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Address: Laoag City Plaza, Laoag, Luzon, Philippines
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Very simple Monument but Remarkable

I didn't notice this monument immediately until I saw some words in the base of the monument. Then I realized that this is already the Tobacco Monopoly Monument. We went here in... read more

Reviewed July 29, 2016
Arjay1989
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Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

There are lights at night which gives effects to the sign and monument. Colors are changing. Try capturing all colors.

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Thank Shenna F
Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed July 29, 2016

I didn't notice this monument immediately until I saw some words in the base of the monument. Then I realized that this is already the Tobacco Monopoly Monument. We went here in nightime, a lot of tourists were also in the area taking photos.

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1 Thank Arjay1989
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Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

We never had the chance to drop by but we saw this historical landmark many times as we were going around the city. I would have wanted to take a closer look to satisfy my inquisitive mind. I know it is historical because it signifies the lifting of tobacco monopoly in the province.

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Thank Jez S
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Reviewed February 19, 2016

To tell you honestly, me and the rest of our group are expecting a lot about their tobacco monument. We thought we will be seeing other more related attractions or anything related about tobacco around the tobacco monument. Kaso its just literally a monument in the middle of Plaza Laoag. Just maximize your photo op na lang within the plaza... More 

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Thank Anything U
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed January 5, 2016

Laoag Main Tourist attractions are very near each other, thus, the tobacco monopoly monument cannot be missed when you visit Laoag. What to do: 1) Read the history 2) Take a photo with this landmark 3) Take a photo with this landmark together with the provincial capitol of Ilocos Norte 4) Walk around or just sit on one of the... More 

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Thank GalaHone
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed November 1, 2015

This monument is in Aurora Park near the Laoag CBD (central business district.) I took a photo with a calesa in the foreground to make it that little bit more 'historical.'

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1 Thank Victorianlad
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Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

It's just some cement and a few bricks which could have been made and restored much much better. It's right in the middle of the city and next to the river , the garden square is ok with a small souvenir shop selling local handicrafts , if you in loag you will see the monument as its next to the... More 

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1 Thank Bigozzi
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Reviewed January 4, 2015

This monument is located in a roundabout across the Provincial Capitol. To go here, you need to cross the street where fast vehicles pass, so be very careful. This monument serves as a homage to the Ilocano tobacco farmers. There is also a mini park located near the monument; but again, I think one must be careful in crossing the... More 

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Reviewed May 6, 2014

We waited until the cars circling the rotunda sped by and only a slower-moving calesa (horse-drawn carriage) was within the frame of the photo. I loved how the photo seemed like it transported me a few hundred years back in time!

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1 Thank bibi_ngo
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Reviewed March 14, 2014

It is a monument placed in the Aurora Park. It can be seen when you arrive or depart from the city crossing the bridge. It is a remembrance to how Ilocanos fought for their livelihood.

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