While the N7W listing has reduced thousands of sites to just seven, Unesco now has 1,034 inscribed sites since it started its annual WH listing in 1978.
Vigan's official N7W declaration was set during the week-long Binatbatan Festival of the Arts.
On the last day of the festival, after a motorcade in the morning, the N7W monument in front of the city hall was unveiled.
competition will draw to a close on November 11, 2011.
competition will draw to a close on November 11 and people have only 44 days left to vote.
The goal of the N7W is to bring global appreciation for our natural heritage to the same level as that we hold for our cultural world.
Bu Tinah is the only candidate from the Arabian Gulf to have reached the finals of the N7W contest.
The votes go directly to the N7W offices, so we cannot tell how many votes were cast so far, this is for reasons of impartiality in nominations.