Thursday, February 25, 2016

A Visit to Paoay, Ilocos Norte

Coming from Kapurpurawan Rock Formation, we headed straight to Marcos Museum and Mausoleum. Then we visited the famous Paoay Church, also known as St. Augustine Church. Considered as one of UNESCO World Heritage Site because it's one of the oldest baroque architecture in the Philippines. It was built on 1700 during Spanish Era. Because of its heavy architecture with enormous buttresses on the sides and back of the church, it had withstand several earthquakes that had occurred for several centuries.

After visiting the church, we headed to Paoay Sand Dunes. It is a long stretched of sand formed from strong wind and current. This is a common shooting place for local films such as Panday and Himala. It was also used and becoming known in foreign films. 

For an amount of P500 each, we experienced a thrilling ride on a 4*4 truck and sand surfing. Me, doing the stand sand surfing, gave me a feeling doing an action stunt. :) Ilocos experience will never be complete without this exhilarating experience.

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