprehensive selection of on-site amenities.

The sinking bell tower is one of Laoag City’s most famous landmarks in fact one of the top Ilocos Norte tourist attractions. The structure is claimed to be the most solid and tallest bell tower in the Philippines. This massive 45-meter (150 foot) bell tower was also built by the Augustinians in 1612.
The tower is sinking as it is so heavy and was built on sandy foundations which are too soft. They say that a person was once able to once ride on horseback into the tower and now a person has to stoop to get through the vaulted entrance. They also allow tourists to climb the stairs to the

Currimao is known for its rock formations (which pretty much looked like dried up coral beds that stretch along most of its coastline fronting the South China Sea and the spectacular sunsets at Pangil. Among the rock formations, there are little lagoons which are nice for swimming. There are almost no accommodations here save for 2-4 open-air huts scattered along the coastline. Most just drive to the area and then leave in the late afternoon. The island of Badoc (of Badoc town) meanwhile is a surfing destination secret and not much is known of the area except that a few intrepid Australians surf the area.