A glimpse of the past - VIGAN

If you want to have a glimpse of what life was during the Spanish era, the time when Noli Mi Tangere was still being penned down by Rizal, and when ladies were labelled by people of today as Maria Clara, then the old city of Vigan in Ilocos Sur, with its old Spanish houses, buildings and calesa can help you go back in time.
Vigan City is famous for preserving early architecture. In December of 1999, UNESCO listed the city as a World Heritage Site. 

So this year, the catch line "More fun in the Philippines" by DOT , if talking about preserving the history, is becoming more alive.

The old city of Vigan was awarded by UNESCO its first-ever "Best practice in World Heritage Site Management" award before the  40th World Heritage Convention in Japan ended on Thursday. The city bested 27 cities from 23 countries.

"Vigan is an exceptionally intact and well-preserved example of a European trading town in East and South-East Asia," said UNESCO in its website.

"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," it added.

Keep up the good work Vigan. Thumbs up!
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