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In Piddig, Ilocos Norte, a Farm of Sunkissed Sunflowers

Ilocos Norte

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Choose Philippines | Jan 30, 2020

Story by Ria Galiste
 
If flowers are a great way to illuminate your day, imagine what a farm filled with thousands of blooms do for your mood? For almost a year, an agri-tourism farm in Barangay Maruaya, Piddig, Ilocos Norte, has been giving generous doses of cheer to residents and tourists alike with its lush landscape filled with bright sunflowers and verdant foliage.  

Photo courtesy of the Local Government of Piddig, Ilocos Norte

Located 6 kilometers from the town proper, located on top of a mountain, Piddig, Ilocos Norte is one of the eastern towns of the province. It is 25 kilometers from the City of Laoag. It will take a 20 to 30-minute drive if you are using a private vehicle. Public transportation is also available via a jeepney from Laoag City to Piddig town proper, and hire a tricycle going to the farm.

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The farm’s main attractions are a field of sunflowers, a sunflower maze, and flower tunnels. The farm diversified organic farming vegetable garden where visitors can purchase organic produce, plants, and seeds, giving local farmers an alternative source of livelihood from the entry of tourists that are visiting the area. Organic snacks and freshly brewed coffee are also available to enjoy, making it a perfect place to spend a day with your loved ones. 

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Open from 7 o’clock in the morning to 5 o’clock in the afternoon, the entrance fee to the farm is P100 for adults, P50 for minors 10–17 years old, and free for children 0- 9 years old and PWDs.
 
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