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    Vigan stores/shops: Buying religious items

    by joiwatani Updated Oct 10, 2010
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    There are several stores in Vigan that sell religious artifacts like the images of the Blessed Virgin Mary, or statues of saints, the First Family (Sagrado de Familia), crucifixes, etc.

    What to buy: When buying these religious artifacts, make sure to bargain and get the receipts. Also, have the owner of the store pack them carefully because these are fragile and could easily be broken.

    I don't recommend visitors to buy the bigger religious statues as shipping abroad is very expensive. Extra luggages costs $160.00. But, if you find a really good deal, then it's worth buying them as long as you request the store owner to pack them carefully with bubble wrap!

    What to pay: It depends on what you are buying

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    Stores in Vigan: Buying woven bags

    by joiwatani Written Oct 10, 2010

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    There are many stores in Vigan that sells woven bags.

    What to buy: Make sure to bargain. Smaller bags cost P350.00 ($7.00). These bags are made from Manila hemp. The colored ones are more expensive because they have to inter-weave the colored hemp with the natural ones.

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    Most shops in Vigan: Buying antiques?

    by joiwatani Written Sep 12, 2010

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    Buyer beware! Nowadays, it is very rare to see an antique. Most antiques have been shipped to Manila and bought by rich customers!

    Most of those in shops now are reproductions. So, be careful. Make sure to do a research, investigation and verification before you buy. Also, make a contract with the seller that what you are buying is an authentic antique!

    What to buy: %sAntiques- those made during the Spanish times

    What to pay: It all depends on what you are buying

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    Baluarte suvenir items

    by janbonivic Written Jul 27, 2009
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    Just beside the butterfly garden entrance are Baluarte souvenir items for sale. The items have "Baluarte" printed on it. If you collect hats, ref magnets, mugs, key chains, you should not miss buying there.

    Most items could no longer be found in other souvenir shops in Vigan proper.

    What to pay: Caps range from Php90-Php200.
    Ceramic ref magnets are PhP45 each.

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    Two Brothers: Cheap souvenir items and grocery

    by janbonivic Written Jul 27, 2009

    A department store just a walk away from Plaza Salcedo. Ground floor is for grocery while the 2nd floor houses some souvenir items like t-shirts in all sizes, native fans with "Vigan" printed on it, hats, blankets, and other Vigan products.

    What to pay: T-shirts range from PhP60 and up.
    Native fans range from Php10-Php20.

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    Souvenir shops along Calle Crisologo: Ref Magnets & Keychains

    by janbonivic Updated Jul 27, 2009
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    What to buy: Assorted ceramic ref magnets of Vigan!

    What to pay: The cheapest are PhP35 each but you could buy 3 pieces at PhP100. Large ones range from PhP45-PhP60 each.

    Almost all shops offer the same prices. But if you buy in bulk, they could give you an extra souvenir like a bracelet.

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    Baluarte / Tongson's: Souvenirs and Pasalubong

    by Robyn_mikkel Written Jan 19, 2009

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    If you want to buy souvenir shirts, stores are located in Baluarte sell them at 100p (adult shirts) and 60-80p (kids shirts).
    Chichacorn available @ Tongson's bibingka shop @ 45p. The sweet flavored chichacorn is very addictive. Just like pringles, you can't stop once you pop. =)
    Tongson's also sell basi at 100 - 125p per bottle
    **Tongson's close 7-8 pm

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    Marsha's delicacies: pasalubongs

    by Yla Updated Jun 28, 2008

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    Marsha's delicacies are known for little pieces of pastry heaven in little red boxes, great for pasalubong. Based in Vigan, and now with branches in Laoag, it is fast gaining a reputation of famous Ilocos pasalubongs alongside bagnet and the Vigan longganisa. Take home some for mom!

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    Camangaan, Vigan: Choose your favorite weave design

    by Yla Written May 25, 2008
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    Camangaan may probably have more loom weavers way back then, but i've only been and seen Cristy's. I learn that designs varies weaver to weaver, family to family.

