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Vigan Heritage Village Has A Diverse Landscape Of Rich Culture And History.

Vigan (Ilocano: Siudad ti Vigan; Tagalog: Lungsod ng Vigan) is the capital of the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Located on the western coast of the large island of Luzon, facing the South China Sea, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it is one of the few towns left in the Philippines whose old structures have mostly remained intact, and it is well known for its sett pavements and a unique architecture of the Philippine colonial era which fuses Native Philippine and Oriental building designs and construction, with colonial Spanish architecture that is still abundant in the area, mainly the Bahay na Bato houses and an Earthquake Baroque church. 

The entire city of Vigan was later inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage City after being declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a member of the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC). 

In May 2015, Vigan City was officially recognized as one of the New7Wonders Cities, putting Vigan on the world map as a top tourist spot that should be in any traveler’s bucket list. 

The locals are more than happy to show you around top Vigan tourist spots and other places of interest, including a number of parks and museums, a beach facing the West Philippine Sea, and a safari-like zoo, to mention just a few of its must-see attractions. 

The VIGAN HERITAGE VILLAGE also known as "Calle Crisologo", is Vigan’s most popular tourist spot. The grounds and pavements of this preserved street are made of cobblestones, and both sides are lined with ancestral houses that are reminiscent of old Spanish towns. It is lined with touristy spots like hotels, bars, souvenir shops, and cafes. You can indulge yourself in souvenir shopping, including native food products and delicacies, or snag world-class hand-woven clothing, blankets, and other accessories at Rowilda’s Weaving. 

 You can also ride a 'kalesa' or horse-drawn carriage. A kalesa ride is good for an hour and can take you around Calle Crisologo and the rest of the VIGAN HERITAGE VILLAGE, including the Vigan Cathedral and Plaza Burgos. There are no vehicles passing this street hence the perfect way to take photos of sturdy Spanish architectures.  

Here are some pictures of The VIGAN HERITAGE VILLAGE:

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