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'''La Union''' is a rovnce in [[Ilocos Region]], [[Philippines]]
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''For the La Unión province of El Salvador, see [[La Unión Department, El Salvador]].''
  
==Get in==
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'''La Union''' is a province in the [[Ilocos Region]] of the [[Philippines]].
  
San Fernando is the capital of La Union province and is occasionally confused with its counterpart in Pampanga. The city exhibits a strong Chinese influence, with the large Macho Temple and the smaller Fil-Chinese Pagoda major attractions to visitors. Freedom Park affords an excellent view of the city and the Luzon sea. The Museo de La Union has displays highlighting the history and culture of the province. La Union Botanical and Zoological Garden showcases a wide variety of flora and fauna displays.
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==Regions==
  
San Juan features an excellent beach, which attracts surfers who are eager to enjoy the well-shaped waves, which occur during most of the year, with the exception of the summer months.
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[[Image: Tricycles in San Fernando, La Union.jpg|thumb|240px|White Tricycles in La Union]]
  
Agoo is the starting point for the Marcos Highway, which leads to Baguio, and is the site of the Agoo Basilica, regarded as the most beautiful church in the region. The province was the site of fierce fighting during World War II and monuments include the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Battle of San Fernando Marker in San Fernando, Baroro Bridge Marker, Luna Military Shrine and Park, and Bacsil Ridge.
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==Cities==
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* San Fernando City
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* [[San Juan (La Union)|San Juan]]
  
The 300 hectares Marcos Park in Pugo has been tagged for rehabilitation and further development. Best dive are Fagg Reef and Research Reef. .
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==Attractions==
  
==Get around==
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*'''Basic Ridge''', Located 9 kilometers northeast of San Fernando town proper through the Imperial Army in the province. The Ridge constituted the East Flank of the 121st Infantry of the United States Armed Forces in the Philippines, Northern Luzon (USAFIP NL) during the Liberation in 1945
  
'''CHURCHES AND RELIGIOUS SHRINES'''
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*'''Wallace Air Station'''.
Agoo Apparotion Site - The highly publicized divine visitations of the Virgin Mary in San Antonio have established Agoo as a destination of Marian devotees.
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This 101 hectares of base land located at the end of Poro Point in San Fernando was acquired in 1903 for the United States Cavalry.
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It was the home of the 848th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron which provided logistics and administrative support to other radar detachments under its chain of command.
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Formally turned-over by the United States to the Republic of the Philippines on September 16, 1991, the Bases conversion Development Authority is overseeing the plans for the conversion of the area into a prime tourism and industrial estate.
  
Shrine of our Lady of Charity - The Agoo Basilica enshrines the miraculous image of Our Lady of Charity.
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*'''Tomb of the Unknown Soldier'''. Built as a tribute to the heroism of the soldiers who fought during the last World War, the marker stands at the junction leading to the Poro Point.  
  
Shrine of Our Lady of Namacpacan, Luna - The century-old church of St. Catherine in Luna houses the miraculous image of Our Lady of Namacpacan, patroness of Ilocano travelers.
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*'''Battle of San Fernando Marker'''. Situated at the northwestern portion of the Town Plaza, inscribed is an account of how the Battle was started and won ebabling the establishment of the United States Army Base Base M at Poro Point which was eventually used as a build up area for the projected invasion of Japan. San Fernando is 264 kilometers north of Manila.
  
'''HISTORICAL SITES'''
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*'''Luna Watchtower'''. This rotund structure built along the shore in Luna during the Pre-Spanish time was used as look-out point for impending attacks by pirates.
Bacsil Ridge, San Fernando - Here stands a monument signifying the heroic deed of the Aklanons who fought the fierce battles that ensued during World War II.
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Baroro Bridge Marker, Bacnotan - Marks the first victory by the Luzon Guerillas over a Japanese armed unit before the American Liberation Forces landed in Luzon.
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*'''Baroro Bridge Marker'''. The siege of Baroro in Bacnotan started the operation to liberate San Fernando. This marked the first victory of the Luzon Guerrillas over a Japanese armed unit before the American Liberation forces landed on Luzon. The marker stands at the southern approach of the briedge approximately 14 kilometers north of San Fernando.
  
