Vigan hailed as one of the New 7 Wonder Cities of the World
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InterAksyon reported on Monday that the campaign to recognize Vigan as one of the most incredible cities of the world has paid off. Vigan’s place in the list of New 7 Wonder Cities of the World is secured, joining Beirut (Lebanon), Doha (Qatar), Durban (South Africa), Havana (Cuba), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), and La Paz (Bolivia). The compilation is the brainchild of Bernard Weber, president of New7Wonders.
According to the report, Weber’s goal was to identify the "best attractions" from around the world. The Swiss-born filmmaker and explorer opened an online poll to determine which destinations are truly worth the ticket and trip. The "Wonder Cities" join the ranks of the "Wonders of the World" and "Wonders of Nature."
The official New7Wonders website quoted Weber saying, "I would like to thank everyone who has helped promote the New7Wonders Cities campaign since its inception in 2011. We began with more than 1,200 nominees from 220 different countries and here we have 7 that represent the global diversity of urban society. For the first time in human history, more than half of our planet's population lives in cities and this election emphasi[z]es the dramatically challenging character of our changing world."