Pandayan Factory | Things to do in Calasiao-Pangasinan
|Address:||, Calasiao, Pangasinan|
Founded by “Puto King” Rudy dela Cruz in the 1970’s, Bella’s Puto Factory is a crucial gustatory landmark not just in Pangasinan, but in the Philippines. Bella’s Puto or rice cake is known for its uniquely tasteful flavors, ranging from its original offering to various flavors like cheese and ube. Bella’s Puto also produces kuchinta and other variations of rice cakes.
Famous showbiz celebrities and typical foodies have visited Bella’s Puto Factory through the years. Although this fact has been one of the reasons why this site has been frequently visited by tourists, the million-peso success story of Tatay Rudy has won the hearts of visitors too through the years. When it opened in the 1970’s, Bella’s Puto began with producing only 50 pieces of puto per day. Today, the Philippines’ Puto King produces 50,000 pieces daily.
As Calasiao is the “Puto” or Rice Cake Capital of the Philippines, the town’s Puto Market is a key stopover site to tasting and bringing home this local delicacy. Located across the municipal hall, the puto market comprise of numerous stalls selling local puto products and other delicacies. The rice cakes come in countless shapes, colors, sizes, and flavors. This area of the town is also home to Calasiao’s annual Puto Festival, held every December. Other than parades and street dances, the festival highlights the greatest puto-makers in town competing for the award of the best puto-based art masterpiece.
Señor Tesoro Shrine is a Catholic tourist landmark popularly known for its miracles and answered prayers brought by the growing crucifix of Calasiao. Thousands of devotees frequent this shrine every April to May during the feast of Senior Divino Tesoro. Many followers of this patron saint have made testimonials of how this shrine have indeed brought them miracles and answered prayers. The Shrine is located at Calasiao town proper, in the same building where the Calasiao Municipal Hall is located.
Where to stay
Unwind and get close to nature at this resort in Calasiao, Pangasinan. This place invites you to take a breather away from the hustle and bustle of the city, while still offering you the basic amenities you need. Whether you’re looking for a new adventure, in a new town or a quiet respite from your busy schedule, this relaxing getaway has you covered.
Getting there and around
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