Top Ten Must-See Places in the Philippines
The Philippines is one of the most beautiful places you will ever go. This country is regarded as the Pearl of the Orient because of its natural beauty, charm and grandeur.
Because of its scattered islands, the Philippines is never short of wonderful and fantastic places to go. It is blessed with beautiful coastlines and unspoiled beaches, and brimming with velvety white sand beaches surrounded by azul and crystal clear waters.
If you opt for the greenery and scenery, then you will not be disappointed with the picturesque hills, captivating plateaus and forests rich with rare and exotic wild life.
For a taste of history, the Philippines has a number of preserved spots and areas that mirror the colonial regimes of Spain, Japan and America.
If all of these are not enough, shop to your heart’s delight in this country’s numerous malls and flea markets.
To cap it all off, Filipinos are known all over the world for their hospitality and friendliness.
So what are you waiting for? Get on that plane and head to the wonder of Asia, the Philippines!
To make your visit more exciting, here is a top ten list of must see places in the Philippines:
10. Manila Bay
As the bright afternoon turns into dusk, adults and children alike gather in Manila bay to witness a spectacle of colors. The bright blue sky turns a soft glow of orange, then it transforms to red, then yellow until it fades to deep purple.
9. Mall of Asia
If you love shopping, then you better head to one of the largest malls in the world: Mall of Asia!
Shoppers will surely find something that will quench their thirst for fashion, accessories, gadgets and even food!
Because of its huge area, the mall offers its customers a 20 seat tram that goes through the different areas of this one-of-a-kind mall.
You haven’t experienced bargain shopping until you’ve set foot in the busy market of Divisoria.
You’ll be surprised just how many shopping bags you can carry with a small amount of money. Imagine getting a complete ensemble of blouse, jeans, bag and shoes, for as little as P1,000 or $25 dollars!
When you want to relax and get away from the summery climate of the metro, then head to Baguio for a cooler atmosphere.
During February, Baguio is flocked by visitors who want to behold a flower festival called “Panagbenga” which literally means “blooming of flowers.”
6. Banaue Rice Terraces
Banaue Rice Terraces, which is also referred to as “Hagdan Hagdang Palayan,”
A mountain formed by traversing stairs, Banaue Rice Terraces is a 2,000-year old landmark, carved by the Ifugao natives.
This man made structure is also known as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Bohol is one of the loveliest islands of the Philippines. It is full of diverse wildlife and lush green forests as well as blue beaches.
The true attraction here is that these lush green and brown hills are not manmade, but are, in fact, a masterpiece of nature!
If you are wondering what the Philippines looked like during the Spanish regime, then you should pack your bags and head to Vigan.
There are also “calezas” or carriages that complete the experience.
Cebu, or the “Queen City of the South,” is definitely a great place to go to in the Philippines.
If you head to the city, you will be welcomed by skyscrapers, malls and hotels!
You haven’t seen paradise until you have arrived on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world: Boracay!
It is not surprising that the seas of Boracay have been named several times as the world’s loveliest beach. Who wouldn’t fall for its azul waters lined by velvety white sand?
At night, you can party your heart out as the picturesque and quite beach is transformed into one big party place!
If there is one world to best describe Palawan it would be the world magical.
Among the most popular resorts include El Nido, Coron and the world class and exclusive Amanpulo.
This relaxing place is also abundant with rare flora and fauna. For more information regarding this article, read Philippines - The destination with islands of beaches and fun.