Lingayen, Pangasinan always had me curious at its location faces the historic Lingayen Gulf. After attending a fellow travel blogger’s wedding two Saturdays ago, we explored the capitol the following Sunday.
Pangasinan province is under Region 1 and is one of the major salt producers in the country. Its main dialect is Pangasinense. The name of the province means ‘place of salt’ or ‘place of salt-making’.
Here are the top places you can visit in Lingayen and in nearby Calasiao.
1. The Capitol
|Ionic, Doric or Corinthian?|
2. Ramos House
|Reconstructed in 1995, the original Ramos House was destroyed during WWII|
3. Lingayen Beach
|photo by Jherson Jaya|
4. Urduja House
|Located at the back of the Capitol building, near the beach area.
This is where the Governor of Pangasinan resides
5. Aguedo F. Agbayani Park
|This vast green park faces the Capitol|
6. Lingayen’s Old Houses
|Only a handful of old houses still stands in Lingayen|
6. Epiphany of our Lord Parish Church
|Located near the town market
photo by Mai Flores
7. Bagoong Factories/Stores
8. Sts. Peter and Paul Parish
|Commonly called as Calasiao Church|
9. Calasiao Puto Products
|These yummy putos can be brought in the market adjacent to Calasiao Church|
Two-seater buses are more comfortable for long rides. Good thing that my friend and I were able to secure the last two side-by-side seats on our onward journey but our trip back home was much more enjoyable. Most of Victory Liner’s buses are also fairly new. We enjoyed the cool temperature, plush seats and at some point, free WiFi connectivity. Plus, their staff are well acquainted on how to properly deal with their passengers’ needs – making it all the more a hassle-free journey for us.
Lingayen and nearby Calasiao, Pangasinan can be easily reached from Manila by just hopping on any Victory Liner bus bound for these historic places. Both Cubao and Pasay terminals have daily trips. With two stop-overs, the trip can last around five hours, depending on traffic.
Updated Bus Schedules
Cubao to Lingayen (6 PM, 7 PM, 8 PM, 9 PM 10 PM and 11.40 PM)
Pasay to Lingayen (12.30 PM, 3 PM, 5.30 PM)
Lingayen to Cubao (last bus leaves at 6 PM)
For updates on fare matrix and schedules, please click here.