Culture

World Heritage Sites of the Philippines

  • Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras in Ifugao
    • Batad and Banga-an in Banaue
    • Nagacadan in Kiangan
    • Hapao in Hungduan
    • Mayoyao
  • Historic City of Vigan in Ilocos Sur
  • Baroque Churches of the Philippines
    • San Agustin Church in Manila
    • Paoay Church and Santa Maria Church in Ilocos
    • Miag-ao Church in Iloilo
  • Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park, Puerto Princesa, Palawan
  • Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, Palawan
  • Mount Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary, Davao Oriental

Tentative List

PH NatCom is also working with other sites in the Tentative List — the list the Philippines submits to the World Heritage Centre as potential World Heritage sites — to help their representatives and site managers craft dossiers for future consideration.

  • Apo Reef Natural Park
  • Baroque Churches of the Philippines (extension)
  • Batanes Protected Landscapes and Seascapes
  • Butuan Archaeological Sites
  • Chocolate Hills Natural Monument
  • Coron Island Natural Biotic Area
  • El Nido-Taytay Managed Resource Protected Area
  • Kabayan Mummy Burial Caves
  • Mayon Volcano Natural Park
  • Mt. Iglit-Baco National Park
  • Mt. Malindang Range Natural Park
  • Mt. Mantalingajan Protected Landscape
  • Mt. Pulag National Park
  • Neolithic Shell Midden Sites in Lal-lo and Gattaran Municipalities
  • Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park and outlying areas inclusive of the buffer zone
  • Paleolithic Archaeological Sites in Cagayan Valley
  • Petroglyphs and Petrographs of the Philippines
  • The Tabon Cave Complex and all of Lipuun
  • Turtle Islands Wildlife Sanctuary

Intangible Cultural Heritage

PhNatCom likewise encourages the inscription of intangible cultural heritage elements based on the 2003 Convention.
To date, we have three inscribed elements:

  • Hudhud chants of the Ifugao;
  • Darangen epic of the Maranao people of Lake Lanao; and
  • Tugging rituals and games (shared with South Korea, Viet Nam, and Cambodia).