55 Places to Visit in Philippines: Tourist Places & Attractions
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San Agustin Church, National Museum of the Philippines, Manilla Bay, Ayala Museum, Danao Adventure Park, Chocolate Hills, Man-made resort island of Nalusuan, Sky Experience Adventure, Cathedral Museum of Cebu and many more.

The Pearl of the Orient Seas has gained a lot of popularity across the globe for its astounding virgin scenic beauty that is well-presented by the plethora of ever-charming places to visit in Philippines. From pristine white sand beaches and alluring spanish colonial buildings to breathtaking vantage points and majestic churches, there are countless destinations adorning the length and breadth of the Philippines.

Calling on all kinds of travelers, starting from adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers to spiritual seekers and history buffs, the enchanting tourist places in Philippines cater to all types of holiday demands. While San Agustin Church and Manila Cathedral offer a serene atmosphere to connect with spirituality, the National Museum of the Philippines and the Cathedral Museum of Cebu let you encounter the glorious past of the archipelago. White Beach and Puka Shell Beach let you explore your adventurous side, while Jumalon Butterfly Sanctuary and Tarsier Conservation Area introduce you to the rich biodiversity of the country. No matter how much you try to weave words, the charm of this gorgeous island nation cannot be summed up without touring the enthralling Philippines places to visit.
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Must Visit Places in Philippines

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San Agustin Church

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Constructed back in 1586, San Agustin Church is one of the oldest churches of the Philippines. Declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, San Agustin Church is considered to be one of most important places to see in Philippines. Flaunting a stunning Baroque style architectural design, this church has gone through multiple renovations, with the most recent one dating back to 2013.

Influences of Spanish and Chinese architecture can also be seen in the design of this church. The large wooden doors of the church boast intricate carvings that add to the beauty of the chapel.

Location: General Luna St, Manila, 1002 Metro Manila, Philippines

Timings: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Price: Php 89 per head
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National Museum of the Philippines

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The National Museum of the Philippines is one of the best Philippines places to visit, if you want to explore and learn more about the culture, history, and tradition of the country. The museum features a total of 4 prime sections, across which its huge collection of interesting artefacts are spread. You can see interesting collections related to natural history, archaeology, art, zoology, anthropology, and biology.

Unlike most of the other museums, the National Museum of the Philippines does not charge an entry fee from the visitors, since the government of the country believes everybody should get an opportunity to learn about the diverse aspects of the Philippines.

Location: P. Burgos Drive, Rizal Park, Manila, Philippines

Timings: 10 AM to 5 PM; Closed on Monday
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Chocolate Hills

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Nestled in the Carmen region of the Bohol Island and known famously for its scenic characteristics, the Chocolate Hills is considered to be one of the most picturesque Philippines places to visit. Sprawled across an area of around 50 square kilometers, the Chocolate Hills serve as an excellent vantage point, offering mesmerizing views of majestic cone-shaped hills.

The Chocolate Hills are named so due to the reason that during the dry season, the lush green grass covering these hills dry up completely and become chocolatey brown in colour.

Location: Bohol, Philippines

Price: 50 PHP per head
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Banaue Rice Terraces

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The famous Banaue Rice Terraces once were just winding fields that laid embracing a mountain side. Although the locals had totally abandoned this place, young farmers at the present day are reviving these plantations.

Supporting the survival needs of many Ifugao natives since pre-colonial times, this mud and stone terraced rice field was declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1995. The unique technique of water harvesting from the mist-clad mountaintops showcase the brilliant engineering skills that have been passed on from generation to generation.

Location: Nueva Vizcaya - Ifugao - Mountain Province Rd, Banaue, Ifugao, Philippines

Price: 20 PHP per head
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Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park

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Lying just an hour’s drive away from the city center of Puerto Princesa,  the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is the abode of nature lovers. Also referred to as the Puerto Princesa Underground River, this national park had its name in the 2012 list of the New 7 Wonders of Nature.

