Gomez St. cor. Liberation Blvd., Vigan, Ilocos Sur

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Chloe C.
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I already wrote about Hotel Luna, so I might as well add my favorite stops from our Ilocos trip. One of the places we checked out in Vigan was the Pagburnayan, the city’s iconic pottery attraction.

Its name comes from the Ilocano word burnay, which refers to the handcrafted earthenware pots made in the city. If you want to learn more about the province’s pottery process, this place is a must see! They’ll even let you try making your own pot there as well.

Once you enter, you'll notice that the shabby warehouse is filled with clay pots of various sizes! Some of them are still being left out to dry, while the others are ready to be shipped out and sold.

The place doesn't have an entrance fee, but you can make a small donation. I do recommend it, since the people were very kind and accommodating. There's also a small souvenir shop where you can buy clay pots (even miniature ones!) for your friends and loved ones.

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Norman Lester T.
4.0 Stars

Pagburnayan Pottery was part of our itinerary in Vigan late last year.

There's nothing much to see here tbh, except for the collection of beautiful handmade jars. These pottery pieces are for sale. There's also a spot there where you can try to make your own masterpiece. Since there were a lot of people during that time, we were too shy to make one. We just settled in taking several photos of the place.

P.S. There's no entrance fee here. Just donation! 🏺⚱

P.S.S. Don't forget to try the dirty ice cream being sold outside!

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Jen S.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Aileen L.
5.0 Stars

Our second itinerary for our Ilocos Trip last April 29. Pagburnayan in Vigan is an iconic pottery place in the city.

Pagburnayan comes from the root word Burnay. It refers to the handcrafted earthenware pots made from Vigan. The process of making Burnay jars starts off by combining locally sourced clay with a type of fine sand called anay. The two are mixed on a circular pit trampled over a carabao, they say these are one of the factors why these jars are much more robust than the ordinary ones.

I was amazed on how this guy beside me made a very nice jar and he has really have a good hands to do it, it was talent really. The demonstration is the best part of this tour. No entrance fee here just a donation.

I didn't leave the place without buying a little jar souvenir for myself as a remembrance of our tour here. I would say that this is very an educational tour. It's one of a kind experience. The people here were so friendly. If anyone of you traveling to the North you must see this one. Thanks to Ilocos Heritage Tours and Travel for including this on our itinerary.

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