As a beautiful country formed from more than 7,000 large and small islands, the Philippines is considered a tourist paradise with many unique features of history, culture as well as unique natural beauty. Here are 13 great experiences of Philippines tourism that you cannot deny.
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- Endless charm of Boracay Island
- Boisterous atmosphere of the festival Ati-Atihan
- The pristine waters and glamorous El Nido – The new pearl of Philippines tourism
- The green terraces at Banaue
- Delicious taste of Halo Halo
- Ancient space in ancient Vigan city
- The blue sea of Coron
- The charming beauty of the chocolate hill
- San Agustin Church, Manila
- Tubbataha coral reef
- Puerto Princesa Underground River National Park
- Mayon Volcano
- Lake in Pinatubo volcano
Endless charm of Boracay Island
As one of the smallest island in the Philippines, Boracay is one of the most beautiful and attractive islands in the world, with soft white sand, long stretches and turquoise blue waters. Many tourists who come to this island do not hesitate to call Boracay a human paradise. This is a “must visit” point in Southeast Asia in travel books as well as on travel guide websites. With its brilliant beauty, Boracay is likened to a jewel in the ocean and absolutely on the bucket list of Philippines tourism.
Boisterous atmosphere of the festival Ati-Atihan
Appearing for 800 years, the Ati-Atihan is considered the largest, most colorful and exciting spring festival in the Philippines. In the third week of January, Filipino people will celebrate the festival to honor the goddess Santo Niño – the guardian of the country. The festival includes tribal dances, music and a parade on the street, all participants will wear colorful national costumes, painted with soot and parade around the town.
The pristine waters and glamorous El Nido – The new pearl of Philippines tourism
El Nido is a pristine beach not only because of the clear blue water but also with many bays, black cliffs, colorful coral reefs, waterfalls, and abundant vegetation. El Nido is located at the tip of Palawan Island, 420 km from Manila, Philippines. In 1996, El Nido was included in the list of the most compelling and confidential tourist spots voted by the Times Journals.
The green terraces at Banaue
Banaue is one of the destinations not only famous in the Philippines tourism but also around the world with the 2,000-year-old terraced fields of the Ifugao people. This is one of the large fields recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage site, at an altitude of up to 1,700 meters above sea level and majestic majestic scenery.
Delicious taste of Halo Halo
Halo Halo is the name of a very popular dish in the Philippines. This cool dish is a mix of flavors, colors and ingredients from tropical fruits such as jack fruit, persimmon, papaya, banana; Beans such as red beans, green beans, white beans; sweet potatoes, purple yams, corn starch, powdered seed powder with cream spread. Each type of fruit is individually packed with ice and a layer of condensed milk. The diversification in ingredients will make you feel very special taste.
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Ancient space in ancient Vigan city
Vigan is a town in the province of Ilocos Sur of the Philippines. The town of Vigan is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, because it is the most retained Spanish colonial city in Asia. The cobbled narrow streets, the tilting roofs with unique Baroque architecture and the life of indigenous people … all together create a unique cultural identity that only Vigan has.
The blue sea of Coron
Coron is one of the most beautiful beaches in Palawan province, Philippines. Come here, visitors feel like the beautiful scene in the movie Avatar in front of the eyes. The beach in Coron is very clean, fresh with beautiful coral.
The charming beauty of the chocolate hill
Located in Bohol, the chocolate hill is one of the amazing masterpieces of creativity. With more than 1,000 conical hills stretching over 50 square kilometers, this scenery is perfect for making visitors think of a giant chocolate party. Although scientists have explained that the chocolate hills are the result of a great geological change from a large coral reef, visitors are impressed by this amazing natural work.
San Agustin Church, Manila
If you are visiting Manila without a visit to San Agustin Church, it is unlikely that your trip will be complete. Built in 1589, this beautiful church survives after seven earthquakes and two fires for centuries and is now the oldest stone church in the Philippines. San Agustin features the main entrance with exquisite carvings on the wooden door. Interior design is influenced by Mexican style, the ceiling is the absolute highlight of the painting drawn in the 1800s by the Italian artists, Giovanni Dibella and Cesare Alberoni.
Tubbataha coral reef
Situated on the Sulu Sea, Palawan of the Philippines, the famous Tubbataha Reef Marine Park is known for its diverse marine life reserves. The coral reefs lie on the exposed volcanoes with a pristine 100m long coral, vertically like a thin wall. Tubbataha Park is also known as one of the most beautiful diving sites in the world.
Puerto Princesa Underground River National Park
Puerto Princesa Submarine National Park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999, which preserves the Philippines’ most important mountain-marine biodiversity. The most distinctive features of this place are the spectacular limestone landscape, the long underground river system and extensive underground hangar. The river originates from St Paul, at an altitude of 100 m, which flows 8.2 km before flowing to the sea.
At 2,400m above sea level, the Mayon volcano features a perfectly symmetrical cone. This area attracts a lot of visitors to visit and enjoy some activities such as camping, hiking, hiking, bird watching and great scenery for photographers.
Lake in Pinatubo volcano
In 1991, the peaceful volcano Pinatubo woke up after hundreds of years of sleep in a peaceful, friendly shell. During the volcanic eruption, the lake Pinatubo was formed. The lake, located in the Pinatubo volcanic crater, is located in Zambales province in the northwestern Philippines, now a popular tourist destination in the island nation.