We recently traveled to the Philippines for a holiday and to attend a family funeral and memorial service. Here are a few photographs taken during our visit. Most are taken in Lingayen, where we spent most of our stay, a few photos from our time in Manila, and a few from a day visit to Bolinao.
Lingayen is a unique and historically significant town located in the province of Pangasinan in the Philippines. Here are some interesting and unique aspects of Lingayen…
Lingayen is known for its historical importance. It served as the landing site for the Allied forces during World War II, specifically during the Lingayen Gulf Landing in January 1945, which marked the beginning of the liberation of the Philippines from Japanese occupation.
The Lingayen Beach, also known as Lingayen Gulf Beach, is a popular attraction. It offers a peaceful coastal area for relaxation and picnics. It’s also a place where you can learn about the history of the World War II landing through markers and monuments.
Lingayen Capitol Building
The Provincial Capitol Building in Lingayen is a beautiful structure that features a blend of neoclassical and modern architecture. It serves as the seat of the provincial government and is an iconic landmark in the town.
Lingayen is home to the Baluarte Watchtower, a historic structure built during the Spanish colonial period. It was used as a lookout point to protect the town from pirate attacks.
Pangasinan Provincial Museum and Library
Located in Lingayen, this museum showcases the rich cultural heritage of Pangasinan. It houses a collection of artifacts, historical documents, and artworks that provide insights into the province’s history and culture.
Lingayen Beach Resort
Lingayen has a beach resort that offers various water sports activities, making it a popular destination for both locals and tourists looking for outdoor adventure and relaxation.
Pista’y Dayat Festival
The “Pista’y Dayat” (Sea Festival) is an annual celebration in Lingayen that highlights the town’s connection to the Lingayen Gulf. It features various events such as boat races, beach parties, and a grand parade, celebrating the bounties of the sea.
When visiting Lingayen, don’t miss the opportunity to try some local Pangasinan cuisine. Specialties include “pindang” (fermented fish), “bagoong” (fermented shrimp paste), and “dinengdeng” (a vegetable dish with fish sauce). Seafood lovers will also find plenty of fresh and delicious options.
Lingayen Blue Beach
Blue Beach is a scenic area along Lingayen Gulf known for its clear blue waters and relaxing atmosphere. It’s a great spot for swimming and enjoying the natural beauty of the area.
Lingayen and the surrounding areas in Pangasinan are known for their agriculture. The province is a major producer of rice and fish, contributing significantly to the country’s food production.
Lingayen, with its historical landmarks, coastal beauty, and cultural heritage, is a town in the Philippines that offers a unique blend of history, nature, and local culture for visitors to explore and enjoy.
We have walked this area for a few years, it’s a great walk, even as a pub along the way. If you fancy a longer walk you can go up to Haigh Hall if you like. Here are a few photos taken on various visits.
Crooke village lies a mile or so away from Robin Park, going towards Standish lower ground, it’s the first time we’ve walked the route, and was a pleasant surprise, quite beautiful in the spring sunshine. Here are a few photos, take on android mobile. Hope you enjoy them.
Apparently the history of the village goes back to the 14th century and from the 1870’s, Crooke became a vital cog in the coal distribution system.
Rufford Old Hall is a National Trust property in Rufford, Lancashire, England. Built in about 1530 for Sir Robert Hesketh. We accessed it via the nearby canal and took a few photos while we enjoyed a look around, well worth a visit.
Froghall is a village situated approximately ten miles to the east of Stoke-on-Trent and two miles north of Cheadle in Staffordshire, England. We were there to ride on the Churnet Valley Railway steam train, which was a great experience. The area is a fascinating explore, the only regret we had was not being able to stop longer and do more exploring. All photos taken using mobile phone camera.