During their visit to Subterranean River National Park, tourists will enter an intriguing cave, riding on a paddle boat. The cave will welcome the visitors to a breathtaking exhibit of stunning stalagmites and stalactites suspended from its ceiling, above the serene turquoise river.

Location: Puerto Princesa, MIMAROPA, Philippines

Timings: 8 AM to 4 PM

Price: PHP 500 per head
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Siargao

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Siargao is known to be one of the famous places in the Philippines for surfing. Even though the island is very small, almost like a teardrop, it’s one of the most visited places. The entire island is bordered with white sandy beaches while the turquoise blue water washes off the shoreline. Inland waterfalls and lagoons are also present, which are major relaxing and rejuvenating spots.

Besides, if you want to explore the inner lands of the island, you can go on cave trekking which is a popular activity in Siargao. Snorkelling and deep-sea diving are also quite famous for non-surfer tourists, especially since you will find coral reefs surrounding the island shoreline. 

Location: Towards the Northeast coast of Mindanao, Philippines

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Samal Island

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Samal Island is said to be one of the largest resort islands in the entire Philippines. It's one of those places where you won't ever get bored, thanks to the joyous lifestyle and the exquisite scenarios surrounding the island. The Hagimit Falls on the island is one of the hotspots for relaxation for many tourists. If you want to discover the fruit-eating bats, a must is a visit to the Monfort Bat Cave.

A little far from the white sandy beaches of Samal Island is Talikud Island. The latter is famous for scuba diving, trekking, and snorkelling. Another wonder of the Samal beach is in Vanishing Island, where the 80-hectares stretch of white sand appears only during low tides while disappearing during high tides. 

Location: Davao Gulf, Philippines
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Coron Island

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Being the third largest island, Coron is one of the best places to visit in the Philippines. Towards the centre of the island, you will find limestone peaks of several heights, with caves underneath which one can explore further to have a day full of adventures.

If you like scuba diving or snorkelling, Coron Island is the ideal place for the same, all thanks to some of the world's most exquisite coral reefs. Several multicoloured lagoons and inland lakes are there, which you can see during your tour. You will at least find one shipwreck near Coron Island whose age is more than a hundred years. 

Location: 100 kilometres towards the north direction of Palawan, Philippines.

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Tagaytay

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Out of all the tourist places in the Philippines, Tagaytay is quite popular in scenic beauty and the comfort its weather provides. Being perched at a higher altitude, you can view the famous Taal Lake and the Taal volcano. The Picnic Grove is another place where you can visit for a relaxing meal while marvelling at the far-off cliffs and a clear view of the ocean and some of the islands.

Another refreshing place that will also add adventure to your list is Sonya's garden. It’s more of a romantic getaway where you can spend some quality time in a tropical garden and enjoy some delicious local cuisines. 

Location: Calabarzon region, Philippines
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Donsol

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If you want to get away from the regular hustle-bustle of the urban lifestyle, Donsol will be one of the amazing Philippines places to visit. It’s a small, quaint rural area that will help you forget everything else in the world and connect with your inner-self and nature. Here, you will get a perfect view of the Mayon volcano overlooking a huge lake and greeneries.

A little away from the main village is the Cagsawa Ruins which will delineate Daraga's history. Finally, for enjoying a cooler climate and having a panoramic view of Donsol, you can visit Lignon Hill in Legazpi. 

Location: Sorsogon Province, Philippines
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Manilla Bay

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With a circumference of 120 miles and an area of around 770 square miles, Manila Bay is considered to be one of the largest harbours of the world. Bordered by mangrove swamps and mudflats, this bay is quite shallow with a very moderate tidal range. Entirely landlocked, Manila Bay stretches into southwestern Luzon and makes for one of the top commercial places in Philippines.

Flaunting a pleasant environment, exuberant atmosphere, calm waters, and breathtaking sunset views, Manila Bay is also one of the most romantic places to visit in Philippines.

