Philippines Tourism attract about 6 million visitors a year. The Philippines is a Southeast Asian country in the Western Pacific, comprising more than 7,000 islands. Its capital, Manila, is famous for its waterfront promenade and centuries-old Chinatown,
Important Facts on Philippines
Banaue Rice Terraces
The terraces, carved by the Ifugao people on a hill, approximately two thousand years ago, are considered a treasure of the Philippines.
They are made of mud and rocks clustered together and spread over a wide area. UNESCO does not consider them a Heritage Site due to the modernization that has occurred in parts of the hills.
Chocolate Hills in the Philippines
One of the attractions of Philippines Tourism, these are unusual geological formations of close to 1,300 individual mounds scattered in the Island of Bohol.
The almost symmetrical and same-sized formations range from 30 to 50 meters high and are covered in green grass. During the dry season the grass turns brow, hence the name chocolate.
There are many theories on how these formations were created by nature, being one of them that they are weathered rock formations of a kind of marine limestone on top of an impermeable layer of clay.
This relatively small island is very important for Philippines Tourism. It has award-winning beaches, so beautiful they belong in Travel Magazines.
Boracay has awesome resorts and many adventure activities such as cliff diving, parasailing, motorbiking, horse riding, snorkeling, kite surfing and scuba diving. If that is not enough, boat tours allow visitors to explore volcanic caves and remote coves of turquoise lagoons and watch stunning sunsets. In the evenings Boracay features many restaurants and bars with food and drinks providing a full night of entertainment.
This cozy coastal town is located just south of Manila, with gorgeous beaches, diving spots and a rich marine life on its waters.
The most important of its beaches is Sabang Beach with lots of entertainment, shopping and a great nightlife.
Puerto Princesa Underground River
This important sight is located on the north of the Island of Palawa. This lover’s paradise is full of marine life and claims to have an unusual natural beauty, an underground river, the world’s longest navigable underground river all protected within a National Park.
Located in the province of Sorsogon, this is a place of waterfalls, caves and above all pristine beaches.
The sleepy fishing village of Donsol is where you may spot the whale sharks, especially between November and June, being the peak time between February and May.
Palawan Philippines Tourism
This is probably the most visited island of the Philippines. It is called the Gem of the country. It features lush vegetation and beautiful beaches.
Here you’ll find two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Tubbataha Atoll Reef and the Palawan’s Subterranean River.
The Coron Reefs is home to seven lakes surrounded by limestone cliffs, which nobody should miss.
The Tabon Caves is considered to be the Cradle of Philippine Civilization because of the archaeological discoveries made on the site. In 2014, Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards went to this Island as the best island in the world.
Lake Sebu, Mindanao
If you are looking for adventure, this is the place. Lake Sebu is known for waterfalls developed for tourists. You may ride a 180 meter-high zipline over the seven waterfalls and enjoy the marvelous scenery.
You may want to enjoy a walk around the lake when the sun rises or even take a boat ride during sunset. How Romantic!!!
In this small island with many fishing villages you may spot the Thresher Sharks on a regular basis. It has magnificent diving spots with rich marine life.
Ant the beaches are splendid with white sands and crystal-clear waters bordered by coconut trees.
Located in Iloilo, is not just another small town. In fact, it is a World Heritage city that attracts thousands of tourists every year. Visit the Miagao Church called the Church of Santo Tomas de Villanueva, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993.
Visit the Taytay Boni, an ancient stone bridge built by the Spanish colonizers.
MassKara Festival in Bacolod Philippines
Held annually in Bacolod, since 1980 and still being celebrated today. It takes place every October and lasts for 20 days with many activities including body painting and dancing.
The festival is held to commemorate two occasions, one of them being the economic crisis that affected the people of the town after a global drop in sugar prices due to a market influx caused by overproduction in the Caribbean countries. It is also held in commemoration of when MS Don Juan crashed with a tanker, a national tragedy wherein 700 people lost their lives.
Flag of Philippines Description
The National Flag of the Philippines is a horizontal flag bicolor with equal bands of royal blue and scarlet, and with a white, equilateral triangle at the hoist. In the center of the triangle is a golden-yellow sun with eight primary rays, each representing a Philippine province. At each vertex of the triangle is a five-pointed, golden-yellow star, each of which representing one of the country's three main island groups—Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, the central star originally referred to Panay.
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