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    Pangasinan: San Fabian Church

    A town bordered by the province of La Union to the north and Pangasinan town of Mangaldan and Dagupan City to the south, San Fabian town is named after St. Fabian, who became a pope in the 3rd century.

    Tutubi passed by the town to look for a particular ATM at the public market; found none, and instead caught sight of dozens of tricycles parked there.

    Tricycles, so many of them parked in one place

    A quick snapshot of white-colored San Fabian Church, without leaving the car, produced these photos below. Due to very limited time, no pictures of the church facade and interiors were taken...probably next time.

    the entrance arch of the church compound, still colored white
    the belfry of San Fabian Church, partially obstructed by a tree

    San Fabian has a long beach on Lingayen Gulf, used as landing points of the US Naval and Marine forces during World War II Liberation period. Its beaches were tactically designated as Blue Beach, White Beach and Central Beach. (In similar fashion, the beaches of La Union were used by the invading Japanese forces at the start of WWII). Numerous beach resorts are located on the long strip of white sand beach today.

    How to get there:

    There are buses on EDSA going to Dagupan at regular schedules (e.g. Dagupan Bus Line). In Dagupan, transfer to jeepneys that pass by San Fabian.

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    posted by backpacking philippines @ 9:45 PM,


    At Oct 15, 2008, 5:05:00 PM, Blogger r-yo said...

    ganda naman ng pagkakahilera ng mga tricycle! :-)

    At Oct 15, 2008, 9:24:00 PM, Anonymous rhodora said...

    Hmmm.. you were here in Pangasinan?

    I love looking at the San Fabian church belfry. It looks so magnificent. :)

    At Oct 16, 2008, 12:18:00 AM, Blogger Photo Cache said...

    Every year we would go to San Fabian beach and never did stop by the church. We always went to Manaoag.

    At Oct 16, 2008, 12:25:00 AM, Blogger Nyl said...

    i like the view of the church that looks like ice cream in a cone.:)

    thanks for sharing.

    At Oct 16, 2008, 2:29:00 AM, Blogger Ivana said...

    great info!!keep up d good work!!

    At Oct 16, 2008, 10:26:00 AM, Anonymous Nicely's Travelogue said...

    I was in San Fabian last Summer for our choir outing. I never knew the town's church is as fabulous as this. Sana makabalik ako dun para makapagchurch visit ako dyan.

    At Oct 16, 2008, 1:25:00 PM, Blogger Kyels said...

    One thing that I really love about Pinas is the basilicas and churches. There are so many to visit and most of them are unique in their own ways, di ba?


    At Oct 16, 2008, 9:32:00 PM, Blogger carlotta said...

    been to san fabian a few years ago. sayang i didn't notice that church.

    thanks for sharing =)

    At Oct 17, 2008, 12:32:00 PM, Blogger Dennis Villegas said...

    The Church looks beautiful. I 've never been to to san fabian, so thanks for the tour :)

    At Oct 17, 2008, 3:59:00 PM, Blogger Mari said...

    I remember that church. My cousins' house is about half a block away from it. I've been inside that church twice during my visits there when I was a kid. I love that place - San Fabian.

    At Oct 18, 2008, 3:13:00 AM, Blogger AKILEZ said...

    Did you take the short cut from San Jose, Nueva Eicija to Pangasinan.

    At Oct 18, 2008, 8:53:00 AM, Blogger tutubi said...

    r-yo, ang dami nila naka-park sa palengke...medyo blurred nga lang kasi i took the pic from my inside the car

    rhodora, i think 5x na ako sa pangasinan, but not much entries. there are also upcoming posts about it

    photo cache, next time, beach resorts ang puntahan ko

    nyl, looks like you love ice cream, vanilla flavor? :P

    Ivana, thanks

    Nice, thanks for the nice comments

    Kyels, you've seen only san agustin and manila cathedral, I guess, next time, go far and explore more :P

    calotta, ako nga rin now ko lang sya nakita kahit tore lang

    dennis, sana nga sa susunod pati yung loob at facade na rin and the history of the structure

    akilez, no, i took the usual route via capas tarlac going there. on the way back passed by carmen, rosales

    At Oct 19, 2008, 4:55:00 AM, Anonymous bw said...

    Looks like a busy place. I recall I may have passed this town on my way from Manaoag to Dagupan on a couple of occasions :)

    At Oct 21, 2008, 6:17:00 PM, Blogger the donG said...

    we went to pangasinan years back but we never had the chance to visit churches. we only went to manaog.

    At Apr 11, 2009, 6:19:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I luv Sn Fabian! I was from this town and I truly missed it. My family will visit Sn Fabian in 2010, I cant wait!

    At Feb 21, 2010, 11:23:00 AM, Blogger gemloire said...

    panu pumunta sa san fabian, pangasinan. from gapan city, nueva ecija?

    anung bus pwede sakyan at byahe...

    pupunta kasi ako sa Sierravista Beach Resort..
    thanks.. sana may makasagot...


    At Feb 21, 2010, 11:23:00 AM, Blogger gemloire said...

    panu pumunta sa san fabian, pangasinan. from gapan city, nueva ecija?

    anung bus pwede sakyan at byahe...

    pupunta kasi ako sa Sierravista Beach Resort..
    thanks.. sana may makasagot...



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