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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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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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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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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Pampanga: The Christmas Capital of the Philippines

Pampanga: The Christmas Capital of the Philippines

by Jane Dacumos on January 14, 2013
When people think of Christmas in Pampanga, their minds easily are filled with images of the Parol, or Christmas lanterns, something the superb craftsmen of San Fernando, Pampanga take pride in making. This has made Pampanga one of the best places to experience Christmas. This is because of their festival that has gradually become an imporant part of Filipino Christmas culture. Every year as the Christmas season app0roaches, the province of Pampanga becomes the center of a thriving industry centered on handcrafted lighted lanterns called “parols” that displays a kaleidoscope of light and color.
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Radar Tukon

Radar Tukon

by Kheem Caparas on June 20, 2012
A curious attraction that can be found in Basco, Batanes is Radar Tukon, which was once a lighthouse that was also used as a United States weather station.
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Top 10 Most Magnificent Caves in the Philippines

Top 10 Most Magnificent Caves in the Philippines

by Jhaypee Guia on August 27, 2013
Spelunkers unite! Here is a list of the most thrilling, most exciting, and most adventurous venues for spelunking in the Philippines.
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Intramuros: The Historic Past Inside the Walled City

Intramuros: The Historic Past Inside the Walled City

by Kheem Caparas on August 1, 2013
Intramuros is located along Manila Bay and south of the Pasig River. It is the oldest district and the historic core of Manila. Intramuros is a Latin word which means “within the walls” and the district beyond the walls are called extramuros, meaning “outside the wall”. Intramuros is also called the “Walled City”.
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The Magsaysay Ancestral House

The Magsaysay Ancestral House

by Jhaypee Guia on June 15, 2012
Those who seek the wealth of our history and heritage would definitely appreciate a visit to the Magsaysay Ancestral House in Castillejos in the beautiful province of Zambales.
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