RoadTrip 09: Paoay, Ilocos Norte

Attraction: Paoay Church and Lake
Location: Paoay, Ilocos Norte
Date: April 8, 2009

I thought I could only see it in postcards... Until I meet this gorgeous architecture which dazzled me.

St. Augustine Church also known as "Paoay Church" was built from 1704 to 1894.

Build to withstand earthquakes, which is one of the most destructive calamities here in the Philippines, its walls are more than 3 feet thick, and all made of coral blocks, tree sap, stucco-plastered and lumber.

The Paoay Church was declared a national treasure by President Marcos in order to preserve its state. It is now included in UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

How to get there?
Few kilometers south from Laoag, turn right in Crossing Batac.


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