Saturday 23 April 2016

Historic Town of Vigan

This postcard was also sent by Jan and it shows a city that I'd love to visit! It looks a South American city in Asia! 


Vigan, officially the City of Vigan (IlocanoCiudad ti BiganTagalogLungsod ng Vigan) is a fourth class city and capital of the province of Ilocos Sur in the Philippines. The city is located on the western coast of the large island of Luzon, facing the South China Sea. According to the 2010 Philippines census, it has a population of 49,747 people.
It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in that it is one of the few Hispanic towns left in the Philippines where its structures remained intact, and is well known for its cobblestone streets and a unique architecture that fuses Philippine and Oriental building designs and construction, with colonial European architecture. - in: wikipedia

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