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Top Places to Visit in the Philippines

Top Places to Visit in the Philippines

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Situated in Southeast Asia in the Western Pacific Ocean, with its topography consisting of mountainous terrains, dense forests, plains, and coastal areas, the Philippines is endowed with rich biodiversity.

The country is also renowned for having some of the friendliest people in the world and here English is a widely-spoken language. In addition, the Philippines is a relatively affordable travel destination and with over 7,000 islands, the country has plenty to offer for local and foreign visitors alike.

12 Best Places to Visit in the Philippines

Planning to visit the Philippines? Perhaps one of the hardest decisions you make as a traveler is to figure out which places to go first.

To help you get started, here are 12 of the most beautiful places to visit in one of the world’s largest archipelago nations, the Philippines:

1. Banaue Rice Terraces
the striking Banaue Rice Terraces in the Philippines

One of the most striking, and not to mention picturesque, places to visit in the Philippines are the Banaue Rice Terraces. With its high altitude, it’s as if the land merges with the blue skies with the rice terraces serving as a flight of stairs to the sky. Considered as one of the greatest engineering feats of mankind, the world-famous rice terraces were carved by the tribespeople of Ifugaos with their bare hands some 2,000 years ago and were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1995.

What To Do:
  • Get an awe-inspiring view of the Banaue Rice Terraces from Viewpoint Village
  • Have a trip to the Batad Rice Terraces for a close-up view
  • Take a dip at the cool waters of Tappiya Falls which is about an hour trek from the Batad Village
  • Watch the cultural show of the Ifugaos and visit the Banaue museum to appreciate the local history.
  • Try the local cuisine and visit the local souvenir shop
2. Coron, Palawan
3. El Nido, Palawan
4. Siargao Island
5. Vigan, Ilocos Sur
6. Batanes
7. Bohol/Chocolate Hills
8. Boracay Island
9. Mount Mayon in Albay
10. Hinatuan Enchanted River in Surigao del Sur
11. Cebu
12. Sagada

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