Friday, 3 May 2013

The Historic Town of Vigan

Hooray for heritage - Vigan

The Historic Town of Vigan. Longganisa (pork sausage links). Bagnet (deep fried pork belly). Empanadas (stuffed pastry). Oh, and tons of old-world landmarks that would make you want to don a Filipiniana costume and explore the town via calesa (horse-drawn carriage). The capital of Ilocos Sur, Vigan is the best-preserved planned Spanish colonial town in Asia (particularly Calle Crisologo), and a standing historical landmark of what the old East and Southeast Asian trading towns looked like.