The Philippines is a republic in Southeast Asia, north of Indonesia and Malaysia. The Philippines is an archipelago. The country is made up of 7,107 islands. Philippines is often regarded as the only Southeast Asian country with a strong influence of Western culture. There are a lot of beautiful tourist attractions in Philippines that you must visit. Most Filipinos love to sing and dance at every party crowd. The bamboo dance requires a suitable leg movement. Bahay Kubo is a famous traditional home in the Philippines, which is made of palm leaves, palm, and bamboo.
1. Tubbataha Reef
Tubbataha Reef is home to a very beautiful coral reefs. Located in the Sulu Sea (about 150 kilometers southeast of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan) and are the homes of many marine animals. Reef was declared a national marine park by then-President Cory Aquino in 1988. This place is open for divers from all over the world, from March to June each year.
2. Mayon Volcano
Located in Legaspi City, this is one of the most active volcanoes in the country. Mountain has an almost perfect conical shape and is also a favorite place of the mountaineers’ because this mountain climbing challenge. Seen near the volcano is the town of Cagsawa church tower bell. The most destructive eruption occurred on February 1, 1814.
Built in 1571, Intramuros was built by the Spanish during their occupation of the country. This place covers an area of approximately 160 hectares. Be sure to see these places when you visit Intramuros: Manila Cathedral, St Augustine’s Church, San Agustin Museum and Fort Santiago.
4. Taal Volcano
One of the active volcanoes in the country, Taal Volcano is located between the towns of Talisay and San Nicolas in Batangas. Bodies of water around the volcano is actually believed to be a former volcanic crater or mouth bigger. This place is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, making it very volatile. The volcano has become a well-known tourist attractions.
5. Mount Pinatubo
Majestic mountain that erupted in 1991 wreaked havoc in the lives of hundreds of thousands of Filipinos. But that was then, this day, Mount Pinatubo is a great place to visit. Here visitors can climb. You can also take a refreshing dip in the lake body 2.5 kilometers Pinatubo’s crater.
6. The Chocolate Hills
One more pride of the Philippines, which one is located in Bohol and is considered one of the attraction’s most famous places. Number of hills varies. There is a saying around 1,200 hills, the other about 1,700 hills. Regardless of the number of hills is more or less uniform in shape (approximately 30 to 50 meters). Why are they called the chocolate hills? Because the hills are covered with grass, which during the late summer turns brown.
7. Mount Makiling
This one is a volcano “active” or potentially active. Located in Laguna, is one of the most popular destinations. This mountain has many hot springs that are the source of the hot springs resort in the surrounding mountains.
8. Banaue Rice Terraces
Is widely regarded as the “Eighth Wonders of the World”. Banaue Rice Terraces have been around 2,000 years ago, carved into the mountains of Ifugao and is still used to grow rice and vegetables. This place is believed to be made with simple tools (with minimal or no equipment at all). The Banaue Rice Terraces is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Baywalk is a pedestrian street towards Rizal Park. Here visitors are treated to a diverse group of retail businesses and restaurants offering culinary tours. An excellent place for a leisurely walk where many live music performances, festivals and other special events are hosted every day along the way.
10. Rizal Park
Rizal Park or Luneta is a good place to relax and picnic. The park is dedicated to Jose Rizal, the national hero of the Philippines, physician, poet who was executed at this place on December 30, 1896 on charges of inciting rebellion.