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representing almost an exact copy of Puebla Cathedral in Puebla. . Manila y The design of the of San Agustin Church is derived from Agustinian churches built in Mexico. Mexico y The Church of San Agustin is the only structure in Intramuros (the southern district of Manila) to survive World War II bombardment.San Agustin Church.

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Church of La Nuestra Señora de la Asuncion. it served as a citadel during times of crisis. Ilocos Sur y The Church of La Nuestra Señora de la Asuncion is located on top of a hill. in Santa Maria. providing the best example of the blend of purposes in the architecture y Two huge columns flank the church façade and what makes the church attractive is the reddish exterior due to the exposed brickwork .

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Church of San Agustin. The church has featured 24 curved buttresses. . the Church of San Agustin in Paoay is considered the most outstanding variant of the Earthquake Baroque architectural style y Unlike other bell towers in the country. Ilocos Norte y Based on the nomination dossier submitted to UNESCO. the Paoay Church s coral stone belltower is detached from its main building. Paoay.

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Church of Santo Tomas de Villanueva. . in Miag-ao. Iloilo y The Church of Santo Tomas de Villanueva withstood the occasional attacks from Muslims coming from the south y The church and its watchtowers had been built with thick walls and secret passages to defend the town and its people y The defensive purpose of the Church led to the popular name The Miag-ao Fortress Church.

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Its architecture reflects the coming together of cultural elements from elsewhere in the Philippines. from China and from Europe.HISTORIC TOWN OF VIGAN Established in the 16th century. resulting in a culture and townscape that have no parallel anywhere in East and South-East Asia . Vigan is the best-preserved example of a planned Spanish colonial town in Asia.

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BANAUE RICE TERRACES y The Banaue Rice Terraces (Tagalog: Hagdan-hagdang Palayan ng Banawe) also called Payew. y The Rice Terraces are commonly referred to by Filipinos as the "Eighth Wonder of the World y It is commonly thought that the terraces were built with minimal equipment. largely by hand. . It is said that if the steps are put end to end it would encircle half the globe.360 square kilometers (about 4000 square miles) of mountainside. The terraces are located approximately 1500 meters (5000 ft) above sea level and cover 10. are 2000-year old terraces that were carved into the mountains of Ifugao in the Philippines by ancestors of the indigenous people. They are fed by an ancient irrigation system from the rainforests above the terraces.

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Until the 2007 discovery of an underground river in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. . the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River was reputed to be the world's longest underground river. y It includes major formations of stalactites and stalagmites. The lower portion of the river is subject to tidal influences.2 kilometer navigable underground river.PUERTO PRINCESA UNDERGROUND RIVER y The park has a limestone karst mountain landscape with an 8. and several large chambers. A distinguishing feature of the river is that it winds through a cave before flowing directly into the South China Sea.

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.TUBBATAHA REEFS y Tubbataha Reef is an atoll coral reef located in the Sulu Sea of the Philippines. It is a marine sanctuary protected as Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park y The word tubbataha is a combination of two Samal words: tubba and taha. which together means "a long reef exposed at low tide".