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  • Himala Sa Buhangin Festival Haven Of Art Food Music

    Himala Sa Buhangin Festival Haven Of Art Food Music

    The 81-kilometer stretch of sand dunes of Paoay will once again become a haven of art installations, food strip, and endless rave music for the fifth Himala sa Buhangin Art and Music Festival on Saturday.

    This year, more than 70 Ilocano artists and designers were tapped to create the art installation inspired by the Legend of Paoay Lake. The lake was declared as a national park in 1969.

    In the past, organizers worked with internationally renowned artists who introduced art installations in the province like Leeroy New, who constructed a large scale installation art using indigenous mater ...

  • Reliving Paoays Storied History And Rich Culture With Guling-Guling Festival

    Reliving Paoays Storied History And Rich Culture With Guling-Guling Festival

    Believed to have originated even before the arrival of the Spaniards, the Guling-Guling Festival morphed into a religious practice in the 16th century, when the Spanish friars attached it with the celebration of the Lenten season.

    Happening a day before Ash Wednesday, guling, the Ilocano word "to smear," comes to play, when the town mayor would smudge a white cross, made from damp and white rice flour, on to a person's forehead to indicate one's pureness. The townsfolk believe that this ritual washes away their sins.

    Today, the festival has taken greater heights in terms of revelry and c ...

  • Experience Sand Boarding At Suba Sand Dunes

    Experience Sand Boarding At Suba Sand Dunes

    Famous for its attention-grabbing spots, Paoay is filled with lots of activities you can do when in a vacation. If you're the adventurous type of traveler, the sand dunes should be on top of your list especially that it's great for tourists in groups.

    Started in 2007, the people from the La Paz Sand Dunes thought of the Suba part as a good spot for beginners. The Ilocos Norte has a wide stretch of sand dunes from Currimao, to La Paz in Laoag, to Suba in Paoay, and then to Pasiquin. Of all these sand dunes, people saw the Suba Sand Dunes as the widest and one that can attract more tourists b ...

  • Guling-guling Street Dance Contest Features Ilocos Norte Festivals

    The annual celebration of Guling-guling, one of the oldest fiestas in Region 1, featured festivals of four towns and a city in Ilocos Norte in an open category of the street dance competition last February 28.

    Bringing a new twist to an extravagant showcase of dance movements to the tune of Sabunganay music, the Tourism Office of the Municipality of Paoay welcomed Pamulinawen Festival of Laoag, Pinakbet of Marcos, Dinaklisan of Currimao, and Bado-badoc of Badoc. Damili Festival of San Nicolas came with two entries.

    At the last route of the street dance performance, audiences were ushered ...

  • Snowboarding In The Philippines Ilocos Sand Dunes Adventure

    Is there snowboarding in the philippines?!? not quite but there is sandboarding...

    The #Vlogsquad travels to the northern philippines on an epic road trip adventure covering Pagudpud, Laoag, and Paoay. We explore each city for our food trip tasting the best local cuisines in each area. We would come to find that Ilocos is one of the most unknown and best secrets spots in the Philippines. Today we go to the Bangui Windmills and Paoay sand dunes as we take a jeep a go 4x4 extreme off-roading, atv quadding, and sand boarding in the desert. Travel Vlog 272

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  • Sand Dunes In Paoay Ilocos Norte

    Our Sand Dunes Experience at Ilocos Norte! Full video of our Ilocos trip coming soon..