Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Vigan Heritage Village

This card of the Vigan Heritage Village will travel to Poland tomorrow :)

Vigan, Ilocos Sur is a UNESCO heritage site. It's a well-preserved example of European trading town in South East Asia. The place is a fusion of Asian building design and European colonial architecture and planning. The houses is of the traditional Filipino dwelling design, the nipa hut. A more detailed description of the place can be found here.

My first time in Vigan was February 2006. I enjoyed a dinner by candlelight for the Valentine's Day with my friends from the Philippine Normal University's Department of Science & Technology - Scholar's Association.  We there for an educational field trip. 

This card also shows a traditional type of transportation, the kalesa. It's a horse-drawn carriage that can usually fit 2 passengers plus the driver. I remember paying P20 when we were there for a kalesa ride from our hotel to the city circle. 

I am itching to visit Vigan again. I hope that the place is still as serene and tranquil as I remember it, when I actually have the chance to experience it again.



  1. Do you still have this one? I would like to swap for a CDO postcard. ^_^

    1. Yep, one copy remaining for this card. I can swap it with you :)


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