The Philippines is known as Asia’s tourist paradise with beautiful landscapes, unique culture and rich cuisine. The famous places to visit in the Philippines below will promise you great travel experiences.
Let’s explore top 5 tourist destinations you can’t miss when travelling to the Philippines
1. Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls is the waterfall of the Niagara River, the largest and most powerful in North America with a majestic beauty that is unmatched anywhere else. Niagara Falls includes 3 separate falls: Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side; The American waterfall is located between the US-Canada border and a smaller waterfall nearby is Bridal Veil Fall. Although not high, the Niagara Falls are very wide: the Horseshoe waterfall is about 53m high, more than 790m wide, and the American waterfall is 323m wide.
Niagara is one of the world famous waterfalls bestowed by nature. Coming here in any season of the year, visitors will also be attracted by the majestic scenery mixed with charm.
2. The ancient city of Vigan
Located in the North of Luzon Island, the ancient city of Vigan was built by the Spaniards in 1572. This is one of the three oldest cities in the Philippines today with buildings dating back centuries, as evidence. of typical Spanish architecture when the Philippines was still under colonial rule.
With what is preserved intact in Asia, unique architecture, the town of Vigan is recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site. You will feel lost in the past when stepping on the old quarters, watching the houses that are still preserved intact with open sliding wooden door frames, feeling the silence.
3. Banaue Rice Terraces
Banaue rice terraces, an invaluable wonder not only for tourism in the Philippines but also for humanity.
Banaue rice terraces of the Ifugao people in the Philippines and have been recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site because of the massiveness with a height of thousands of meters showing the ancient farming magic created with very few tools, mainly is by hand. Banaue rice terraces have an altitude of about 1,500m above sea level and an area of 10,360 km2 on the side of the mountain.
4. Bohol Chocolate Hills
Often dubbed the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’, Bohol’s Chocolate Hills is a popular tourist attraction that continues to attract attention for its unique features and scenery.
Chocolate Hills are called chocolate hills that’s because the hills, often covered in green grass, dry out and turn chocolate brown during the dry season. There are more than a thousand hills spread over an area of 50 square kilometers in the towns of Carmen, Batuan and Sagbayan in Bohol. While the hills vary in size, from a distance, they appear to have an almost symmetrical shape. This results in a majestic landscape that might make you think it was a man-made creation.
5. Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park
This is a biodiversity conservation area. The area is about 222 square kilometers. Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park is one of the 7 famous natural wonders recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1999.
Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park is a long underground river system and extensive underground cave. The mysterious cave is formed from limestone mountains that exist for millions of years, very dangerous but still retains the wild beauty of nature and mountains. In the middle of the cave, there are giant stone columns formed naturally from stalactites, visitors will be surprised by its majestic and wild beauty.
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