Travel and Tourism Articles in the Philippines

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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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Ten Unique Modes of Transportation in the Philippines

Ten Unique Modes of Transportation in the Philippines

by Adrea Hernan on September 8, 2014
The Philippines has various modes of transportation which makes it easy to get around. From jeepneys to tricycles, there will be a form of transport that is available even in the most remote area. But what makes it different, is the unique modes of transportation that can only be found here in the Philippines and here is the list:
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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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The Oldest Stone House of Dakay

The Oldest Stone House of Dakay

by Jhaypee Guia on June 7, 2012
The House of Dakay is the oldest house that has been living on for so many years. It is situated in the small town of San Jose de Ivana in Batan Island, Batanes.
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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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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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Capisaan Cave System: Fifth Longest Cave System in the Country

Capisaan Cave System: Fifth Longest Cave System in the Country

by Kheem Caparas on June 9, 2015
Capisaan Cave is located in Barangays Capisaan and Alayan in Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya. It is the fifth longest cave system in the country and ranked among the best. It is considered as a geologist’s paradise.
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San Juanico Bridge's bloody foundation: True or Not?

San Juanico Bridge's bloody foundation: True or Not?

by Adrea Hernan on October 26, 2015
San Juanico Bridge's foundation had allegedly made stronger by using the blood of numerous street children. They were offered in a ritual to make sure the strong foundation of the bridge and this is the reason why the bridge is haunted, according to locals.
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Palanan Wilderness Area

Palanan Wilderness Area

by Kheem Caparas on June 22, 2012
The preservation of the our natural wonders, truly rich but endangered, has been the goal of the Palanan Wilderness Area in Isabela, and it offers people a rare glimpse of the many unique sights and wildlife that can be found in the province.
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The Tale of Puente del Diablo

The Tale of Puente del Diablo

by Jhaypee Guia on August 8, 2012
Some call it Punta del Diablo. Yet, since Punta is "point or up" in Spanish and the legend tells of a "bridge", the proper terms seem to be the Spanish Puente. Puente del Diablo in Binangonan, Rizal, is actually a peninsular hill about 20 meters high extending out some 100 meters into the waters of Laguna de Bay. During summer when it has no vegetation growing from its many crags and cracks, its huge, somewhat rectangular rocks give it the appearance of a ruined massive stone bridge.
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