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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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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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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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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Waling-waling: The Queen of Philippine Orchids

Waling-waling: The Queen of Philippine Orchids

by Kheem Caparas on June 1, 2012
Waling-waling or Vanda Sanderiana is dubbed as the “Queen of Philippine Orchids”. It is also worshipped as Diwata (fairy) by the native Bagobos and discovered in the year 1882. It is the rarest, most beautiful, and most expensive orchid among thousands of species that can be found 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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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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Honda Bay’s Intoxicating Dos Palmas Island Resort and Spa

Honda Bay’s Intoxicating Dos Palmas Island Resort and Spa

by Adrea Hernan on January 21, 2016
Dos Palmas Island Resort and Spa is another breathtaking tourist destination to visit in Palawan. It is nestled on Arreceffi Island which is one of more than 16 beautiful islets that lies in the tropical waters of Honda Bay, northeast of Princesa City.
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The Famous Bicol Express

The Famous Bicol Express

by Renz Lakilak on November 10, 2014
Having an almost perfect cone shape, Bicol is known for its volcano Mt. Mayon. Because of this, Bicol has been one of the best tourist spots in the country, helping to promote tourism in the Philippines. But aside from that, what is another word that comes to mind when hearing the word Bicol? Mt. Mayon is not the only reason why Bicol is famous, but also for becauxse of its culinary specialty, Bicol Express.
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10 Great Filipino Food on a Cold Day

10 Great Filipino Food on a Cold Day

by Xtian Mack on January 12, 2015
Dealing with the cold air of January or just a particularly damp, rainy day can be a challenge for most Filipinos. Living in a tropical country, there are some Filipinos who just can't bear really low temperatures. This is probably why Filipinos over the years have developed an amazing variety of culinary delights especially for these occasions, created, developed and passed on to generations to bring warmth to the shivering Filipino. So when the temperatures hit the low end, expect Filipinos to seek these out to warm their bellies and their bodies. Other just make the cold a reason to indulge a craving for something different. It is undeniable that these Filipino food have brought us warmth, comfort and ease whenever we needed them.
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