Philippine Tourist Spots
The Philippines, also known as Philippine Islands (formally known as Republic of the Philippines), is a tropical country in Southeast Asia consisting of more than seven thousand islands (7,107 to be exact). It is grouped into three geographical regions, Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.
The group of islands north of the country is called Luzon Islands, the central group is called the Visayas Islands, and the rest of the country in the south is called Mindanao Islands.
The Philippines was a Spanish colony until it was ceded by Spain to the United States of America in 1898. It became a Commonwealth government in 1935 and eventually became independent of the Americans in 1946.
The Philippines is a popular tourist destination in Asia. Not to mention the captivating sceneries across the country, the Philippines boasts of hospitable Filipinos (what the locals are called) who speak English.
Tourist Spots in Luzon
Baguio City. Located five thousand (5,000) feet above sea level on top of a mountain in Benguet Province, Northern Luzon. It's the summer capital of the Philippines for its mild climate. Notable places in Baguio City includes the Mansion House, the official summer residence of the President of the Philippines, and Camp John Hay, a former rest and recreation (R&R) facility of the United States Armed Forces in the Philippines.
Banaue Rice Terraces. Declared as a UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) World Heritage site, Banaue Rice Terraces is part of the Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras. It is located in Ifugao Province in northern Luzon.
Sagada. Famous for its Hanging Coffins, coffins hanging by the cliffs, the traditional way of burying the dead. Located in Mountain Province, northern Luzon.
Subic Bay. Formerly the largest United States naval base outside of continental America, the United States Naval Base Subic Bay is now the location of an industrial and commercial area known as Subic Bay Freeport Zone. It is located about a hundred kilometers away from Manila, the Philippines' capital.
Corregidor Island. The island is situated at the entrance of Manila Bay that leads to the Philippines' oldest and most important seaport in Manila. From the Spanish colonial era to the American occupation of the Philippines, Corregidor Island was used to defend the City of Manila from enemy's naval attacks.
Mayon Volcano. Mount Mayon is an active volcano famous for its perfectly symmetrical cone. It is located in the Province of Albay, southern Luzon.
Puerto Galera. Famous for its white sandy beaches, snorkeling and scuba diving spots. Located in the province of Mindoro.
Tourist Spot in Visayas
Bohol Island. Renowned for its Chocolate Hills, thousands of hills covered in grass that turns brown during summer season.
Boracay Island. Popular with show business personalities in the Philippines, Boracay Island boasts of white sandy beaches, snorkeling, and scuba diving spots. Located in the Province of Aklan.
Tourist Spots in Mindanao
Palawan Island. Tourist destinations in Palawan include the famous Dos Palmas Island Resort, El Nido Marine Reserve Park and the Calauit Game Reserve and Wildlife Sanctuary.
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