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Historic Town of Vigan
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Type of site: Cultural
Date: 16th century
Date of Inscription: 1999
Location: Asia, Philippines, Province of Ilocos Sur
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Description: Vigan was established in the 16th century, now it is Asia’s best-preserved example of a planned Spanish colonial town. Its architecture reveals the cultural influence from elsewhere in the Philippines, from China and from Europe, resulting in an unparalleled culture and townscape. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
  Vigan CityThe City of Vigan is a 5th class city in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. It is the capital city of Ilocos Sur. The city, located on the western coast of the large island of Luzon, facing the South China Sea. It is a World Heritage Site in that it is the most intact example of a Spanish colonial town in Asia, and is well-known for its cobblestone streets and a unique architecture that fuses Asian building design and construction with European colonial architecture and planning. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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