Welcome to Baluarte!!!
Baluarte - owned by Ilocos Sur Governor Chavit Singson is a sight to behold.
It is like a mini theme park. Entrance is free and so are the rides, shows and face to face encounters with animals roaming the grounds.
At the entrance are different breeds of birds. These ones gaily posed for photo opps.
Not to be missed is the free miniature horse rides. Would you believe this mini-horse is already 12 years old (that is about 39 years old in horse's years).
My 4 year old playing cow boy :P
Yo! Cowboy... (he wont leave the souvenir shop without a cowboy hat)!
Great background more picture takings. Looked real alright!
Mid-way, uphill to the Lion's cage is a small pool for the ducks. My boys love ducks!
|Yup! I was surprised to see reindeers in Vigan too!|
|Mini horses freely roam the park...|
|The famous Chavit lion - has appeared in various tv shows as we were told by attendants.|
|Show-off Peacock... begging for a picture!|
This one is a Sarimanok. I always thought they are just mytical, never knew they really existed until I saw this one. At first I though it was dead, then it moved. Awesome!!! I wonder how much Mr. Singson paid for this one....
Told you those dinosaurs are good for picture taking :P
My boys gamely striked a pose!!! I had to say sorry to my little one when he begged to take one home... (hindi po kakasya sa sasakyan :P)
BALUARTE is a must visit when heading to Vigan. Be warned, however, that it could get awfully hot noon time especially during summer. So buying those cowboy hats (@P90-120) could very well come in handy!!!