The Sangbay Falls is located in Gusing Sur, Naguilian in La Union Province. Getting to the Sangbay Waterfalls requires a one hour hike. From the mountain top water cascades down and splashes through big rocks that give a panoramic view of the stream leading to magnificent falls with an enticing lagoon formed in the base ready to take a plunge of whoever wishes to see the falls. Continue reading
The Kedlap Burial Cave is located in Allabok, Bagulin, in La Union Province. At the Kedlap Cave, which is an improvised shallow cave underneath a large boulder, wooden coffins can be found
sheltered by the boulder. With its cultural significance, the Kedlap Burial Cave was declared as National Cultural Treasure in 1977. Its other tourist attractions are the Tagudtud People’s Park, Losloi Falls, and Tili ti Nuang Falls. Continue reading
The Poro Point Freeport Zone is located at Poro Point, San Fernando City, La Union. The Poro Point Freeport Zone was formerly known as the Wallace Air Station. Subsequently, Proclamation No. 216 issued on July 27, 1993, transferred the lands to the BCDA and declared the area as a Special Economic and Freeport Zone. The zone is home to the San Fernando Airport, which recently completed a P550-million peso upgrade into a regional airport of international standards that can accommodate larger aircrafts, such as Boeing 737 and Airbus 320. Also, the 30-hectare San Fernando international seaport can accommodate all types of vehicles such as: cruise ships, roll-on roll-off vessels, motor tankers, barges, cargo vessels, motor tugboats, passenger vessels and fishing boats. Continue reading
The southern Kankanaey are linguistically linked with their northern neighbors, the northern Kankanay. In cultural terms, they comprise a very distinct group. They occupy the area drained by the Amburayan rivers. They are more similar to the Ibaloi to the south, and like them, the Kankanaey are in the province of Benguet in the northwest and the rest in the old Amburayan area in the highlands above northern La Union, southern Ilocos Sur, and the southern sections of Mountain Province. Although many cultural traits are shared with the Ibaloy, the languages of the two are not related since the affinity of Inibaloi is Continue reading
The Ma-Cho Temple is a Chinese Temple located in the heart of San Fernando City in La Union province. The location is over looking the South China Sea. It also houses the Image of Our Lady of Casaysay. Built in 1975. the edifice was built by San Fernando City’s substantial Chinese community under the leadership of Jose D. Aspiras and Mr. Dy Keh Hio, father of Aldrico Dy.
With an elevation of 70 above sea level, the temple is a towering (about 7 stories), 11-tiered, multi-hued attraction on a more than one hectare of lot and accessible by separate routes.
Bacsil Ridge is one of the most famous battle sites in the region. This is found in a mountainous terrain about 10 kilometers east of the city proper. It was the border of the Japanese Line established in mid-January 1945 and the Joint 121st Infantry Regiment of USAPIF-NI. A monument stands in the ridge to commemorate the hard-fought and won battle in the city. The Bacsil Ridge, located in San Fernando City, La Union, is a monument built to signify the heroic deeds of the Ilocanos who fought the fierce battles that ensued during World War II. The Battle of Bacsil Ridge, which took place in March 1945, was the turning point in the anti-Japanese campaign and is considered as Continue reading
The main livelihood of the townspeople of Burgos, La Union which is farming, manifest itself in this breathtaking view of green fields. This rice fields located at Bolikewkew, Delles, Burgos is a peek of Banaue Rice Terraces. The mountains surrounding these terraces are good venues for hiking and mountain climbing.
Although not as popular and not close to the spectacular grandeur of the 2000-year old Hagdan-Hagdang Palayan ng Banaue more commonly known as Banaue Rice Terraces, referred as the “Eighth Wonder of the World” Bolikewkew Rice Terraces is an accessible alternative.
La Union Science Centrum and Museum (LUSCM), the first-ever interactive hands-on discovery museum in the North, provides a practical and exciting alternative to formal education through interactive exhibits and its portable Planetarium. LUSCM is a learning center for everyone. It is an environment where science is portrayed as a dynamic and active process more than just a collection of facts and figures. It encourages children and adults alike to explore, interact and appreciate science and technology, culture and environment.
Thunderbird at Poro Point has captured the hearts of many tourists, both local and foreign with its breathtaking view of the white sand next to the blue ocean. Hence, the resort became an instant favorite when it comes to Philippine tourists spots in no time. With the beach being its main tourist attraction, we have a lot more to offer than just swimming. Activities such as playing basketball and golf may be enjoyed by the whole family. There is also a spa and an infinity pool if you just want to have a relaxing day.
During the Spanish times, a settlement was a place where there were about 200 families. Around this area, there were two settlements, San Vicente de Balanac and San Guillermo de Dalangdang. San Vicente de Balanac was along the coast and during summer, when the sea was calm and perfect for sailing, pirates would come and plunder settlement, taking along with them the women and children leaving behind them a trail of blood. San Guillermo de Dalangdang, however was at the foot of the Cordillera mountains, and during summer, when the fire trees were in bloom, the populace was attacked by headhunters who saw in the red flowers the fire trees as a sign of the gods asking for human offering.