Location: Roxas Blvd, Malate, Manila, 1004 Metro Manila, Philippines

Timings: 5 AM to 12.30 AM
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Batan Island

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One of the most interesting places to visit in the Philippines is Batan Island. It is a historical hotspot from WWII, and hence you can see several things like shipwrecks, ruined armouries, and others belonging to the Japanese. The island might be small, but the beach is quite wide, which is why you can spend a wonderful time sunbathing or simply walking on the white sand barefoot.

Since one can find coral reefs at certain places near the island's shoreline, snorkelling and scuba diving are the two most popular activities in this region. 

Location: Luzon Strait, Philippines
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Apo Island

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If you want to discover the beauty of coral reefs and marine life, no other places in the Philippines can match the beauty of Apo Island. The island has only seventy hectares of land while the rest, 106-hectares, is covered with coral reefs where you will find about 450 coral species.

Besides, Apo island is the home to 650 marine fish species, which makes scuba diving, deep-sea swimming, and snorkelling the most popular activities on this island. As you will find the green and the Hawksbill turtles near the beach area and in the water, you can swim with them for added fun. 

Location: Southeastern part of Negros, Zamboanguita town, Philippines
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Ayala Museum

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Lying near the famous Greenbelt Mall, Ayala Museum is one of the well-known historical places to see in Philippines. Visited by tourists as well as locals, this majestic museum exhibits a brilliant collection of modern and ancient remains of Filipino history, culture, and art, spread across four floors.

Some of the interesting exhibits of Ayala Museum include a pre- Hispanic gold ornament, the mesmerizing textile collection, and the rotating artwork displays. Tourists visiting Ayala Museum can also attend educational lectures, discussions, and workshops organized frequently by the museum.

Location: Manila, Philippines

Timings: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Closed on Monday

Price: PHP 425 per head for adults and PHP 300 per head for children & students
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Danao Adventure Park

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As its name suggests, the eco-tourism destination of Danao Adventure Park  is one of the perfect places to visit in the Philippines for fun, leisure, thrill, and adventure seekers. During their visit to this recreational park, the travelers can engage in a myriad of exhilarating activities, including ziplining, rappelling, bungee jumping, wall climbing, skybiking, parasailing, water rafting, and boating.

Danao Adventure Park is also popular for having the tallest and longest zipline in the entire Philippines.

Location: Buenavista-Carmen-Danao-Jetafe Road, Danao, 6344 Bohol, Philippines

Timings: 6 AM to 5 PM

Price: PHP 40 for adults and free entry for children below three years
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Nalusuan Island

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Nestled between Mactan Island and Bohol province, the picturesque Nalusuan Island was nothing but a sandbar during the ancient days. However, the land was reclaimed for creating the famous Nalusuan Island Resort that is now sprawled across the whole island.

The Man-made resort island of Nalusuan is a stunning marine sanctuary, which attracts a huge influx of tourists for enjoying a number of underwater activities, such as snorkeling and scuba diving. Other water sports that adventure seekers can enjoy on Nalusuan Island include parasailing, kayaking, jet skiing, & banana boat riding.

Location: Nalusuan, Bohol, Philippines

Price: PHP 200 per head
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Jumalon Butterfly Sanctuary

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Filled with a rich collection of colourful and exotic butterflies, the Jumalon Butterfly Sanctuary is one of the must-visit tourist places in Philippines. This breathtaking butterfly sanctuary allows the visitors to take a leisure walk across a small, beautiful rainforest packed with tropical flowering plants.

The Jumalon Butterfly Sanctuaryalso has a huge glass case that displays an interesting collection of stunning butterfly specimens.

Location: Julian N. Jumalon St. (former Macopa St.) Basak, Pardo

Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM

Price: PHP 6.73 per head
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White Beach

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Stretching up to a length of around 4 kilometers, the postcard-perfect White Beach is sprawled across half of the west coast of Boracay Island. This magnificent beach is categorized into 3 stations with each area having its own charm.

Station one features a serene upscale atmosphere, Station two flaunts a buzzing vibe with restaurants, shops, bars, and pubs, and Station three boasts a natural tranquil environment. White Beach is also suitable for enjoying a myriad of exhilarating water sports, including paragliding, snorkeling, and scuba diving.