Luna WatchTower - Built during pre-Spanish times as lookout point for impending attack by pirates.
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*'''USAFIP, NL Military Shrine and Park'''. Camp Spencer, the general headquarters of the USAFIP, NL located along Darigayos Cove in Luna is reserved as a Military Shrine and Park by virtue of Proclamation 590 signed by President Fidel V. Ramos on June 1, 1995. Darigayos is approximately 34.2 kilometers north of San Fernando accessible through the Bitalag Junction in Bacnotan or through Balaoan
  
Museo de La Union - Located at the Provincial Capitol ground in San Fernando, the Museum showcases archeological finds in La Union of the Pre-Spanish period.
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==Understand==
  
The Old "Presidencia" of Agoo - Housed artifacts and other pieces of cultural importance to Ilocanos.
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==Talk==
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Ilocano is the common dialect.
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The residents of the coastal barangay of Sto. Tomas and Rosario also speak Pangasinense while the cultural communities in the towns bordering the Cordillera speak Ibaloi or Kankanacy. English and Filipino remain as basic tools of instruction in schools.
  
Tomb of Unknown Soldier, Poro Point Junction - Built as a tribute to the heroism of the soldiers who fought in World War II.
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==Get in==
  
Usafip-NL Military Shrine and Park, Luna - Formerly Camp Spencer, General Headquarters of USAFIP-NL
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Bus run 24h a day (at least one a hour) from Manila, Dau Terminal near Clark Airport(around 4h),and Vigan.
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Several buses run during the day from Baguio(less than 2h).
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==Get around==
  
 
==See==
 
==See==
  
'''MAJOR ATTRACTIONS'''
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===Itineraries===
1. Marcos Park
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2. Agoo Basilica
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3. Bauang Beach & Dive Spots
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4. Battle of San Fernando Marker
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5. Fil-Chinese Temple
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6. Macho Temple
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7. Museo de la Union
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8. Tomb of Unknown Soldier
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9. Wallace Air Station
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10. Bacsil Ridge
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11. Botanical Garden
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12. San Juan Beach
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13. Baroro Bridge Marker
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14. USAFIP-NL
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==Do==
 
==Do==
 
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* Learn to surf on the black volcanic sand beaches of La Union. While the waves aren't Hawaii by any stretch of the imagination, the gently sloping beaches provide a steady supply of trainer waves. Seasoned surfers will yawn and stay in the bar. It's 200php/hour for board rental at Seabay, San Juan (Jeepney from San Fernando to Seabay is 10php)
==Buy==
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* [http://myscubadives.com/dive-sites/southeast-asia/philippines/luzon/la-union/ Go Diving!]
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==
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==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
  
Agoo Playa   
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* <sleep name="Thunderbird Resort Poro Point" alt="" address="VOA Compound, Pennsylvania Avenue" directions="" phone="(+6372) 888-7777" url="http://www.thunderbird-asia.com/resorts/poro-point" checkin="" checkout="" price="From PHP 4687.50" lat="" long="">A/C rooms equipped with LCD tv, free Wi-Fi access, coffee and tea maker. Some of its facilities and services are restaurant, pool bar and swimming pool.</sleep>
San Nicholas West, Agoo, La Union
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*<sleep name="North Mandarin Hotel & Restaurant" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="">Basic but clean. 300/350php fan wo/w(but no shower) WC. No wi-fi, only on the restaurant.</sleep>
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Cabaña Beach Resort
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Cabaña Beach Resort, Inc. Bauang, La Union
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Coconut Grove Beach Resort
 
Km 263 National Highway, 2501 Bauang, La Union
 
 
Eastside Resort Hotel
 
National Highway, Paringao Bauang, La Union 2501 Philippines
 
 
El Caseron Beach Resort
 
Santiago Norte Caba, La Union
 
 
Hotel Mikka
 
Quezon Avenue, San Fernando City, La Union
 
 
Koala Lodge
 
Bauang Beach, Pagdalagan Sur, La Union, 2501
 
 
La Union Country Resort Hotel, Inc.
 
