The Pindangan Ruins in Barangay Parian (La Union Church Ruins)
Pindangan was derived from the Ilocano word “Pindang” which is a traditional method of drying fish in the locality. Pindangan is also the name of the settlement between the two sitios San Vicente de Balanac and San Guillermo de Dalangdang. Both sitios were desiring for mutual protection against their assailants, pirates and headhunters trhough Fr. Jose Torres in 1759.
The church is really old. It was build on May 6, 1786 and is also the symbol of the union of the two sitios. The church, as you can see on the pictures below, is no longer standing and was damaged during an earthquake that occurred in the year 1892. Since then, the ruins remained uncovered so that people can see and appreciate it. The ruins are well preserved after two centuries and still continues to look stunning despite the fact that only the buttresses are what’s left of it. The soil around the area of the ruins must be very fertile as it is covered by green grass and many trees around.
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Up next on my Thunderbird Resort Adventure Series is the La Union Botanical Gardens!