The historic town of Vigan was recognized as a World Heritage site by UNESCO on 1999 and just last December 8 2014, was named one of the New7WonderCities of the World by the non government organization New7Wonders.
The heritage city of Vigan is the capital of the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. As an example of a well-preserved Hispanic towns in the Philippines, one will wonder how it remained intact despite the destruction brought about by World War II. It is quite unique only in the Philippines which cannot be found elsewhere in Asia.
Vigan’s cobblestone streets, churches and houses are reminders of Spanish colonial era which is regarded as the longest period of colonization in the history of the Philippines.
Vigan has become one of the favorite destinations of travelers, photographers, amateurs and professionals alike, and simply those who are looking to experience traveling back in time. There are many scenic spots to go to in Vigan and due to proximity, one can visit the main points of interest within the day.
With the number of tourist spots that can only be found here in Vigan across Asia and the story of love and heroism, I certainly believe that the Heritage Town of Vigan deserves to win the award.