Location: Boracay, Philippines

Price: PHP 25 per head
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Mt. Luho View Deck

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Nestled at an altitude of around 328 feet above sea level, Mt. Luho makes for the highest viewpoint of Boracay Island. Mt. Luho View Deck acts as an excellent vantage point offering the visitors the chance to soak in the breathtaking panoramic views of three charming beaches - Ilig-Iligan Beach, Bulabog Beach, and Puka Beach. The path going up to the deck features a small zoo, which attracts much attention.

The 1st elevation leading to the deck features a beautiful heart-shaped frame for couples to enjoy romantic photoshoot sessions. The 2nd elevation features a small food outlet, a mini bar, and a seating area with tables and chairs. The deck / final elevation offers astounding views of the gorgeous vistas.

Location: Boracay, Philippines

Timings: 7 AM to 6 PM

Price: PHP 120 per head
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Crystal Cove Island

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Perched between Panay Island and Boracay Island, Crystal Cove Island is a breathtaking park dating back to the stone age. Featuring fine white sands, two pristine beaches, stunning stone pathways, beautiful stone towers, an intriguing museum, and two rustic caves, this island is a favorite among explorers and offbeat travelers.

The shining azure blue ocean waters shelter bountiful marine creatures and colourful corals, making this island an idealistic snorkeling destination. There is also a small forest on Crystal Cove Island, which offers good trekking opportunities.

Location: Tabon Point, Malay, 5618 Aklan, Philippines

Timings: 7 AM to 5 PM

Price: PHP 200 per head
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Rizal Park

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Known popularly for its historical significance, Rizan Park is the largest park in the city of Manila. Spread over an approximate area of around 140 acres, the park stands in the spot where Jose Rizal, the country’s national hero was once executed. At the present day, Rizal Park features lush gardens, beautiful musical fountains, an Orchidarium, and statues of famous historical personalities.

Considered to be one of the most beautiful places in the Philippines, this park is frequently visited by couples, who enjoy strolling in its green lawns and charming avenues.

Location:  Roxas Blvd, Malate, Manila, 1000 Metro Manila, Philippines

Timings: 5 AM to 9 PM

Price: PHP 18 per head
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Fort Santiago

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Lying in the ancient Intramuros city, Fort Santiago dates back to 1593. Flaunting ancient architecture and brimming with history, this fortification has its name among the top historical places in Philippines. Nestled on the banks of Pasig River, this Citadel was originally established as a defense fortification by the Spanish governor and navigator Miguel López de Legazpi.

The fort features beautiful stone walls that are adorned with numerous structures, including Rizal Shrine, dedicated to Jose Rizal, a freedom fighter and the national hero of the Philippines.

Location: Intramuros, Manila, 1002 Metro Manila, Philippines

Timings: 8 AM to 9 PM

Price: PHP 68 per head
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Manila Ocean Park

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Perched behind Quirino Grandstand, Manila Ocean Park is one of the famous marine themed parks and amusement places to visit in Philippines. Established back in 2008 and spread across a magnificent area, this park is more of a sea museum.

One of the prime highlights of the park is its Oceanarium that features over 270 species of marine animals and over 14,000 sea creatures. Other attractions of Manila Ocean Park include Penguin Talkshow, Sea Lion Show, Sharks and Rays Dry Encounter, All Star Bird Show, Neon Rides, and Fish Spa. 

Location: 666 Behind Quirino Grandstand, Ermita, Manila, 1000 Metro Manila, Philippines

Timings: Monday to Friday: 10 AM to 8 PM and Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Price: Starts from PHP 354 per head
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Star City Amusement Park

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The air-conditioned, all weather amusement park Star City is considered to be one of the largest recreational places in Philippines. Opened back in 1991 and spread across a huge area of around 380,000 sq. ft., this park flaunts an alluring theme decor and features around 30 rides and attractions.

The park offers both outdoor and indoor games, with important attractions being animal robotics, zipline ride, Walk on Water, 4D Theatre, and Snow World.

