The famous places to visit in Philippines
Manila, Philippines is a Southeast Asian country and it is called as the “Land of the Orient Pearl,” comprising of 7,107 islands, there are so many places to choose from when you are planning to come for a tour that is why the Department of Tourism launched a campaign called, “It’s More Fun in the Philippines.”
One of the tourist spots in the southern part of Manila is Boracay, this paradise island is very popular because of the award-winning white sand on the beaches and it is really entertaining when it comes to nightlife and it is best to come and visit from the months of November to May where the beaches are calm. Aside from relaxing on the beach, there are also lots of fun to do in Boracay like scuba diving, windsurfing, parasailing, kite boarding, snorkeling and diving helmet.
In Palawan, you can find the Perto Princesa Underground River, which is even considered as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. The Underground River is having a length of 8.2km and it is a national park and an ideal of biodiversity consisting of 800 species of plants, 195 species of birds, 30 species of mammals and 8 species of bats. This world’s longest passable river will surely make you enjoy the site having a river cruise from St. Paul Underground River Cave going out to the South China Sea.
The 2,000 year old Banaue Rice terraces engraved into the mountains had been considered as one of the Wonders of the World and a must to visit, it is best for the tourists who love to go mountain hiking because the Banaue rice terraces is within the mountain ranges. The terraces are sited approximately 1500 meters above the sea level.
In Bohol, you can find the very famous Chocolate Hills consisting of at least 1,776 hills spread and the area is more than 50 square kilometers. According to old stories, the two giants are said to be fighting and throwing big bulks of mud to each other, so that is how the hills were formed and scattered in the place. During the dry season, the hills are turning brown in color that is why it is called chocolate.
Baguio City is the summer capital of the Philippines. Many people like to come and visit the city because of its mild climate, due to the city’s location on top of the mountain ranges. Good spots in Baguio City are the Mines View Park and the Burnham Park. The city is also popular because of its local festival called the Panagbenga Festival, which is a parade of flowers that attracts both local and foreign visitors. This place in the Philippines is also popular for the strawberry fruit; they have strawberry farms and allow people to have strawberry-picking activities.
Those places mentioned are just some of the places to visit in Manila, Philippines. All you have to do is plan for your stay and get the best places you are interested in. Visiting Manila, Philippines will not be a problem for foreigners because the Philippines is an English-speaking country.