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“Laoag City Bell Tower” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sinking Bell Tower

Sinking Bell Tower
A. Bonifacio Street, Laoag, Luzon, Philippines
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Ranked #3 of 7 Attractions in Laoag
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Quezon City, Philippines
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Laoag City Bell Tower”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

As always, this historic landmark reminds one of the rich heritage of the Ilocanos. It is well preserved for generations to share!!!

Visited April 2013
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Pasig, Philippines
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“Impressive sight; underwhelming visit”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Even in the harsh daylight, the sight of this weathered bell tower is a powerful image. But once you get past the novelty of the sinking architecture, you realize it's really just another ill-preserved historical site. There's no option to explore the premises beyond the half-buried entrance. The view of the building has been marred by the necessity of overhead telecommunication wires. With some effort, this might be rehabilitated as a viable tourist attraction. But as it stands right now, it's not worth more than a brief photo op.

Visited November 2012
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Pasig, Philippines
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Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
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“Laoag's Landmark”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

The best time to see the Sinking Bell Tower is during night. It's beautiful and picturesque while it's illuminating the charming city.

Visited October 2012
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Dasmarinas City, Philippines
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“Sinking indeed!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

This is inlcluded on our tour of Laoag. Indeed, it is sinking, but they didn't allow people to go inside. Understandable, but the tourism could be improved though. They might as well widen the area of isolation so that people can take a good photo with it. :D

Visited March 2013
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Manila, Philippines
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“sinking tower in the middle of the city”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

the sinking bell tower is located within the city which is great. it is just a walking distance from our hotel. but the surrounding area area is actually a commercial place. such a busy place. it was hard to take pictures.

Visited March 2013
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