Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Philippines -What to Expect in Vigan City

It was past noon by the time I reached Vigan City. The sun was gloriously bright, something I'm always grateful for when travelling as it makes exploration much easier.

This UNESCO Heritage Site has been in my bucket list since the moment I found out about it and saw how beautiful it is. A former settlement for traders, it managed to survive the war unharmed and is now a popular tourist destination especially the locals. I managed to include it into my maiden trip to Philippines and there's no regret to all the journeys. 

Here are what to expect when in Vigan City, Philippines.

Beautifully preserved cobblestone street of Spanish era

Which is much more beautiful at night

Big colonial mansions

Calesa waiting for potential customers

Big beautiful church

Christianity motives along the heritage street



  1. Yes u right the second picture in the night is much more beautiful :D
    I'm planning to visit Philippine this year.. can't wait for that time :D

  2. Haha, I'm supposed to be in Philippines this week but due to unforeseen circumstances, I have to cancel the trip. I was actually looking forwards to it.

  3. I like your Philippines posts - it's making me think that there's more to Phillipines ^^ (that was why Phillipines is not in my list of travel destinations)

  4. Thanks, Cubie! There are more to Philippines than most people gives credit for and I really think that is a shame.