PHILIPPINES

Historic Town of Vigan

Country: Philippines | Type: Cultural | Theme: Colonial, Urban Landscape Introduction to Historic Town of Vigan The island city of Vigan is located in Ilocos Sur province in The Philippines and is its capital. It is situated on the coast of the sizable island of Luzon to the west and is oriented towards the South China Sea. This city is among the many …

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Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras

Country: Philippines | Type: Cultural | Theme: Agriculture, Cultural Landscape Introduction to Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras The Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras have been etched into the curves of the mountains for 2,000 years in Ifugao. The knowledge of how to maintain these terraces is past down from generation to generation. Therefore, a careful balance is maintained between social and …

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