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Dagupan City Sights and Landmarks Guide, Philippines

Dagupan City offers several historic sights within the city and its neighboring town. Lingayen is one example. The city is also rich in nature wonders that call for several local and foreign tourists every year. The following enumerates some of the scenic and historic spots that you can visit when you make a short stay or vacation in Dagupan City. A visit from one spot to another varies from a short walk to 15-minute rides on the main mode of transportation in the city: the tricycle or jeepney.

You can have a feel of history while relaxing on the Bonuan Blue Beach in Dagupan City. It was on this site that the first Liberation Forces landed on January 9 1945. The Tondalingan Park, the MacArthur Landing Marker and a Japanese Park are the main attractions of this beach. The Old St. John's Cathedral is another historic landmark of the city. This church witnessed the surrender of Spanish General Caballos to General Francisco Makabulos a Filipino military strategist. The Home Economics Building of the West Central Elementary School had made a great part in the historic revolutions in the country. This site served as the official headquarters of General MacArthur and his troops.

Those are the remnants of the city’s rich history and the city’s premier tourist attractions. The next set introduces the tourist spots of the city’s neighboring towns. Limahong Channel is a historic channel in Lingayen and was made by the Chinese corsair Limahong as a means of escape from their Spanish pursuers. The Lingayen Public Beach is not only a perfect place for swimming but also a place serving an educational and historic purpose. The American Forces landed on his beach area on January 9 1945 setting afire the liberation of Northern Luzon.

Villa Verde Trail in San Nicolas is another must see. Aside from its notable contribution in history, this trail also offers an ideal place for trekking and hiking. The visitors can see the Red Arrow Monument marking the place of action of the U.S. Forces and the retreating Japanese Corps.

Finally, San Fabian Beach. This is a white sand beach of clear waters. Its contributions in history are well preserved and it holds the marker of the area where Lt. General Homma, the Commander of the Japanese Imperial Expeditionary Forces, landed on December 24 1941.

You can also try other places that are accessible from the city proper. The Old St. John Cathedral, Manleluag Hot Spring, National Park, Cacupangan, Binmatya and Arasaas Caves, Villacorta Caves, Masloc Cave Hundred Islands, Devill Islands, Cape Bolinao Beach, Church of St. James Fortress and the Fourteen Mile Reed.

A visit in any of these historic places makes your Dagupan trip a worthy one. In order to make your Dagupan adventure complete be sure not to miss these places.


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Dagupan City City Ratings

  • Rating80%
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  • History & Culture: rated for 85%
  • Night Life & Entertainment: rated for 70%
  • Family & Fun: rated for 65%
  • Outdoors Activities: rated for 65%
  • Food: rated for 90%
  • Sightseeing: rated for 90%
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