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Crisologo Museum

Crisologo Museum and Memorabilia in Vigan, Ilocos Sur is a nice place to reminisce your history. One of the best known museum up north, Crisologo lets you go back in time

Mount Tapyas Cross

Mount Tapyas is the mountain with cross on top, with a view deck overlooking Coron town and nearby islands.. It is more than 2,000 feet above sea level. It will take 35 minutes to hike to the top, 717 well paved concrete steps. A gift to the town from Governor Reyes of Palawan a local of Coron. It is noted to have the best sunrise and sunset view from Coron.

Pinatubo Crater

Mount Pinatubo is an active stratovolcano located on the island of Luzon, at the intersection of the borders of the Philippine provinces of Zambales, Tarlac, and Pampanga. It is located in the Cabusilan Mountain range separating the west coast of Luzon from the central plains, and is 42 km west of the dormant and more prominent Mount Arayat, occasionally mistaken for Pinatubo. Ancestral Pinatubo was a stratovolcano made of andesite and dacite. Before 1991, the mountain was inconspicuous and heavily eroded. It was covered in dense forest which supported a population of several thousand indigenous people, the Aeta, who had fled to the mountains from the lowlands during the protracted Spanish conquest of the Philippines which first commenced in 1565.

The volcano's ultra-Plinian eruption in June 1991 produced the second largest terrestrial eruption of the 20th century and the largest eruption in living memory. The colossal 1991 eruption had a Volcanic Explosivity Index of 6, and came some 450–500 years after the volcano's last known eruptive activity , and some 1000 years after previous VEI 6 eruptive activity. Successful predictions of the onset of the climactic eruption led to the evacuation of tens of thousands of people from the surrounding areas, saving many lives, but surrounding areas were severely damaged by pyroclastic flows, ash deposits, and later by lahars caused by rainwater remobilizing earlier volcanic deposits: thousands of houses and other buildings were destroyed. 

The word 'pinatubo' means 'to have made grow' in Tagalog and Sambal, which may suggest a knowledge of its previous eruption in about AD 1500, although there is no oral tradition among local people of earlier large eruptions. Pinatubo might instead mean a fertile place where crops can be made to grow. An indigenous group of people, the Aetas also spelled as Ayta, had lived on the slopes of the volcano and in surrounding areas for several centuries, having fled the lowlands to escape persecution by the Spanish. They were a hunter-gatherer people who were extremely successful in surviving in the dense jungles of the area. These people also grew some staple crops such as wheat, barley and rice.

Bangui Windmill

Here is a place where beauty and practicality coincides. Bangui Windmill provide the power and electricity to most of Ilocos Region. Due to their windy weather, windmill is very effective power source.

Bangui Windmills in Ilocos Norte, 15 windmills 70m hight lined up in the bay Bangui a state of the art structure built by Northwind Power Development Corporation. One of the most visited places in Ilocos Norte.

Aside from that, this place has become a tourist spot not only for local but international crowd. I had seen a lot of prenup pictorial done in Bangui Windmill.

Sumaging Cave

One of the best spelunking expeditions in the Philipines, the Sumaging Cave in Sagada is exhilaratingly beautiful. Exploring Sumaging Cave, the cave is good for at least 2 hours and would test your phsyical fitness! Expect a lot of balancing acts, crawling, wall rapelling. Also the cave guano deposit all around the place so prepare an extra shirt and lots of drinking water. highlights of the sumaging cave are the rock formations and underground river or stream.

Nuestra Senora Church

Nuestra Senora Church

Ilocandia Beach

Ilocandia Beach

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