Our very own Vigan City has been shortlisted as one of the 28 finalists in the campaign for the 'New 7 Wonders Cities' of the world.
Vigan, a vibrant city located in northern Philippines, is a prime tourist destination and home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the Heritage Village. A gem of Ilocos Sur, Vigan showcases the rich Spanish heritage through its many well-preserved architectures and ancestral homes. It's also home to old museums, tasty local dishes, and a heritage church. A true world- class heritage city, indeed.
Bernard Weber, founder-president of New7Wonders, announced yesterday the official list of finalists. He said “This outstanding shortlist of 28 cities mirrors the diversity of urban society, especially when, for the first time in history, more than half of our planet’s population lives in cities. Going forward, the New7Wonders Cities campaign will encourage debate about how cities should respond to the challenges of the present and the future. By voting in this worldwide campaign, people everywhere can decide the 7 cities that best represent the achievements and aspirations of our global urban civilization.”
The finalists will have to go through three elimination phases through online voting which will end on December 7, 2014.
Video courtesy: TVigan Ka-ivigan
Vote for Vigan here ---> www.world.new7wonders.com
The 28 finalists are (in alphabetical order):
Durban, South Africa
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
La Paz, Bolivia
London, United Kingdom
Mexico City, Mexico
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Prague, Czech Republic
St. Petersburg, Russia
Seoul, South Korea