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This part of our Ilocos Tour. The Laoag sinking bell tower is one of Laoag City’s most famous... read more

Reviewed July 18, 2018
Its sinking every year

According to kuya jerome our driver/tour guide, the square that we saw is already a window. The... read more

Reviewed April 5, 2018
Batangas City, Philippines
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I see this famous landmark of ilocos this great bell I have picture for remembrance I can't wait to came back again to ilocos Norte thank you to our guide Mr. Louie take care

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jhet3450
Reviewed October 29, 2018

the bell sinking tower of laoag city is the famous landmark in the city, not only because of the good and beautiful attaction but it is the memory of the spanish colonialism of the philippines. this was built in 1580

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed August 22, 2018

This place is historical. And it's near their cathedral which is picturesque. It's worth the visit. Just get to know the story behind it.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank noelleangela
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

Saw this bell tower two years ago and returned today. It's still standing and looking much the same. One of the main landmarks of Laoag and within walking distance of St Williams Cathedral - so both sites can be conveniently visited at the same time....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 18, 2018

This part of our Ilocos Tour. The Laoag sinking bell tower is one of Laoag City’s most famous landmarks in fact one of the top Ilocos Norte tourist attractions. According to our guide, the tower is sinking as it is so heavy and was built...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 5, 2018

According to kuya jerome our driver/tour guide, the square that we saw is already a window. The door was already on underground. It is sinking every year because of the sand where it was built.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed February 22, 2018

This unusual structure is sinking, courtesy of the soft loam on which it was built. Its companion cathedral is nearby. You cannot enter the building but its colour and remnant of a doorway [originally to allow for a mounted man to ride through] make it...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

Visited this when we went to laoag city, it's a great landmark to ensure you don't get lost. The actual building has slowly sank so the entrance was once tall enough that you coulkd ride through in horseback but now you would have stoop just...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank GusCraig
Reviewed January 2, 2018 via mobile

It's unique to see only takes a few minutes. Like the rest of the country don't get over run by trikes, the kings of the road.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank John H
Reviewed December 25, 2017

the bell is unique and is in the middle of the street, very interesting. We went here as a stop over, the Church nearby is amazing.

Date of experience: December 2017
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November 27, 2017|
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Response from Mary-Grace T | Reviewed this property |
There is no fee for Sinking Bell Tower attraction.
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December 25, 2014|
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Response from Gilbertchan000 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, sorry for the late reply. Sorry, I haven't heard of Paoay Lake. Tourist came to visit Paoay Church but not Paoay Lake. Thanks for the question
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Hi My hotel quoted me PHP7500 for a day tour to Ilocos Norte up to Laoag and drop me off at Laoag airport. I plan to visit Paoay church, Malacanang of the North, The Sinking Bell Tower and maybe the Marcos Museum and Mausoleum. Is the rate justifiable?
January 22, 2018|
Response fromtommomelbourne|
I paid less than half that price a few years ago. Here is my trip report with the drivers details that I used. You need to check if they are still operating <<< https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/ShowTopic-g42… >>>