Travel and Tourism Articles 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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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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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 Wonderful Hundred Islands in Pangasinan

The Wonderful Hundred Islands in Pangasinan

by Jhaypee Guia on May 15, 2015

The Hundred Islands National Park is situated in Alaminos City, Pangasinan. Also known as “Kapulo-puloan” or “Taytay-Bakes,” these little Islands are one of the most magnificent natural geological formations in the Philippines

The islands are dispersed along the Lingayen Gulf and have a total land area of 1,844 hectares or 18.44 square kilometers. There are 124 islands here but one gets submerged in water during high tide. The islands are shaped like giant umbrellas or mushrooms. The islands are about two million years of age; it was theorized that they are part of the seabed a long long time ago.


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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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5 Tourist Attractions in Biliran that are worth visiting

5 Tourist Attractions in Biliran that are worth visiting

by Kaye Valdez on October 23, 2014
Biliran is an emerging tourist destination in Eastern Visayas that can compete with other well-known tourist attractions such as Boracay and Palawan. The province has numerous natural attractions such as majestic waterfalls, beautiful beaches and cavernous caves. Its attractions are still unspoiled that needs to be discovered.
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Mactan Shrine: Depicting the History of Filipinos' Bravery

Mactan Shrine: Depicting the History of Filipinos' Bravery

by Kheem Caparas on July 31, 2013

The Mactan Shrine in Punta Engaño, Mactan Island, Cebu, Philippine was where the battle between the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan and Mactan Island chieftain Lapu-Lapu happened.

Tourist visits the place to see the famous site of the "Battle of Mactan".


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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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A Gateway to Taal Lake and Volcano

A Gateway to Taal Lake and Volcano

by Jane Dacumos on February 27, 2015

Taal Volcano is the smallest active volcano in the whole world. Found in Batangas, Southern Luzon, this wonder of nature holds a very breathtaking view of the crater lake and surrounding villages. Here are some of the activities that you can do at Taal Lake and Volcano.


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