On both sides of the coastline (see/read previous post) are ruins of two watchtowers. The one below is the watchtower on the southern end. The one on the north is barely discernible except for its rubbles.
The watchtower stands on a circular floor plan with rectangular portholes. It is believed that the tower did not have an entrance door, instead, the portholes on the second floor, which looked like more of windows, served as the entrance and exit to and from the tower, such as the one you see at the center. Timber beams were placed in the holes on the walls (you can see in the image) which supported the second and top floors of the tower.
This structure appears to have been neglected. It is a monument of local history and culture, dumped in an isolated shore. Half of it is gone, and the remaining half may soon vanish if something is not done to save this significant edifice.
By the way, I never knew of its existence until my last visit to Ilocos Norte two months ago. When I saw it, it appreciated it more and how I wish I can do something to save the tower preserve the history and culture of the people…:)
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