Visions of the Philippines
The busy streets jammed with fuming cars and honking drivers, the crowded train and thoroughfares full of people in hurry, the dark skies of smog, and the tall buildings that cover the stars, the noise, and the resulting headache from it all. The fresh air from the mountaintop. The cool breeze sweeping the valleys. The serene waters of the beach. The bright sky up above, the lights, and the wonderful people. Don’t you think it’s time for a getaway?
Once a year, you will get the opportunity to run away from the sedentary life you are living in the city and get lost among the offerings of nature. If you feel the need to be someplace and let go of yourself, you are invited to come and visit The Philippines. With its natural beauty tempting you to stay forever, here is the Philippines attraction you should not miss.
The Banaue Rice Terraces
With the site of the terraces built hundreds of years ago, this agricultural paradise poses a seemingly staircase to the heavens. Its high altitude commands that the fog kiss the land at any time of the day. Located in the province of Ifugao, the Banaue Rice Terraces is considered to be the native Filipino’s heritage.
The Chocolate Hills of Bohol
This tourist attraction has its own reputation is animating brown as a chocolate. With 1,268 hills resembling chocolate drops, it is but natural to be enamored by how nature yielded to geographical evolution to pave the way to a magnificent formation.
One of the most beautiful places in the world, this stretch of fine white sand boasts a constant influx of tourists from all over the world. The sunset, the relaxing sand, the cool waters, and the night lights all bring life to the paradise beach.
Situated in the Visayas region, the Philippine’s second largest city is home to scattered islands that host clear waters and a rich marine life. The islands were transformed into beaches and its waters are ideal for divers who want to get in touch with the life underwater.
Puerto Princesa Underground River
Perhaps the best Philippines attraction there is this scenic spot is a product of accidental discovery and recently, has been chosen as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It’s no mystery: the cliffs, the waters, the islands above it: all majestic to the visual sensibility.
The third largest city in the Philippines, Davao is home to agricultural exports and blossoms. Recognized as the Philippine’s largest cultured flower producer, it is also home to the week-long festival called Kadayawan sa Dabaw.
If you intend to get a glimpse of Philippine history, you should consider visiting Vigan – an old settlement built by the Spanish colonizers since the 18th century. Take a walk above the cobblestones, ride a rig drawn by a horse, and enjoy the evening lights as it radiates the spirit of the Spanish times. Historical relics are also found within its premises and their flower park is just so beautiful.