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Travel Destination: Vigan Heritage Village, Vigan City, Philippines...

Many of here also loves to reminisce the past. Past that simply pictures the lives of our ancestors. Where we came from, our several heritage, and eventually our culture. Traveling to a heritage place of Vigan City is such a great honor and it really feels good that even until this present time still the place is preserve and continuing to go further.


The historic town of Vigan was inscribed in the World Heritage List in November 1999 because of its outstanding development in architecture, urban planning, and landscape design. It also serves as a testimony to a cultural tradition which has disappeared.

The name Vigan was derived from “”Biga”", a giant taro plant that grows abundantly along the banks of the Mestizo River. This river was central in the development of trade and community activities in Vigan during the 16th to the 19th centuries. 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 and from China with those from Europe to create a unique culture and townscape without parallel anywhere in East and Southeast Asia.

A worth to visit place due to its heritage story. Photo Credit: Coffee Maniac

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