Location: Vicente Sotto St, Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines

Timings: Monday to Thursday: 4:30 PM to 10:00 PM, Friday and Sunday: 2:00 PM to 10:30 PM, Saturday: 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Price: PHP 80 per head for adults and PHP 64 per head for senior citizens; No Entry Fee for children under 32 inches of height
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San Sebastian Church

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Opened back in 1891, San Sebastian Church is a charming Roman Catholic Church, flaunting a Gothic Revival architectural design. Made completely of steel, the church is a part of an avenue that is home to a seminary, a courtyard, and an educational institute as well. Originally made of wood, this shrine had unfortunately sustained a fire mishap, after which it was rebuilt by Gustave Eiffel, who made it sturdier and resistant to natural calamities.

Counted among the most beautiful places in the Philippines, San Sebastian Church has retained its stunning original interiors, including decorative paintings, metal doors, wall ceilings, and glass windows.

Location: Pasaje del Carmen St, Quiapo, Manila, 1001 Metro Manila, Philippines

Timings: 9 AM to 6 PM
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Intramuros

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Constructed by the colonial Spanish or more specifically by Miguel Lopez de Legaspi back in 1571, Intramuros is nicknamed as the “Walled City”. This entire place is encompassed by towering sturdy walls, with some being as tall as 6 meters.

Constructed as a defence building with the aim of safeguarding the city against foreign invasions, this stone citadel has survived a huge number of wars and natural calamities. Spread across an area of around 64 hectares on the south bank of River Pasig, Intramuros was announced to be a historical monument back in 1951.

Location: Manila, Philippines
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Manila Cathedral

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Situated in Intramuros and originally constructed back in 1571, Manila Cathedral is considered to be Manila’s main Roman Catholic church. Also referred to as Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, this cathedral is the abode of the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Manila.

Having sustained a number of invasions and natural calamities for over 400 years, the present day Manila Cathedral was built in 1958. Exhibiting an awe-inspiring Neo-Romanesque architectural design, Manila Cathedral is one of the favorite places to visit in Philippines among architecture fanatics.

Location: Sto. Tomas, Intramuros, Manila, 1002 Metro Manila, Philippines

Timings: 7 AM to 6 PM
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Paco Park

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Situated in the area that once served as the city’s municipal cemetery and formerly known as Cementerio General de Dilao, Paco Park is one of the greenest places to visit in Philippines. Constructed by the Dominicians during the Spanish colonial period for burying the bodies of the Spanish aristocrats, this place sheltered the Asian casualties during the cholera epidemic in the 18th century.

At the present day, Paco Park serves as a historical site and hotbed for private parties and events. The park also houses unmarked graves and a Roman Catholic chapel dedicated to St. Pancratius. Paco Park also hosts photoshoots, musical concerts, and band performances for the entertainment of the visitors.

Location: Belen, Paco, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines

Timings: 8 AM to 5 PM

Price: PHP 10 per head
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Hinagdanan Cave

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Featuring flying bats, spikes hanging from the roof, and deep waters, Hinagdanan Cave apparently appears as one of the spookiest Philippines places to visit. However, this cave is fun to explore and enjoy a refreshing swim in its cool dark waters. There are some holes in the cave’s ceiling that let in some light and offer excellent photography opportunities.

Having once served as a hideout for the residents from the Japanese Imperial army, Hinagdanan Cave also features some historical significance in regards to the Second World War.

Location: Bingag, Dauis, Bohol, Philippines

Timings: 7.30 AM to 5 PM

Price: 25 PHP per head
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Tarsier Conservation Area

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Spread across an woodland area of 6 hectares and home to the protected and endangered tarsier, the Tarsier Conservation Area is one of the most favorite places to visit in Philippines among wildlife enthusiasts.

Watching the peculiar looking tiny tarsier will definitely prove to be a lifetime worth experience as the Philippines Tarsier Sanctuary happens to be one of the very few places in the world where you can see this primate species closely.

