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The Philippines is a melting pot with countless things to do.
There are cheap flights to Manila from all over Asia. Check the low-cost airlines AirAsia, Jetstar, and CebuPacific. Thanks to Philippine Airlines, there are now direct flights from Europe, Australia, and the US.
1. Puerto Princesa Underground River
Puerto Princesa Underground River is located on the northern coast of the island of Palawan, Philippines. 8 km-long underground river system makes Puerto Princesa become one of the stunning tourist destinations.
Puerto Princesa with many hotels, luxurious resorts is also an ideal paradise for tourists loving traveling by boat, because your journey will need a boat to go into the cave.
Palawan residents are proud of Puerto Princesa Underground River as a wonderful gift God gave to the Philippines and humanity. Puerto Princesa is also one of the few underground rivers in the world people can admire.
Take a walk around Puerto Princesa Underground River, visitors will have the opportunity to admire the arches, columns, rocks, stalactites, and stalagmites …
Home to unspoiled landscapes rich in wildlife, this lovely town also lays claim to one of the world’s most unique natural phenomena, an underground river known as the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River.
Protected within a national park, this natural wonder is the world’s longest navigable underground river. Guided paddle boat tours show intriguing rock formations and fluttering bats.
2. The ancient city of Vigan
Vigan is a town in the province of Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. The reason why Vigan town is a UNESCO world cultural heritage because Vigan is the best-preserved example of a planned Spanish colonial town in Asia.
Its architecture reflects the coming together of cultural elements from elsewhere in the Philippines, from China and from Europe, resulting in a culture that has no parallel anywhere in East and South-East Asia.
Vigan is one of the attractive destinations for many foreign tourists when traveling to the Philippines because Vigan not only has many beautiful architectural features but also is an ideal place to visit.
Small winding cobbled roads, the tilted roof with unique architectural Baroque style along with the lives of indigenous people … all these created a unique cultural identity in Vigan.
3. Maria Cristina Falls
Located in the Lanao del Sur province, Maria Cristina waterfalls is the second highest waterfall is the Philippines and is sometimes called the twin waterfalls.
Because there is a rocky peak protruding outwards, splitting waterfall. It is famous for its majestic and enchanting nature.
You will feel more relaxed after visiting this waterfall. One more thing that some people may do not know that 70% of the power system in recent areas are from water flowing from the Maria Cristina.
4. Lake Pinatubo
In 1991, peaceful Pinatubo volcano awoke after sleeping for hundreds of years in the guise gentle and friendly. In the process of gradually cooling volcanoes, lake Pinatubo was formed.
The lake is located in the Mount Pinatubo crater in Zambales province, Northwest Philippines.
Currently, it is a very popular tourist destination in “thousands of islands – the Philippines”.
It has become the # 1 choice for those who love to explore, want to “escape” from the hustle and bustle in Manila at the weekend.
5. Chocolate hills
Located in Bohol, Chocolate Hills is one of the marvels of creation. With over 1,000 undulating conical hills spreading over an area of 50 km², this scene is the perfect shape make guests think of a giant chocolate feast.
Although scientists have explained that the chocolate hills is the result of major changes in geology from the Great Barrier Reef but visitors are still surprised and impressed by this work of wonderful nature.
During the dry season, the grass turns brown, hence the name. There is no consensus on how these giant mole hills were formed. One theory holds that the Chocolate Hills are the weathered rock formations of a kind of marine limestone on top of an impermeable layer of clay.
One of the best places to visit in the Philippines, Palawan is an island province that stretches from Mindoro to Borneo between the South China and Sulu seas.
Puerto Princesa, which is close to large karst formations with an underground river, is the provincial capital.
Coron Reefs on Busuanga Island is a popular diving spot, drawing divers who want to explore Japanese shipwrecks from World War II.
Another popular destination is El Nido, a town sandwiched between towering limestone karst cliffs and the beautiful Bacuit Bay.
Known as “the End of the World”, because when you come here, you might forget all your troubles, getting away from the city of tall buildings and coming back to Mother Nature.
The stunning limestone cliffs scattered on the island of Palawan make very own beauty.
In blue sea space, undulating mountains and green forests, you will visit peaceful fishing villages, where locals are friendly to tourists and you can immerse yourself in the culture of the island.