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4.3
141 Google reviews
Type
Museum
Location
MacArthur Highway, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines
Distance From City Center
64 m
Family Friendly
Yes
Average rating
4.3
Number of reviews
141

Pasuquin Salt Stand

The picturesque town of Pasuquin in Laoag is renowned for its salt-making. Salt beds along the sea have strong sand and coral soil material, making it suitable for salt production. Salts have become a household industry which has given many Pasuquiños a livelihood. 

Pasuquin is a common salt manufacturer, and salt bags are displayed in stands that are ready for sale on the highway. On the motorway stalls you can see several people sell plastic bags of fresh sea salt and onion and garlic.

 

How to get there

Pasuquin is located in Laoag City. In order to get to Pasuquin, ride a jeepney or tricycle from city proper. Tell the driver to drop you off at the salt-making street.

 

Best time to visit

You can visit the salt making stands in Pasuquin anytime as it is open all-year round. Take note it migbt be busy during the weekends.

 

Frequently asked questions

What is the main highlight of Pasuquin Salt Stand?

The main highlight of the attraction is to showcase salt-making and producing. In hindsight, salt is very important. It is used for meats, fish, fruit and vegetables as a preservative.

What is salt mainly used for in Pasuquin?

It is used to make bagoong, a fish sauce that is considered a delicacy of Ilocano, for aromatic vegetables and salad dressing. Salt is used as medicine as well. The salt and water solution – a popular home remedy for sore throats – is a good example.