Ma-cho Temple | Things to do in San Fernando City-La Union

Ma-cho Temple in San Fernando City
This majestic Taoist Temple is located on a hill 70 feet above sea level at Barangay II, San Fernando City, facing the West Philippine Sea. People form all walks of life come and pray for change of luck from Ma Cho, a Chinese deity, whose eight-inch wooden image surprisingly has a counterpart in the Roman Catholic faith known as the "Virgin of Caysasay". The Virgin is enshrined at the Basilica of Saint Martin in Taal, Batangas. The 1 hectare temple has similar sites in Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, and other countries where there are Chinese communities.
Open: Open Everday
Address:  , San Fernando City, La Union
Fee: Free
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Nearby attractions

Christ the Redeemer Statue
0.19 km away

In grateful thanksgiving to the City of San Fernando and Province of La Union, Congressman Victor F. Ortega and Former Mayor Mary Jane C. Ortega personally commissioned the 25 foot statue of Christ the Redeemer at Reservoir Hill, overlooking the city proper and San Fernando Bay. Since then, on Good Friday, a procession called "Mary's Way" starts at the St. William's Cathedral and the devotees walk barefoot, praying the rosary, and when they reach the place of the Christ the Redeemer, they follow the Stations of the Cross. Here, they recreate Christ's suffering and ending at the Christ the Redeemer statue, just when the sun rises.

La Union Provincial Capitol
0.91 km away

Built during the American occupation, the building sits on top of a beautifully landscaped hill overlooking the West Philippine Sea and entire coast of San Fernando.

Poro Point Lighthouse
4.13 km away

Poro Point Lighthouse is a dedicatedly preserved century-old lighthouse located within the Poro Point Special Economic and Freeport Zone. It served as guide light of sea farers and ships during the olden times and now stands as a majestic manifestation of the active marine activity of the people. It is in the care of the Poro Point Management Corporation and to highlight the said landmark, the "Sillag Festival of Lights" was initiated every month of May.

Where to stay

Aureo  La Union
Hotels and homes
2.96 km away

Enter a World that Revolves Around You

Aureo is a first class luxury resort in San Fernando, La Union. It boasts of 58 rooms, each distinctly designed to provide you an indulgent stay in paradise. The resort is located on a 400-meter stretch along the golden beach of San Fernando. The development integrates with its natural habitat where the original green landscape was retained to complement the tranquility of the place.

Aureo, derived from “Oro”, the Latin word for Gold, began its operations in 2016 with the concept of bringing everyone the perfect home away from home. Each room offers a generous private balcony where one can relax and soak in the view and the stunning sunsets over the West Philippine Sea. Everything on the property is designed, built, and intended to pamper you.

Enjoy our wide selection of refreshing cocktails in the resort’s many facilities, including the Aureo Café, the Sunset Bar, the Sunchaser Bar, the Coast Bar and Restaurant, or while lounging poolside or frolicking on the shore. The resort also offers local delicacies that are created and mastered by our very own chefs, and is served at the Coast Restaurant, which is strategically located to take full advantage of the seafont view.

Discover one of the world’s most beautiful beaches and experience an unforgettable beach holiday, only in Aureo La Union, where the world revolves around you..

Thunderbird Resorts - Poro Point

Experience a New Dimension of Luxury at the Santorini of Asia

Nestled on a scenic 100-ft cliff at the highest point of Poro Point Peninsula that overlooks San Fernando Bay and the West Philippine Sea where one can witness the most picturesque sunsets, Thunderbird Resorts & Casinos – Port Point is a 65-hectare Mediterranean-inspired premier integrated resort in La Union, Philippines.

Dubbed as the Santorini of Asia, Thunderbird Resorts & Casinos -Poro Point is a dream destination of its own. Experience Greece's world-renowned resort town without needing to leave our local shores, with the ever-famous Santorini dome as the resort's primary landmark.

Thunderbird Resorts & Casinos -Poro Point is the only resort in the north with 5-star hotel amenities. It features luxurious rooms and villas, a myriad of dining options, recreational and wellness facilities, world-class casino, state of the art  event center and function rooms and 9-hole all weather golf course.

Thunderbird Resorts & Casinos – Poro Point offers a unique accommodation experience- radiating the highest standards of comfort and luxury. The well-appointed Rooms and Villas permits you to have the ultimate staycation of a lifetime. It has 35 deluxe rooms, 29 Ocean Wing deluxe rooms and 4 luxury suites and 60 Santorini-inspired 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom villas and a soon to rise presidential suites.

True to its Santorini's design playbook, the architecture, especially the blue dome roofs and wide white walls, and the white and bright blue motif are evident on the integrated resort's design. It's reminiscent of Greece's famed villages, Fira and Oia.

The Circle Hostel La Union
Hotels and homes
3.82 km away

We are a chain of budget and eco-friendly hostels around the Philippines. We are a sanctuary for the artsy as well as the adventurous and encourage our guests to express themselves amongst each other and on our walls. 

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