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World Heritage Site #502 :: Historic Town of Vigan

World Heritage Site #502 :: Historic Town of Vigan

Table of Contents Established in the 16th century, Vigan is the best-preserved example of a planned Spanish colonial town in Asia. Its architecture reflects the coming together of cultural elements from elsewhere in the Philippines, from China and from Europe, resulting in a culture and townscape that have no parallel anywhere in East and South-East […]

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Weekend in Vigan: 12 things to do

Weekend in Vigan: 12 things to do

MANILA, Philippines – If you’re looking for a weekend getaway, a trip that won’t require filed leaves or missed classes, Vigan is perfect. The tiny city in Ilocos Sur is just right for a two-day, one-night vacation. My companion and I took a night bus from Metro Manila that left at 9pm and arrived in […]

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Vigan Heritage Village threatened by storm surges, earthquakes

Vigan Heritage Village threatened by storm surges, earthquakes

by Ben P. Pacris VIGAN CITY, Ilocos Sur, Nov. 17 (PIA) — The Vigan Heritage Village, which is included in the UNESCO’s World Heritage List and the main tourist attraction of Ilocos Sur, is threatened by storm surges and earthquakes due to the impact of climate change. The alarm was issued by provincial board member […]

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P100 M needed to modernize Vigan Airport – Cong. Singson

P100 M needed to modernize Vigan Airport – Cong. Singson

by Ben P. Pacris VIGAN CITY, Ilocos Sur, Nov. 8 (PIA) — Congressman Ryan Luis Singson urged the Aquino Administration through Transportation and Communications Sec. Mar Roxas to help in the expansion and modernization of the Vigan Airport in this Heritage City, the no. 4 tourist destination in the country and included in the UNESCO’s […]

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Historic Town of Vigan :: About

Historic Town of Vigan :: About

Vigan is an exceptionally intact and well-preserved example of a European trading town in East and South-East Asia. The architecture is truly reflective of its roots in both materials and design, in its fusion of Asian building design and construction with European colonial architecture and planning. The town is located in the delta of the […]

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Historic Town of Vigan :: Travel Guide

Historic Town of Vigan :: Travel Guide

Orientation Vigan is a relatively small city with two hearts: the recreational and shopping area around the adjacent Plaza Salcedo and Plaza Burgos in the north, and the commercial centre around the public market in the south. The mestizo district is focused along Plaridel and Mena Crisologo Streets, running south from Plaza Burgos towards the […]

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“Conscripcion” at Metro Museum showcases Ilocano Culture

“Conscripcion” at Metro Museum showcases Ilocano Culture

by Ben P. Pacris VIGAN CITY, Oct. 24 (PIA) — Artifacts, records and documents depicting the “bloody” history and rich culture of Ilocos Sur during the Colonial Era are now displayed in the “Conscripcion” Exhibit since Oct. 17 at the Metropolitan Museum in Manila. The exhibit has attracted artists, culture enthusiasts, Genuine Ilocanos, government officials […]

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'Raniag' fest kicks off Wednesday

‘Raniag’ fest kicks off Wednesday

By FREDDIE G. LAZARO October 25, 2011, 6:03pm VIGAN CITY, Ilocos Sur, Philippines — All is set for the celebration of the weeklong “Raniag Twilight Festival” here which will run from Wednesday until All Saints’ Day on November 1, Mayor Eva Marie Singson Medina said. “This year’s celebration of ‘Raniag Twilight Festival 2011’ has more […]

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Vigan celebrates weeklong UNESCO world heritage cities festival

Vigan celebrates weeklong UNESCO world heritage cities festival

by Fredie G .Lazaro VIGAN CITY, Sept. 3 (PIA) — The world heritage city of Vigan joins this year’s weeklong celebration of the United Nations Educational and Scientific Cultural Organization (UNESCO’s) Word Heritage Cities Solidarity Day and Cultural Festival on September 3 – 10 2011 here, according to Mayor Eva Marie S. Medina. On Sept.3 […]

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