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Benguet Benguet Philippines Travel

Benguet: A Taoist Bell Church in Baguio

Bell Church Baguio Pagoda
Bell Church Baguio Pagoda

So what’s new in Baguio? Aside from what I’ve written about Baguio lately, there isn’t much really aside from new eateries, events and activities. Most of the new stuff are extending far out of Baguio’s corners. We had time to kill for the afternoon after lunch so we decided to go to this one lesser known landmark that I haven’t been to which they call the Bell Church, found up north of Baguio at the border of La Trinidad.

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Batanes Travel

Batanes: Ivana Church and Honesty Coffee shop

Ivana Church Side view

San Jose de Ivana Church

This would be a quick post on one of my favorite looking church in Batanes, the San Jose de Ivana Church. Although built in 1814 with foundation dating back as far as 1795, it is one of the well preserved structures in the island. Right now, it still looks new. I like this church since it looks a bit different from the other churches as it looks more like a fortress at first.