Category: Vigan.

World Heritage Site #502 :: Historic Town of Vigan

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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 Asia.

Location: Province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines.
GPS: N17 34 30, E120 23 15
Date of Inscription: 1999
Criteria: (ii)(iv)
Ref: 502

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Category: Vigan