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Vigan is the capital of the Province of Ilocos Sur. It is the only surviving historic city that dates back to the 15th century Spanish Colonial Period. In December 2, 1999 the Historic Town of Vigan was inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The name came from the Ilocano word "kabiga-an" pertaining to the plant "biga" abounds. Biga is a tuberous plant (alocadia indica) that once grew along the banks of its rivers.

The Calle Crisologo is still very much intact with it's coble-stoned street and century old houses. Try going around the city riding the "calesa", it is an experience all visitors shouldn't miss. Try eating their local delicacy in the plaza- "empanada", and visit the museums and beautiful churches. Feel also the thrill of molding burnay jars.

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Vigan City is the capital of Ilocos Sur. This city survived World War II without too much destruction and so it kept its colonial atmosphere. In fact the whole city is an open air museum fu…
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