    There are different styles to weave and fantastic designs that come out of the loom. You'll see the finished products in stores along Crisologo Street. But of course, before you get to see one that you'll love, take a leisurely time to see lots of designs until you're able to choose that one you'll really like. If you can, learn who wove it and you can request/order other items with the same weave design. (wall hangings, placemats, runners, curtain accents, bags, robes, other outfit ..) Whatever design you fancy, it is cheaper, about half the prize, when woven items are purchased direct from the weavers.

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    Public Market: Much coveted Vigan longganisa

    by Yla Updated May 4, 2008

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    The best place to get stuff anywhere in good prices (not 'tourist' prices) is the public market. It's tricky to navigate the market if you don't know where everything is. In Vigan, dry goods are at the first floor and all wet products, veggies and meat are at the second floor. Meat and longganisa sections are at the back portion of the second floor.

    These local sausages are sold by the dozen and in 2 sizes. The smaller sausages normally sell at P80/dozen and the larger sausages sell at P100/dozen. Haggle if you're buying more.

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    vigan sOuvenir stores: native stuff..

    by missmarianne Written Apr 2, 2008

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    their products range from P35-UP depending on the materials that were used on the product.

    What to buy: I bought a native messenger bag. the style was conventional but the color was outstanding. will be very useful to me..fashionably..

    they also sell key chains, wallet, coin purse, etc..

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    Vigan City Public Market: Shop at Vigan Public Market for souvenirs

    by brownkoala Updated Dec 15, 2007

    Souvenir shopping in Calle Crisologo is fun and easier but if you want to get much more value for your money why not just go to the public market, they also have the same items sold in Calle Crisologo but with a cheaper price. If you're a local traveler and is used to going to a public market, it's better off to just buy your pasalubong there, prices of goods sold at Calle Crisologo are a little higher than the ones in the public market. The market is big, clean, organized and offers a wide selection of items (it's a dry and wet market) but they don't open really early like the ones here in Manila and they also close their stores early at night. At about 6:00 pm most of the stores are already closed.

    What to buy: All your pasalubong (Blankets, trinkets, coin purses, fans, bags, Vigan longganisa, bagnet, vinegar and a lot more)

    What to pay: Pesos, just cash

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    Pagburnayan Jars: Buy burnay jars at the Pagburnayan

    by brownkoala Updated Dec 15, 2007

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    See how the Burnay jars are made here at the Pagburnayan Pottery Makers. You can buy your souvenir burnay jars from this place. Price is 3 jars for a 100 pesos or 35 pesos each (for small jars only). Make sure to come to this place early, way before or after lunch time because pottery makers have lunch breaks, you will not be able to see them make the jars if you come at 12 noon.

    What to buy: Burnay jars or terracotta jars, tiles

    What to pay: Just cash

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    Pasalubong Center: Dont forget to buy chichacorn

    by allelli Written Sep 11, 2007

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    Along the road going to Vigan you can see this Pasalubong Center where you can buy many pasalubong (present) from near by provinces.

    What to buy: Dont forget to buy there delicious chichacorn with different flavor.

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    Candon City Ilocos Sur: World's heaviest rice cake

    by allelli Written Aug 28, 2007

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    Don’t forget to buy calamay (rice cake) if you visit Candon City Ilocos Sur
    The Philippines breaks a four year old Guinness Book of World Record held by Japan.
    The residents of Candon City in Ilocos Sur surpassed the world's heaviest rice cake recorded in the Guinness Book of World Record.
    A giant calamay (rice cake) weighing 2,547 kilograms was baked in the city, breaking the current world record of 2,097 kilograms set by Japan in 2002.
    At least 10,000 people including foreign and local tourists witnessed and tasted the giant rice cake. The sweet delicacy was prepared as main attraction for this year's summer festival in the city.
    It was baked for three days by 45 people using 132 vats. Its ingredients were 2,000 coconuts, 200 gantas of ground rice and 1,200 kilos of brown sugar
    Calamay a sticky concoction is the city's favorite gift to friends and relatives.

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