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.
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.
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.
The 300 hectares Marcos Park in Pugo has been tagged for rehabilitation and further development. Best dive are Fagg Reef and Research Reef. .
CHURCHES AND RELIGIOUS SHRINES Agoo Apparotion Site - The highly publicized divine visitations of the Virgin Mary in San Antonio have established Agoo as a destination of Marian devotees.
Shrine of our Lady of Charity - The Agoo Basilica enshrines the miraculous image of Our Lady of Charity.
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.
HISTORICAL SITES 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.
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.
Luna WatchTower - Built during pre-Spanish times as lookout point for impending attack by pirates.
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.
The Old "Presidencia" of Agoo - Housed artifacts and other pieces of cultural importance to Ilocanos.
Tomb of Unknown Soldier, Poro Point Junction - Built as a tribute to the heroism of the soldiers who fought in World War II.
Usafip-NL Military Shrine and Park, Luna - Formerly Camp Spencer, General Headquarters of USAFIP-NL
MAJOR ATTRACTIONS 1. Marcos Park 2. Agoo Basilica 3. Bauang Beach & Dive Spots 4. Battle of San Fernando Marker 5. Fil-Chinese Temple 6. Macho Temple 7. Museo de la Union 8. Tomb of Unknown Soldier 9. Wallace Air Station 10. Bacsil Ridge 11. Botanical Garden 12. San Juan Beach 13. Baroro Bridge Marker 14. USAFIP-NL
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