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Travel Photography: Visiting The "World Heritage Site" of Vigan City

January 03, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Vigan City is located on the northwestern coast of Luzon in the Philippines. It is the capital of Ilocos Sur province and the only UNESCO World Heritage City in the country. Recently, it won as one of the New Seven Wonders Cities of the World.

The Meztizo District in Vigan is the main tourist hangout particularly the street of Crisologo where you can see and buy all local souvenir items, it is well-preserved Bahay na Bato structures and its historical core. Currently, there are 187 listed ancestral houses in town. Besides this, it also boasts of beautiful colonial churches, a plaza that comes alive with a fountain show at night, a free-roaming zoo and numerous historical museums. 
 


Kalesa ride at night

 


"Pagburnayan" Pottery Maker

 


"Ang Mangangalakal"

 


Traditional "Kalesa" transportation

 


Hotel Felicidad Hallway

 


Singson Residence

 


St. Elizabeth stained glass at St. Paul's Cathedral

 


Inside Ancestral House of Singson

 


White Statue

 


Kalesa along Crisologo Street

 


St. Paul's Cathedral in Vigan

 

* All photos are captured with the Leica V-Lux camera with 25-400mm lens.

 


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