The Many Charms of Paoay, Ilocos [Photo Essay]

written on April 17th, 2017 by

Paoay holds many charms and places to visit. There is the St Augustine Church (simply known as Paoay Church), one of the oldest in the country with a compound peaceful and well-kept, the architecture stunningly proud. There is also the placid Paoay Lake, rumored to hold a sunken town below its depths. Once congested and infected with E. Coli, the lake has now been transformed into a beautiful tourist spot. Last but not the least is the famous Paoay sand dunes where thrill-seekers can enjoy a roller-coaster 4×4 ride and sandboarding. At the edge of the dunes is a beautiful beach. The hundreds of hectares of sand has been used as location for many movies, including local legend FPJ’s Ang Panday. True enough, there is a statue erected in his honor.