Vigan and Ilocos, Philippines

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Photos taken by David Stanley on a visit to Vigan, Paoay, and Laoag in Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte, Philippines.

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The Bantay church bell tower near Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines, also served as a watchtower. Ilocos, Vigan, Historic Architecture, Notre Dame, Philippines, Tower, Ink, Building, Music

The Bantay church bell tower (1591) near Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines, also served as a watchtower.

Local residents arrive to examine the catch of fishermen at Sitio Remedios in Currimao, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Ilocos, Vigan, Philippines, Norte

Local residents arrive to examine the catch of fishermen at Sitio Remedios in Currimao, Ilocos Norte, Philippines.

The Malacanang of the North on Paoay Lake near Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, is a former residence of the Marcos family, now a presidential museum. Ilocos, Vigan, Philippines, Museum, Mansions, House Styles, Home Decor, Norte, Luxury Houses

The Malacanang of the North on Paoay Lake near Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, is a former residence of the Marcos family, now a presidential museum.

Outrigger canoes line the beach at Sitio Remedios in Currimao, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Outrigger Canoe, Ilocos, Vigan, Canoes, Philippines, Beach, Norte, Seaside

Outrigger canoes line the beach at Sitio Remedios in Currimao, Ilocos Norte, Philippines.

The century Sinking Bell Tower at Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, is sinking at the rate of an inch a year. Ilocos, Vigan, San Francisco Ferry, 18th Century, Philippines, Tower, Travel, Norte, Viajes

The 18th century Sinking Bell Tower at Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, is sinking at the rate of an inch a year.

The Museo Ilocos Norte at Laoag, the Philippines, is housed in an old tabacalera (tobacco warehouse). Ilocos, Vigan, Warehouse, Philippines, House Styles, Home Decor, Norte, Museums, Magazine

The Museo Ilocos Norte at Laoag, the Philippines, is housed in an old tabacalera (tobacco warehouse).

The Church of San Agustin at Paoay, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, is supported by 26 stone buttresses. Ilocos, Vigan, Half Dome, Philippines, Mountains, Stone, Nature, Travel, Norte

The Church of San Agustin (1704) at Paoay, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, is supported by 26 stone buttresses.

The fortress-like Church of San Agustin at Paoay, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, is well protected against earthquakes by massive buttresses and a freestanding bell tower. Ilocos, Vigan, Notre Dame, Philippines, Vietnam, Tourism, Thailand, Asia, Tower

The fortress-like Church of San Agustin (1704) at Paoay, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, is well protected against earthquakes by massive buttresses and a freestanding bell tower.

The Magic Fountain on Plaza Salcedo in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines is turned on nightly at pm. Magic Fountain, Ilocos, Vigan, Philippines, Northern Lights, Norte, Aurora, Nordic Lights, Aurora Borealis

The Magic Fountain on Plaza Salcedo in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines is turned on nightly at 7:30 pm.

The Magic Fountain lights up Plaza Salcedo in front of St. Paul Cathedral in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Magic Fountain, Fountain Lights, Ilocos, Vigan, Light Up, Philippines, Cathedral, Mansions, House Styles

The Magic Fountain lights up Plaza Salcedo in front of St. Paul Cathedral in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines.

 Paul Cathedral in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines, was built in the earthquake Baroque style characteristic of many Spanish-era churches in the Philippines. Ilocos, Vigan, Baroque Fashion, Philippines, Cathedral, Spanish, Street View, Building, Style

St. Paul Cathedral (1800) in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines, was built in the earthquake Baroque style characteristic of many Spanish-era churches in the Philippines.

The Syquia Mansion in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines, is now a museum displaying hand crafted furniture and period artworks. Ilocos, Vigan, Valance Curtains, Philippines, Period, Artworks, Museum, Mansions, Furniture

The Syquia Mansion (1830) in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines, is now a museum displaying hand crafted furniture and period artworks.

Red Horse is a strong, full-flavored beer available only in the Philippines. It's a product of the San Miguel Brewery. Ilocos, Vigan, Hot Sauce Bottles, Brewery, Philippines, Strong, Horses, Red, Collections

Red Horse is a strong, full-flavored beer available only in the Philippines. It's a product of the San Miguel Brewery.

A calesa (horse-drawn carriage) passes Cafe Leona, a traditional restaurant in Vigan, Ilocos Sur. Vigan is the best preserved Spanish city in the Philippines. Ilocos, Vigan, Horse Drawn, Philippines, Spanish, Restaurant, Traditional, City, Animals

A calesa (horse-drawn carriage) passes Cafe Leona, a traditional restaurant in Vigan, Ilocos Sur. Vigan is the best preserved Spanish city in the Philippines.

The bell tower of Santa Maria Church in Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur, Philippines, is detached from the main building to protect against earthquakes. Santa Maria Church, Ilocos, Vigan, San Francisco Ferry, Philippines, Maine, Tower, Building, Travel

The bell tower (1810) of Santa Maria Church in Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur, Philippines, is detached from the main building to protect against earthquakes.