Bahay Na Bato (La Luna, La Union)

UPDATE:

As of July 11, 2017, Bahay Na Bato was closed to public as announced on their facebook page. It was with heavy heart that they've come up with the decision and we truly respect them. I thank them for sharing their home to the public and below will forever be a part of my numerous adventure experience.

THE PLACE:

UPDATE - As of July 11, 2017, Bahay Na Bato was closed to public as announced on their facebook page. It was with heavy heart that they've come up with the decision and we truly respect them. I thank them for sharing their home to the public and below will forever be a part of my numerous adventure experience.

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. πŸ™‚

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.Β Test of time prove this effective!Β 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!

La Luna Coast at Bahay na Bato

I highly recommend Bahay na Bato for any kind of photo shoots if you are looking for one. πŸ™‚ 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. πŸ™ 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 artisansΒ 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.Local artist doing pebble art - Bahay na BatoBelow you'll find photo's of the museum,Β  displays andΒ pebble artsΒ outΒ of the creativity of Mr. Kim and local resident. All of which are picture perfect!Pebble Museum at Bahay na Bato

Pebble Arts at Bahay na Bato

Wood arts - Bahay na BatoEven the garden has a touch of pebble arts!Garden - Bahay na Bato

Garden view - Bahay na BatoPebble designs - Bahay na Bato Venue site - Bahay na Bato

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OTHER FACTS:

Map - Bahay na BatoVisiting "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.

Getting Here:

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. πŸ™‚

If you find this blog useful hit the share button so that others may also help our local artists. Thanks πŸ™‚

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 πŸ˜‰

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39 Comments

  1. Wow, this is so stunning! I love the details and the culture’s so rich in this place. Amazingly, the architectural designs were so beautiful and interesting.

    Thanks for this interesting share!

    1. Hi Charmaine, glad you liked the place. It was really interesting and of course, my Php 20.00 did get a long way in helping and promoting the livelihood of the residents. πŸ™‚

  2. It’s actually the first time I get to know of this place from this blog posts. I definitely agree that this place is stunning. You’ve taken good shots of the place. And I am glad the entrance fee is cheap. Thanks for sharing!

  3. This place looks mind blowing… I’m definitely planning this when I head to Philippines πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­ u looked u had a ball … cheers πŸ™‚

  4. Through your pictures I can see why this place is a popular tourist spot. It certainly seems like there’s a lot to explore there. Plus, the view outside is amazing!

  5. Oh wow! This is awesome! There are still so many places that I need to explore in Luzon. I only passed by La Union and had a photo by the beach but never got to explore the place. Someday, will bring the fam for a tour of northern Luzon. πŸ˜€

  6. Lovely photographs, and very interesting museum. With a very cheap entrance fee, visiting is totally worth it. I dont mind paying higher πŸ™‚

  7. Those were really spectacular form of art. It’s good to know that locals are learning the craft to boost income and attract tourist in La Union. I’d love to take the family in Bahay na Bato.

  8. Amazing photos!

    Sadly, I read somewhere that the owners of the Bahay na Bato decided to close their doors to the public πŸ™

    We tried to visit this place once or twice below but we just couldn’t find it on Google Map, haha, sayang!

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