Sevilla, San Fernando City, La Union
 
 
Puerto de San Juan Resort Hotel
 
Ili Sur, San Juan La Union
 
  
 
==Get out==
 
==Get out==
  
http://www.globalpinoy.com/travel
 
 
La Union Investments, Philippines
 
http://www.la-union-investments.com.ph/
 
Invest now in beautiful La Union Province, Philippines
 
 
Official Website of City of San Fernando
 
http://www.sflu.com/city/
 
Botanical Garden City of the North.
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 13:41, 11 January 2013

For the La Unión province of El Salvador, see La Unión Department, El Salvador.

La Union is a province in the Ilocos Region of the Philippines.

Contents

Regions[edit]

White Tricycles in La Union

Cities[edit]

Attractions[edit]

  • Basic Ridge, Located 9 kilometers northeast of San Fernando town proper through the Imperial Army in the province. The Ridge constituted the East Flank of the 121st Infantry of the United States Armed Forces in the Philippines, Northern Luzon (USAFIP NL) during the Liberation in 1945
  • Wallace Air Station.

This 101 hectares of base land located at the end of Poro Point in San Fernando was acquired in 1903 for the United States Cavalry. It was the home of the 848th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron which provided logistics and administrative support to other radar detachments under its chain of command. Formally turned-over by the United States to the Republic of the Philippines on September 16, 1991, the Bases conversion Development Authority is overseeing the plans for the conversion of the area into a prime tourism and industrial estate.

  • Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Built as a tribute to the heroism of the soldiers who fought during the last World War, the marker stands at the junction leading to the Poro Point.
  • Battle of San Fernando Marker. Situated at the northwestern portion of the Town Plaza, inscribed is an account of how the Battle was started and won ebabling the establishment of the United States Army Base Base M at Poro Point which was eventually used as a build up area for the projected invasion of Japan. San Fernando is 264 kilometers north of Manila.
  • Luna Watchtower. This rotund structure built along the shore in Luna during the Pre-Spanish time was used as look-out point for impending attacks by pirates.
  • Baroro Bridge Marker. The siege of Baroro in Bacnotan started the operation to liberate San Fernando. This marked the first victory of the Luzon Guerrillas over a Japanese armed unit before the American Liberation forces landed on Luzon. The marker stands at the southern approach of the briedge approximately 14 kilometers north of San Fernando.
  • USAFIP, NL Military Shrine and Park. Camp Spencer, the general headquarters of the USAFIP, NL located along Darigayos Cove in Luna is reserved as a Military Shrine and Park by virtue of Proclamation 590 signed by President Fidel V. Ramos on June 1, 1995. Darigayos is approximately 34.2 kilometers north of San Fernando accessible through the Bitalag Junction in Bacnotan or through Balaoan

Understand[edit]

Talk[edit]

Ilocano is the common dialect. The residents of the coastal barangay of Sto. Tomas and Rosario also speak Pangasinense while the cultural communities in the towns bordering the Cordillera speak Ibaloi or Kankanacy. English and Filipino remain as basic tools of instruction in schools.

Get in[edit]

Bus run 24h a day (at least one a hour) from Manila, Dau Terminal near Clark Airport(around 4h),and Vigan. Several buses run during the day from Baguio(less than 2h).

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

Itineraries[edit]

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Learn to surf on the black volcanic sand beaches of La Union. While the waves aren't Hawaii by any stretch of the imagination, the gently sloping beaches provide a steady supply of trainer waves. Seasoned surfers will yawn and stay in the bar. It's 200php/hour for board rental at Seabay, San Juan (Jeepney from San Fernando to Seabay is 10php)
  • Go Diving!

Eat[edit][add listing]

Drink[edit][add listing]

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Thunderbird Resort Poro Point, VOA Compound, Pennsylvania Avenue, (+6372) 888-7777, [1]. A/C rooms equipped with LCD tv, free Wi-Fi access, coffee and tea maker. Some of its facilities and services are restaurant, pool bar and swimming pool. From PHP 4687.50.  edit
  • North Mandarin Hotel & Restaurant. Basic but clean. 300/350php fan wo/w(but no shower) WC. No wi-fi, only on the restaurant.  edit


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