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Sinking Bell Tower

A. Bonifacio Street, Laoag, Luzon, Philippines
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The Bell is Sinking

Didn't get a chance to have a photo opportunity since it was so awkward for me to post within the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Marielle D
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An iconic landmark

The Sinking Bell Tower is located at the center of Laoag City ie a couple of steps away from/to... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2017
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A. Bonifacio Street, Laoag, Luzon, Philippines
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't get a chance to have a photo opportunity since it was so awkward for me to post within the vicinity of the city. Overall: This phenomenon is quite disturbing because something is triggering the bell tower to sink. Maybe the land in that part...More

Thank Marielle D
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

The Sinking Bell Tower is located at the center of Laoag City ie a couple of steps away from/to Ilocos Norte Capitol and Laoag's Public Market. It is believed that the historic tower is sinking at a rate of an inch a year, though no...More

Thank remelynd2017
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Haha! This is probably the first thing you'll get to see when you arrive in Ilocos without any effort to exert. It is situated in the middle of the downtown area. You can just pass at it for how many times. A picture would be...More

Thank CharityCupidMon
Reviewed 20 May 2017

The sinking bell tower is in the middle of a busy road and there is no parking at all. If you want to check the bell tower out do so from a moving vehicle with a passenger taking photos (safety first).

Thank Jun A
Reviewed 13 May 2017

This historic Laoag landmark is quite remarkable and worth navigating the busy traffic on the streets surrounding it for a close look. Hard to get a good photo of it without all the overhanging electrical wiring. Unfortunately one cannot go inside.

Thank ShilohinBC
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Ancient places tell a story. This place has its own quaint story to tell. Brings you back in olden times. It feels good to have a memento of what was it before we were born

Thank 6JenY
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

There wasn't much to see. But still, it tells a story. It reflects of heritage and how religious the people of Laoag are. There's the huge "Laoag" in front of it. Snap a picture in that spot to affirm that you've been to Laoag!

Thank Tart C
Reviewed 1 May 2017

This is truly a landmark in the area. This place is very near our hotel, we just walked to this place. Below is a signage that says Laoag and is lighted in the evening. Try to visit during sunset so it has a golden color.

Thank sweeetmum
Reviewed 30 April 2017

I used to think that bell tower should be located on top of the church roof. But history proved otherwise. In Ilocos, the bell tower is separate from the main church. The Bell Tower becomes a historical landmark in the present modern times within the...More

Thank sandracyu
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped by the Church of Laoag on the last day of our Ilocos tour. A few steps away is the Sinking Bell Tower. Took a few photos and visited the booths near the tower. There's a McDonald's nearby where you can stop for snacks.

Thank iamraincrystal
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Ley T
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Response from Gilbert C | 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