Philippines’ lesser known wonder

There is plenty of media exposure for major tourist attractions in the Philippines, whether it be the burgeoning island resorts of Boracay or Palawan, or the history and culture of bustling Manila. However the diversity of the country means that many attractions in the Philippines often go unnoticed.

One of those gems is the City of Vigan, a province of Ilocos Sur that was officially recognised as one of the New7Wonder Cities of the World in 2015. Facing the South China Sea on the western coast of Luzon, Vigan is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that boasts many intact historical structures, is paved in cobblestone streets and has a unique architectural style that melds traditional Asian design with a European flavour.

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