Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Historic Town of Vigan

The City of Vigan is located on the western coast of the large island of Luzon, facing the South China Sea. Established during the era of Spanish dominance in Philippines, during the later 1500s, it presents a well preserved demonstration of a typical colonial town under the Spaniards. The Historic Town of Vigan was included by UNESCO as one of the World Heritage Sites in 1999 because its architecture is the conglomeration of cultural elements from the Philippines, China, and Spain, making it unique in the world. Thank you very much Crispulo for this beautiful postcard sent from Vigan! It is really appreciated that Crispulo also chose a perfect stamp with the UNESCO logo, which shows the Saint Paul's Metropolitan Cathedral in this heritage city!