Filipino Travel Destinations

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The more than 7,000 islands that make up the Philippines in Southeast Asia have many beaches to explore.  You can see volcanoes and natural wildlife.  The most common places to travel are the city of Manila, the islands and the sites of natural beauty.

Manila is the capital of the Philippines.  You can see the old walled city of Intramuros.  There are many museums, shops and places to eat.  You can visit the Manila Cathedral and Fort Santiago.  This fort was once a Spanish fort.  Other popular places to visit are Manila Ocean Park and Malacanang Palace.  The palace is an 18th century building that the President of the Philippines now lives in.

Boracay is a small island north of Panay.  The beaches are very popular.  You can try many water sports, swim and enjoy the beach.  The water is very clean.  There are many vendors who sell things at the beach.  You can buy sunglasses, jewelry and watches.  There are lots of places to eat and many hotels.

Banaue and the Rice Terraces are one of most popular places to visit. These terraces were built to water the hills overlooking the city of Banaue over 2000 years ago. There are many hotels and restaurants in the city.

Bohol Island has many beaches, the Chocolate Hills, and Spanish colonial architecture. The Chocolate Hills are a geological formation with over 1,000 hills in a 50 square kilometer (20 square mile) area.  During the dry season, the green hills turn brown.  The world’s smallest primate known as the Tarsier lives on Bohol Island. They are about 15 centimeters long with a skinny tail that is about 20 centimeters long.  They have soft beige fur. The waters around Bohol have many coral reefs for diving.  The island has about 1,400 caves to explore.

Panglao Island is nearby.  This island has many beach resorts.  You can see dolphins swimming between the islands.

There is a volcano island in the middle of Taal Lake in Tagaytay City.  An Enchanted Kingdom theme park is a popular spot to visit.  Nearby this city, you can visit Pagsanjan Falls and The Flower Farm.

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