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Vigan City named as one of CNN’s 13 of Asia’s Most Picturesque Towns


Vigan City located in the north Luzon which is the capital of Ilocos Sur is one of the top destination for local and tourist. The Department of Tourism lauded the selection of Vigan City among CNN’s 13 of Asia’s Most Picturesque Towns.


Vigan is one of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) World Heritage City and CNN describe it as “one of the best places to experience Spanish colonial-era architecture in Asia,”


Plaza Salcedo, the restored church of Saint Paul’s Cathedral and the trade center at cobble-stoned street Calle Crisologo are considered a must-see sites due to its instagrammable sights.


Aside from attaraction, Vigan has rich in culinary scenes that features unique native dishes, such as the bagnet, a deep fried crispy pork belly dish, poqui-poqui, a mixed vegetables dish, and the empanada

“The City of Vigan’s heritage, the Hispanic architecture, and the food make it a picture-perfect site and deserving of the spot in the CNN’s list,” said by Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat

Vigan is also selected as one of the New 7 Wonders Cities in 2014.



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