Vigan barges into next round of New7Wonders Cities
MANILA, Philippines—The city of Vigan, capital of Ilocos Sur, has made it to the next round of the international search for New 7 Wonders- Cities of the World.
On Tuesday, July 8, the New7Wonders announced the 21 official finalists that will contend for the New 7 Wonder Cities. Bernard Weber, Founder-President of New7Wonders, made the announcement in Lisbon, capital of Portugal.
The other finalists are:
– Kuala Lumpur
– La Paz (Bolivia)
– Mendoza (Argentina)
– Mexico City
– Saint Petersburg
– Seoul, Shenzhen
Voting continues until the contenders will be reduced to 14 on October 2. The top seven cities will be announced on December 7. The public may vote via new7wonders.com; international telephone voting lines; and national SMS.
Vigan, dubbed as the best-preserved example of a planned Spanish colonial town in Asia, was named a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization in 1999. It is one of the six Unesco World Heritage Sites in the Philippines.
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