Tukon Church
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Czar Emmanuel
Manila, Philippines6,260 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
Our tour guide informed us that "tukon" in the local Ivatan language means a "hill" or "hilltop", which perfectly applies to this small chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Mount Carmel. It's a modern chapel built in the traditional style of a stone house, which is common in Batanes. The hill is located quite close to the town proper of Basco. It's just a few minutes ride by tricycle. Once you reach the place, you'll get a chance to enjoy the lovely scenery of Basco, with hills, the sea, a lighthouse, etc. The chapel itself is small and is currently undergoing some repair works after it was partially damaged by a typhoon. However, it remains open to the public.
Written August 5, 2022
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gitte s
Cainta, Philippines84 contributions
Dec 2019
going to this church was a long time dream and visiting it today is just so awesome. Serene inside the church enveloped by luscious green surroundings.
Written February 16, 2020
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Aveeno1991
Manila, Philippines780 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
We were informed prior climbing the steps to the church that this was hit hard by a previous storm. While the outside looks fine, its actually the roof and the insides that need work. The altar is in disarray and the pews were weathered. There was ongoing work when we were there which is a good sign.
Written May 6, 2019
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Vacationer79670
San Pedro, Philippines167 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
The church was not yet repaired since it was hit by a typhoon that devastated batanes. But you can still see its beauty inside and out, its location is so peaceful and calm...
Written March 20, 2019
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EndlessTravels
Greater Melbourne, Australia35,489 contributions
Mar 2019
Unfortunately we could only take photos from the outside as a wedding was taking place when we visited with your group. Still a unique photo op. Lovely surrounding countryside as well
Written March 19, 2019
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jakkkoi
Cebu City, Philippines81 contributions
Dec 2018 • Solo
The chapel is not yet repaired since devastated by a very strong typhoon. It should've been a very picturesque structure and for sure many girls would want you to marry them here.
For now, you have not much to do, you cannot even take a good picture without having construction materials and broken parts protruding the scene.
Written December 11, 2018
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jeymorales
Cavite Province, Philippines83 contributions
Nov 2017 • Friends
This church gives me the creep. It is small but very warm and cozy. I even cried upon entering the place for I feel very close to God that moment. The surrounding countryside is very peaceful and instagram worthy - making this one of the most photographed places in Batanes.
Written October 11, 2018
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The Curious Kitty Cat
Makati, Philippines489 contributions
Mar 2018 • Friends
I was somewhat disappointed that we visited during the time of its renovation. I cannot really blame them as the last strong typhoon (Ferdie aka Meranti) passing through the area really did a number not on just this church but also for other spots on this area (like the PAG-ASA Tukon radar station buildings and equipment). However, since I like to visit churches and say a prayer or three inside, it was worth passing by if only to say thank you to the Powers-that-be for our safe travels and visit.
Written October 1, 2018
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jovitong.gala
Mactan Island, Philippines232 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
The church is usually included as one of the stop-overs in the Basco tour package, it is currently being repaired, after being damaged by a typhoon in 2016. Fortunately the church frontage is relatively intact and will still make for good photos.
Written September 12, 2018
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traveller91
Manila, Philippines711 contributions
May 2018 • Family
This chapel was opened on May 2008, and stands on top of a hill, overlooking the town of Basco and the surrounding landscapes.

The photos I uploaded where it's day time in bright clear skies were taken in May 2016, where the chapel is still in very good condition. But the time we went here and the nearby PAGASA weather station for the most recent tour, the overall integrity (inside and out) is now rickety, and badly needs rehabilitation. – Reason? Batanes was badly hit by a typhoon in September 2016, and up to now, the province is still recovering.

The design of the church was inspired by Ivatan stone houses, and was constructed by the Abad Family – the most prominent and influential family in Batanes.
Written June 25, 2018
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