A One Day Cultural Heritage Tour Down South (Vigan, Paoay and Sitio Remedios)

Vigan Pottery

People come to Ilocos commonly for its distinct landscapes with cultural and natural charms. For the first time, I did an all-heritage trail with my Manila-based in-laws. They crave the flavors of old Ilocos.

Vigan Pottery

There’s so much to admire about the richness of Ilocos’s past and present. Vigan wasn’t shortlisted for the New 7 Wonders Cities of the World for nothing.

Ilocos Norte’s Paoay Church is likewise among the UNESCO Heritage Sites in the country.

In the town of Currimao, a heritage village by the sea was built by Dr. Joven Cuanang. Named Sitio Remedios, it comprises several moved and restored houses from the different towns of Ilocos, and its own kapilya (chapel).

BurnayBurnay-making in Vigan

Vigan PotteryLuto-lutuanCockatoosLigayThe Plant VendorVigan in PaintKusina FelicitasMongo at Bagnet

For lunch, we went to Kusina Felicitas (in Vigan) and savored mongo’t bagnet, pipian, Vigan longaniza, igado and crispy pata.

Avocado sorbetes awaited us at Calle Crisologo.

SorbetesAvocado SorbetesManga't  BagoongCalesaSwimwearManokThe Plant VendorPaoay ChurchBougainvilleaNana Rosa's ChichacornNana Rosa

For pasalubong, we headed directly to the source of Ilocos cornik or chichacorn like how Nana Rosa brands her famous chichirya.

Below are photos taken at Sitio Remedios. So refreshing in this day and age.

Sitio RemediosDuyanSitio  RemediosSitio RemediosSitio RemediosSitio RemediosSitio RemediosSitio RemediosSitio RemediosKapilya at Sitio RemediosRootSitio Remedios
Photographed by Blauearth © Blauearth™ All Rights Reserved 2009-2014

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