Travel and Tourism Articles in the Philippines

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Filipino Customs and Traditions

Filipino Customs and Traditions

by Cecil Abundo on January 13, 2015
Our culture is a big reflection of our great and complex history. It is influenced by most of the people we have interacted with. A blend of the Malayo-Polynesian and Hispanic culture with the influence from Chinese, Indians Arabs, and other Asian cultures really contribute to the customs and traditions of the Filipinos.
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Top 10 Historical Places in the Philippines

Top 10 Historical Places in the Philippines

by Jane Dacumos on July 25, 2013
The Philippines is a world-famous tourist destination. Aside from its beautiful places and scenic tourist spots, it is also rich in history and culture. Filipinos built different landmarks and places to remember the outstanding sacrifices of national heroes and to beautifully exhibit the country’s heritage. These popular works of architecture can capture not only the eyes but also the hearts of the viewers.
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The Seven Natural Wonders of the Philippines

The Seven Natural Wonders of the Philippines

by Red de Vera on September 22, 2014
An archipelago composed of 7, 107 islands, the Philippines offers unique tourist destinations which includes the rice terraces of Ifugao, white sand beaches of Boracay, diving sites of Palawan and the lush forests of Bohol. Philippines is truly a country blessed with natural wonders and attractions.
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TOP 10 Highest Mountains in the Philippines

TOP 10 Highest Mountains in the Philippines

by Jhaypee Guia on May 22, 2012

The Philippines is dotted with towering mountains that are perfect for hiking and trekking. So, to all mountaineers out there, gear up and visit these 10 highest mountains in the country!


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Experience the Philippines' Traditional Games

Experience the Philippines' Traditional Games

by Jhaypee Guia on November 8, 2012
Piko, patintero, taguan, tumbang preso, siato, sipa and luksong tinik are some of the famous and favorite traditional games in the Philippines. Kids gather in the streets or the neighborhood playground to play these Pinoy games. They are popular and well-liked pastimes for many Filipinos, especially those of previous generations. Traditional Filipino Sports are games that are being played by Filipino kids with the use of native materials and instruments. In spite of having a limited resource of toys, Filipinos don’t lose the joy of childhood because of the games being developed by their Filipino ancestors.
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Common Tropical Fruits in the Philippines

Common Tropical Fruits in the Philippines

by Jhaypee Guia on November 5, 2015

Tropical fruits are fruits growing in tropical countries – warm areas with temperate climate. Since Philippine is a tropical country, a variety of delicious tropical fruits are cultivated here. Here are some of the most common tropical fruits in the Philippines.


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The Mystic Tale of Mount Banahaw

The Mystic Tale of Mount Banahaw

by Jhaypee Guia on September 25, 2013

 

Mount Banahaw is an inactive volcano situated between the border of Majayjay, Laguna and Lucban, Quezon which are both beautiful provinces in Luzon. It is the highest mountain in Calabarzon district. It has an elevation of 2,158 meters or 1, 080 ft. It is a national park and one of the government protected areas in the Philippines. This mountain is spectacular for mountaineers and voyagers. It is a good place for adventure seekers who love hiking and trekking.

 


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Indigenous Arts and Crafts

Indigenous Arts and Crafts

by Kheem Caparas on January 6, 2014
Take a look at the native and indigenous forms of arts and crafts in the Philippines.
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Limasawa Island: A Place of the First Mass in the Philippines

Limasawa Island: A Place of the First Mass in the Philippines

by Jhaypee Guia on May 7, 2015
Limawasa, an island municipality in Southern Leyte, is a small yet flourishing town being the site of the First Christian Mass in the country and in Asia. The First Cross and the First Mass Shrine are some of the frequently visited spots that give tourists a rare experience of retracing the historic footsteps of the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan in 1521 who paved the way for the beginning of Christianity in the country.
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Ethnic Groups of the Philippines

Ethnic Groups of the Philippines

by Jane Dacumos on August 3, 2013
There are 100 or so different sea-based or highland-based tribal groups in the Philippines. Among Filipinos, they are ones least influenced by western or Islamic cultures. Some of the people in this category include the Cordillerano (Igorot), who live in the highlands of Luzon; the Mangyan of Mindoro; the scattered Negritos including the Aeta in Luzon and the Ati of Panay; the tribes of Palawan ; the Lumad of Mindanao (including the Manobo, Tasaday, Mamanwa, Mandaya, and Kalagan); and the Bajau of the Sulu Archipelago. While some tribal groups living in Luzon have been Americanized and Westernized--an example of which is the predominance of Protestantism in Cordillera Administrative Region—the tribal groups living in Mindoro and Palawanare still generally animistic, while many of those in Mindanao practice folk Islam.
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