We woke up 5 AM and had breakfast at 6:30 AM. We're able to leave the house around 9 AM. Before proceeding to Ilocos Sur we had a detour at Juan Luna Shrine (Dambanang Juan Luna) in Badoc, Ilocos Norte. It's good that we avail a tour package since not everyone doing DIY tour had a chance to visit this place since buses passing through Badoc won't pass the shrine's exact location. Hidden gem it is!
Badoc is the birthplace of the illustrious master and patriot Juan Luna y Novicio, older brother of General Antonio Luna, both of them being Filipino heroes.
Juan Luna Shrine is a two- ...
When I was planning a trip to Ilocos, I ambitiously want to visit all the places around with a DIY itinerary, unfortunately I find it hard to find one that includes Juan Luna shrine. Later I found out that it is because the route of buses passing through Badoc is quite far from the shrine, though some passes in the nearest street you strictly have to ask the bus personnel about the route.
I also thought that the last minute shifting from DIY tour to a Laoag guided tour will favor me of getting here. But I was all wrong, kuya Glenn told me that the shrine is an hour and less away from Laoag ...
The town of Badoc in Ilocos Norte is quiet and unassuming, but it is no less interesting and exhilarating than hotspot tourist destinations in the province like the Bangui Windmills, St. Augustine's Church, Malacanang of the North and Paoay Sand Dunes, among others.
Badoc is the birthplace of the illustrious master and patriot Juan Luna.
His ancestral home has been turned into a repository of his masterpieces and some personal memorabilia, as well as antique household items that remind visitors of its occupants' lifestyle during its time.
As such, the town draws visitors that find ple ...