Established in the 16th century, Vigan is the best-preserved example of a planned Spanish colonial town in Asia. Its architecture reflects the coming together of cultural elements from elsewhere in the Philippines, from China and from Europe, resulting in a culture and townscape that have no parallel anywhere in East and South-East Asia.
HOW TO GET THERE
Laoag in Ilocos Norte will be your flight’s entry point.
It’s a one-hour plane ride from Taiwan, or a 45-minute flight from Manila.
LAND - From Manila or the nearby provinces in the Ilocos region, buses, jeeps and mini-vans all pass through Vigan.
Once in Vigan, the best mode of transportation is by kalesa. If you don’t have time, you can hire a tricycle.They run on a color-coded system so it’s very easy to go around.
SEA - Not applicable.