List of World Heritage Sites in the Philippines

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Location of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Philippines

The UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) has designated six World Heritage Sites in the Philippines. The UNESCO World Heritage Sites are places of importance to cultural or natural heritage as described in the UNESCO World Heritage Convention.

The Philippines, following its ratification of the convention on Thursday, September 19, 1985, made its historical and natural sites eligible for inclusion on the list. The Philippines had its first sites included in 1993, and since 1999, has six sites on the list spanning nine locations. Of those six sites, three are cultural and three natural. Twenty-eight other properties have also been submitted to the Tentative List for possible nomination in the future.


World Heritage List[edit]

Image Site Location Type (criteria) Description Year Ref
Miagao Church.jpg
Miagao Church
Iloilo Cultural: (ii)(iv) Baroque Churches of the Philippines 1993 677
St. Augustine Church - Paoay, Ilocos Norte.jpg
Paoay Church
Ilocos Norte
FvfIntramuros2720 24.JPG
San Agustin Church
Manila
Sta. Maria Church.JPG
Santa Maria Church
Ilocos Sur
VIGAN CITY.jpg
Historic Town of
Vigan
Ilocos Sur Cultural: (ii)(iv) 1999 502
Mount Hamiguitan peak.JPG
Mount Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary
Davao Oriental Natural: (x) 2014 (38th session) 1403 (Tentative: 5487)
Palawan Underground.JPG
Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park
Palawan Natural: (vii)(x) 1999 652
Batad rice terraces in Ifugao.jpg
Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
Ifugao Cultural: (iii)(iv)(v) 1995 722
Tubbataha Shark.jpg
Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park
Sulu Sea Natural: (vii)(ix)(x) 1993 653

Tentative List[edit]

The following 28 sites are on the Tentative List for the Philippines, meaning that the government intends to consider them for nomination in the future:[1]

Image Site Location Type (criteria) Description Ref
Agusan Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary
Agusan del Sur Natural: (ix)(x) 5023
To Learn The Past.jpg
Angono Petroglyphs
Rizal Cultural: (iv) 519
Reef4318 - Flickr - NOAA Photo Library.jpg
Apo Reef Natural Park
Sulu Sea Natural: (vii)(ix)(x) 5033
Loboc Church facade.jpg
Baroque Churches of the Philippines (Extension)
Loboc Church, Boljoon Church, Guiuan Church, Tumauini Church and Lazi Church
Multiple locations Cultural: (i)(iii)(iv)(v)(vi) 3860
Goats in Batanes.png
Batanes Protected Landscape and Seascape
Batanes Mixed 521
Butuan Archeological Sites
Agusan del Norte Cultural: (iii)(iv)(v) 2071
Chocolate hills, Bohol.png
Chocolate Hills Natural Monument
Bohol Natural: (vii)(viii) 5024
Coron - Kayangan Lake.jpg
Coron Island Natural Biotic Area
Palawan Mixed: (iii)(ix)(x) 5035
El Nido, 2007-02-08.jpg
El Nido-Taytay Protected Area
Palawan Natural: (ix)(x) 5034
Baclayon Church.jpg
Jesuit Churches of the Philippines (Extension)
Baclayon Church, Maragondon Church, Guiuan Church and Loboc Church
Multiple locations Cultural: (iv) 514
Kabayan Mummy Burial Caves
Benguet Cultural: (i)(ii)(iii)(iv)(v)(vi) 2070
Liguasan Marsh
Central Mindanao Natural: (ix)(x) 5025
Mount Apo.JPG
Mount Apo Natural Park
Davao del Sur Natural: (x) 5485
Bubalus mindorensis by Gregg Yan 03.jpg
Mounts Iglit-Baco National Park
Mindoro Natural: (ix)(x) 5036
Mount malindang landsat.jpg
Mount Malindang Range Natural Park
Misamis Occidental Natural: (vii)(ix)(x) 5029
Ph mtpulag.jpg
Mount Pulag National Park
Luzon Natural: (ix)(x) 5030
Neolithic Shell Midden Sites in Lal-lo and Gattaran
Cagayan Cultural: (ii)(iii)(iv)(v) 5019
Ultrabasic forests above 1200 m at Barangay Diddadungan - ZooKeys-266-001-g006.jpg
Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park
Luzon Natural: (ix)(x) 5037
Paleolithic Archaeological Sites in Cagayan Valley
Cagayan Valley Cultural: (ii)(iii)(iv)(v) 2069
Hinagdanan cave, Bohol.jpg
Panglao Island
Bohol Natural: (ix)(x) 5027
SanSebastianChurchEntrance.jpg
San Sebastian Church
Manila Cultural: (i)(ii)(iv) 518
Taytay.JPG
Spanish Colonial Fortifications of the Philippines
Spanish fortresses in Romblon, Romblon, Capul, Northern Samar, Dauis, Bohol, Maribojoc, Bohol and Taytay
Multiple locations Cultural: (ii)(iii) 520
Taal Volcano.jpg
Taal Volcano Protected Landscape
Batangas Natural: (vii)(viii)(x) 5026
The Maranao Settlement at Tugaya
Lanao del Sur Cultural: (i)(iii)(vi) 5017
TabonCaves.JPG
Tabon Cave Complex
Palawan Cultural: (ii)(iii)(iv)(v) 1860
Turtle Islands Wildlife Sanctuary
Tawi-Tawi Natural: (ix)(x) 5032

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tentative Lists: Philippines". UNESCO. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 

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