Warning: Picture overload. Hahaha! I really want to share all the photos. I think they are enough to give justice why this spot should be on your list when traveling north. 🙂
When I heard of "Bahay Na Bato", it suddenly reminds me of my hometown, BATANES. Old houses there are made of limes and stones, 1/2 meter or more in thickness to protect the Ivatan's from storms. Test of time prove this effective! I never thought that I'll be finding another "Bahay Na Bato" structures anywhere than Batanes.
Located at Nalvo Norte, La Luna, La Union, "Bahay na Bato" is a former rest house of Dr. Edison and Dr. Purita Chan-Noble. Along the beautiful La Luna's coast, it was so-called "Bahay Na Bato" as the structures and designs are built out of pebbles. It is not as thick as the Ivatan houses but are very beautiful artwork designs of Mr. Bong Kim a Korean national.
Due to local tourism encouragement, the house opened to public last 2015. To date, it's the most visited tourist attraction at La Union. You may check their facebook account for this announcement. More reason to take a tour at this impressive and uncommon pebble art locale only in the Philippines!
I highly recommend Bahay na Bato for any kind of photo shoots if you are looking for one. 🙂 Very relaxed ambience for those who enjoys just sitting and appreciating beach views.
By the way, as you can see above, the coast is full of stones, definitely, swimming is not allowed. 🙁 Mainly for safety reason. The Batanes Boulder Beach has a big resemblance with the coast of La Luna, I hope you could add both on your bucket list.
THE MUSEUM and GARDEN:
The pebble stone art where taught to local artisans which generates jobs for the residents of La Luna. Since the opening, it has been a great help for them. Huge thanks to Mr. Kim for sharing his talent and the Chan-Noble couple.Below you'll find photo's of the museum, displays and pebble arts out of the creativity of Mr. Kim and local resident. All of which are picture perfect!
Even the garden has a touch of pebble arts!
Visiting "Bahay Na Bato'' only costs Php 20.00 entrance fee for a day tour. With this minimal amount your are already helping the residents of La Luna who are working here.
Parking is available free of charge.
The management also rents the place for special occasions such as birthday, seminars, weddings and debut. You may message them at their facebook or call 0905 976 0315.
From Manila - take a bus bound to Laoag, Vigan or Abra. Drop at Balaoan, La Union. Take a tricycle to Luna town proper and another tricycle to Bahay na Bato.
If you visit in a private car, waze is helpful nowadays. 🙂
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Disclaimer: This blog is not sponsored. If you find your picture here and want to remove it, just contact me and I'll be glad to remove it. Photo credits to G. Figueroa and yours truly 😉