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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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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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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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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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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10 Traditional Filipino Snacks and Sweets

10 Traditional Filipino Snacks and Sweets

by Xtian Mack on December 10, 2013
Filipinos love to eat, especially food that are sweet. This is probably why our ancestors have come up with a bewildering array of traditional snacks and sweets that truly cater to the tastes of the young and old alike. Being in a pleasantly tropical country, it should come as no surprise that rice, sugar and coconut make up the list of ingredients for the many snacks and sweets we have labeled as distinctly Filipino. Be it for merienda, dessert or pasalubong to loved ones, these traditional food are a delight to have, and, of course, eat.
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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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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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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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