Gem of the North: The Quiet Yet Charming Ilocos Norte; Sarinah Soliano; Tours4Fun

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Want to head north?

Take a break from the big, bustling city of Manila and let the winds of the north guide you to Ilocos Norte.

The hometown of former President Marcos, Ilocos Norte is a great vacation destination for travelers. There’s lush vegetation, rich history, pristine beaches, and well –adventure!

It wouldn’t come as a surprise if this region is included as one of the top Philippine travel destinations among Filipino tourists. The place is seriously getting a lot of attention lately.

Eager to visit? Let your mind drift to the most fascinating spots in this quiet yet charming faraway town.

Malacañang of the North

The official residence of the Marcoses when the late Ferdinand E. Marcos Sr. was still the president, Malacañang of the North sits on the shores of Paoay Lake and has well-tendered gardens. Former First Lady Imelda Marcos gave this house to her husband as a gift. It was one of the properties sequestered from the Marcoses after Marcos Sr. was ousted as president.

After 20 years in the care of the government, Malacañang of the North was given back to the Ilocos Norte local government.

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