Travel and Tourism Articles in the Philippines

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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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Scenic Forests in the Philippines

Scenic Forests in the Philippines

by Jhaypee Guia on August 27, 2013
The Philippines has been blessed with some of the most biologically diverse as well as the most beautiful forests anywhere on the planet. These forests, either natural or man-made, have served many functions for people, and it is only now that most have become aware of the inherent importance of the forests and why our existence may ultimately be dependent on the survival of these wonders of nature.
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Albay Park and Wildlife: Must-Visit Attraction

Albay Park and Wildlife: Must-Visit Attraction

by Jhaypee Guia on March 18, 2014
A picnic grove and a park rolled into one, this place is the best way to commune with nature right at the heart of Legazpi City. Have a satisfying get-together with your family and friends while roaming the park which houses 347 animals belonging to 75 species.
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Baluarte Vigan – More than just a zoo!

Baluarte Vigan – More than just a zoo!

by Jane Dacumos on June 5, 2012
Lying in hectares of land that stretches from the rolling plains towards the hills and offering a grand view of Vigan and the South China Sea, Baluarte or Fortress of Vigan is a resort complex featuring a mini zoo with animals endemic to the Philippines and from other countries. It is owned by a well-known person of Vigan, Mr. Chavit Singson, and continuously being improved by the city government.
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Lake Buhi: Home of the Smallest Fish in the World!

Lake Buhi: Home of the Smallest Fish in the World!

by Kheem Caparas on June 30, 2012
Lake Buhi has an area of 18 square kilometers and has an average depth of 8 meters. The lake lies in the valley formed by two ancient volcanoes, Mt. Asog and Mt. Malinao.
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Philippine Naked-backed Fruit Bat

Philippine Naked-backed Fruit Bat

by Xtian Mack on November 12, 2012
The Philippine Naked-backed Fruit Bat or Philippine bare-backed fruit bat (Dobsomia chapmani) is a megabat that lives on Negros Island and two small populations live on Cebu Island in the Philippines. Like other bare-backed fruit bats, its wings meet along the midline of their bodies, making it a very agile flier. It roosted in caves, in areas where little light penetrated the gloom. It was so abundant once that it left piles of guano, which were used by miners as fertilizer.
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Palawan Bearcat

Palawan Bearcat

by Xtian Mack on November 14, 2012
The Binturong (Arctictis binturong), also known as the Asian bearcat, the Palawan bearcat, or simply the bearcat, is a species of the family Viverridae, which includes the civets and genets. It is the only member of its genus. The binturong is neither a bear or a cat, and the real meaning of the original name has been lost, as the local language that gave it that name is now extinct.
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Caunayan Falls: The Solemn Waterfall of San Luis, Aurora

Caunayan Falls: The Solemn Waterfall of San Luis, Aurora

by Red de Vera on June 25, 2014
Aurora is known for its beaches and surfing destinations but this province has also other great tourist attractions. This includes some magnificent waterfalls that can be seen in the municipalities of the province and one of them is the majestic Caunayan Falls. It is located in San Luis, a municipality south of Baler.
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The Amazing Asik-asik Falls

The Amazing Asik-asik Falls

by Jhaypee Guia on June 25, 2015
Asik-asik Falls is located at Sitio Dulao, Upper Dado, Alamada, North Cotabato. This spring falls is very amazing because there is no stream above the hill where the water comes.
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The Maya

The Maya

by Xtian Mack on November 10, 2012
Maya is the Filipino common name for the Eurasian tree sparrow, Passer montanus. This widely distributed Passeriformes species is just introduced to the country, but has adapted very well to its conditions. It is now arguably the most familiar bird in urban areas in the Philippines. As a result it is confused by most locals with maya pula, or the Black-headed Munia (Lonchura atricapilla), as the former national bird of the Philippines.
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