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What is a UNESCO World Heritage Site?

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.

UNESCO Tours

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!

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Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, Palawan

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Ifugao or Banaue Rice Terraces in Ifugao

The Unesco World Heritage List

The Historic City of Vigan in Ilocos Sur

Interior of the San Agustin Church

Church of San Agustin in Paoay, Ilocos Norte

Ilocos-Sur-Santa-Maria-Church

Nuestra Señora de la Asunción in Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur

BOHOL COUNTRY SIDE TOUR

Chocolate Hills, Bohol + World’s Tiniest Primate, the Tarsia

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San Agustin Church in Intramuros, Manila

Santo Tomas de Villanueva Church in Miag-ao, Iloilo

Santo Tomas de Villanueva Church in Miag-ao, Iloilo

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