A World Heritage Site – UNESCO
A World Heritage Site is a landmark or area which is selected by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization as having cultural, historical, scientific, or another form.. …
The World Heritage Convention also defines types of natural, cultural, or mixed properties that may be inscribed on the World Heritage List. Natural properties are sites of intense beauty that maintain the environmental balance of a region or of the world, or sites that show a unique geological origin that was made from the formation of the earth.
Cultural properties are man-made and demonstrate the highest achievements of human thought and creativity. There are also mixed properties, called “cultural landscapes” on the World Heritage List, that combine outstanding natural and cultural values resulting from the constant interaction between people and the natural environment.
World Heritage List
The World Heritage List includes five Philippines properties: Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park, the Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras, the Historic Town of Vigan, the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, and the Baroque Churches of the Philippines – Santo Tomàs de Villanueva in Miag-ao, Iloilo; San Agustin in Paoay, Ilocos Norte; Nuestra Señora de la Asunción in Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur; and San Agustin in Intramuros, Manila.
These World Heritage properties relate a chapter of the Filipino story. They confirm the abundance of nature in the country and illustrate how Filipino creativity blossomed into a unique national architectural style. Philippine cultural landscapes in the Cordilleras demonstrate the resourcefulness of man in adapting to nature and establishing a sustainable method of coexistence.
Tours around the Philippines at our UNESCO Sites – is a must-see for all travelers. Marvel at the Chocolate Hills in Cebu, see the world’s smallest Primate Tarsier. Take a trip to the Underground River in Palawan. Trek the world’s most perfect conical shape Volcano at Mt Mayon.
prefer the aqua waters and beaches then visit amazing tropical islands, El Nido, Boracay, Panglao – see below for more adventures
Read more about some UNESCO Sites in the Philippines ~ All worth a Visit!
Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, Palawan
Ifugao or Banaue Rice Terraces in Ifugao
The Historic City of Vigan in Ilocos Sur
Church of San Agustin in Paoay, Ilocos Norte
Nuestra Señora de la Asunción in Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur
Chocolate Hills, Bohol + World’s Tiniest Primate, the Tarsia
San Agustin Church in Intramuros, Manila
Santo Tomas de Villanueva Church in Miag-ao, Iloilo
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