Vigan shorlisted for New 7 Wonder Cities


Vigan, otherwise known as the living museum of the Philippines, is among the 28 finalists of the New 7 Wonder Cities, as announced by Bernard Weber, Founder-President of New7Wonders, which aims at documenting and conserving works of monuments worldwide.

Vigan’e unparalleled efforts in preserving heritage, history and culture are globally acclaimed. The capital city of Ilocos Sur was also awarded “Best practice in World Heritage Site Management” by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) last year.

From a longlist of 77 cities (which included Cebu and Iloilo), the shortlisted cities will now undergo three elimination phases determined by public voting through the New7Wonders website, which will end on December 7, 2014.

The 28 finalists:

Athens, Greece
Bangkok, Thailand
Barcelona, Spain
Beirut, Lebanon
Casablanca, Morocco
Chicago, USA
Doha, Qatar
Durban, South Africa
Havana, Cuba
Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
Istanbul, Turkey
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Kyoto, Japan
La Paz, Bolivia
London, United Kingdom
Mendoza, Argentina
Mexico City, Mexico
Mumbai, India
Perth, Australia
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Prague, the Czech Republic
Quito, Ecuador
Reykjavik, Iceland
St. Petersburg, Russia
Seoul, South Korea
Shenzhen, China
Vancouver, Canada
Vigan, Philippines

Photographed by Blauearth © Blauearth™ All Rights Reserved 2009-2013

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