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Where is the Town of Vigan?

Town of Vigan Background and importance

Vigan is a world heritage city in the Philippines. Built since the 16th century (21st century Buddhist) is considered one of the most beautiful cities. Located to the west of Luzon. The province of Ilocos Sur in the north of the Philippines is an example of good urban planning during the Spanish colonial period in Asia By planning the city is a form of European commercial city in Asia that blends Chinese culture and European culture harmoniously. Resulting in the culture and city landscape that is unique in East Asia and Southeast Asia.

The historic town of Vigan was established in the late-1500s, during the Spanish domination of the Philippines, and still has the same look and feel hundreds of years later. The well-preserved city is the capital of Ilocos Sur, in the northwest of Luzon, and is also a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Vigan still retains the uniqueness of Spanish colonial architecture. The streets and buildings are Spanish. Old Spanish houses that are still in perfect condition in the old town. There are historic churches from the colonial period, such as the famous Cathedral of Vigan. The roads in this city are therefore only allowed by carriages. The historic city of Wigan was Registered as a World Cultural Heritage on 2 December 1999, having met the requirements and criteria for considering the cultural heritage of 2 items as follows:

  1. It is a very powerful thing Push for continuous development in architectural design Monument, sculpture garden and landscape, as well as the development of related arts Or the development of human settlement Which has occurred in a certain period of time Or on any area of ​​the world that preserves culture.
  2. It is an outstanding example of the type of structure that represents development Culture, society, fine arts, science, technology and industry in the history of humanist…

What is special about Vigan City?

Vigan is famous for its well-preserved Spanish Colonial town, historical Vigan tourist spots, and delicious food and delicacies. Because of its charm, it has been inscribed as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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