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Address: A. Bonifacio Street, Laoag, Luzon, Philippines

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just like the other towers around the country

Easily accessible in the main street- one small sign on the front. Can not enter the tower so not much to see- don't make a special trip to see this one!

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 January 2017
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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107 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Easily accessible in the main street- one small sign on the front. Can not enter the tower so not much to see- don't make a special trip to see this one!

Thank Kerryn72
Cebu City, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We didn't really get to see so much of it since it was along the road. We just looked at it. Couldn't even get a decent photo due to its location. But it was a cool sight to see.

Thank maimai28
Missouri City, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

The view from afar is nice but as you come near the site is not well maintained. The vendors obstruct the view and they are persistent sellers. You will get distracted and affect your mood.

Thank oscar j
Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

This is an interesting piece of architecture located in Laoag center. Known as "Sinking bell Tower" has dated architectural features but the structure is sound and safe.

Thank John M
Bangkok, Thailand
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37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Looking on this tower reminds us of our past and who we are. Quite a lot of thngs this tower have witnessed in the history of Laoag

Thank Resty2010
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

If you're an architecture-savvy, you would really appreciate this place. However, it's just a tower erected in the middle of the city. If only they have a signpost explaining the history, that would do the job!

Thank Asami S
Paranaque, Philippines
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60 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

There is no entrance here for tourists. Despite of that, I will still recommend people to visit this at least pass by. It's worth the view anyway.

Thank ChefT1na
Imus, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

It sits in the middle of the city (near a wet market) with Chowking and Puregold signs and tricycles, among other things. This is defitinely NOT a must-visit. You're better off just looking at the plaza which sits very near it.

Thank Jowly7
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44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Easy and accessible, but not impressive. There was no entrance, couldn't see the bell. Easy to skip this place.

Thank Katz Z
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Upon entering the city, from the bridge, you can already see the St. William's Cathedral and its bell tower. It is believed that the tower is the tallest one in the Philippines. The tower earned its "Sinking" name because of its heaviness, it consequently and slowly sinking in the ground. a local said that before, a Spaniard can enter the... More 

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