Location: Loay Interior Road, Loboc, Bohol, Philippines

Timings: 8 AM to 5 PM

Price: PHP 50 per head for adults and PHP 40 per head for students and senior citizens. Free entry for children below the age of 12.
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Blood Compact Monument

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With the blue sea servings a stunning backdrop, the famous Blood Compact Monument exhibits a table surrounded by five happy soldiers raising a toast. Located just 1.5 kilometers away from the Tagbilaran Bacarong Church, this beautiful monument signifies a pact that was signed between Boholano chieftain Rajah Sikatuna and Spanish General Miguel Lopez de Legazpi over a cup of blood.

There is also a historical note by the monument, which visitors can read to gather more information about the Blood Compact Monument.

Location: J.P, EK Inting St, Tagbilaran City, 6300 Bohol, Philippines
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Loboc Adventure Park

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Featuring a zipline, a cable car, and exhilarating rides, Loboc Adventure Park is one of the most recommended places to visit in Philippines for thrill seekers. The 520meters long zipline will take you to an altitude of around 120 meters and let you soak in the breathtaking panoramic views of dense forests and the serene Loboc river.

You will also enjoy 360 degrees views of the Loboc town and the cascading Busay Falls. You can also enjoy other adrenaline-pumping activities, like cruising and paddleboarding during your visit to Loboc Adventure Park.

Location: Loboc, Bohol, Philippines

Timings: 8.30 AM to 5.30 PM

Price: PHP 400 per head
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Baclayon Church

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Also referred to as “The Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary Parish Church”, the Baclayon Church has been declared as the ‘National Cultural Treasure’. Established by the Jesuit priests back in 1596, the Baclayon Church is considered to be the most ancient Christian settlement of the city of Bohol and the second oldest stone cathedral of the Philippines.

Made of beautiful grey coral stones, this church exhibits a stunning Neoclassical architectural design that attracts all eyes. Some of the major attractions of the Baclayon Church include a silver tabernacle, a crystal chandelier, and various life-size statues.

Location: Baclayon, Bohol, Philippines
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Mag-Aso and Busay Falls

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Regarded as one of the most beautiful gems of Bohol, Mag Aso waterfall with its tranquil blue water is one of the most serene tourist places in Philippines that you cannot miss out on. Surrounded by a trail of thick tropical forest, the waterfall is especially noteworthy for its perfect photoshoot backdrop.

Situated in the nearby Poro Island, the small yet picturesque Busay Falls is among the best places to visit in Philippines, if nature and quiet peaceful scenic beauty are what you prefer to explore rather than a bustling city tour.

Location: Sitio Dug-anon, Barangay Oringao, Dakbanwa sang Kabankalan, 6111 Negros Occidental, Philippines

Timings: 8 AM to 5 PM

Price: PHP 40 per head
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Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House

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Made of stones and wood and beautifully preserved by the owners, Maria Florido and Don Juan Yap, Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House is around 200 years old. This stunning house offers visitors a sneak peek into the architectural skills and lifestyles of the early residents of the Philippines.

This house offers an informal atmosphere and also lets the visitors touch the ancient objects and feel them. Some of the important objects displayed in Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House include age-old dinner sets, furniture, and religious items.

Location: Mabini St, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines

Timings: 9 AM to 6 PM

Price: 50 PHP per head
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Fort San Pedro

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Fort San Pedro is a Spanish colonial structure constructed by the Conquistadors back in 1738 with the aim of safeguarding the city against Muslim invaders. Although the fort is now in a crumbling condition, yet its interior is well-preserved, offering an overall brilliantly architectured look.

Spread across an approximate area of around 22,000 square meters, Fort San Pedro is a triangular fortification with its two sides facing the sea.

Location: Pier Area, Cebu City, Philippines

Timings: 8 AM to 6 PM

Price: PHP 27 per head
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Magellan's Cross

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Counted among the most famous places in the Philippines, Magellan's Cross is the place where the Filipino christians were baptised by Ferdinand Magellan. The place features an impressive octagonal building which is home to a gigantic cross. The cross is believed to have been established here by Ferdinand Magellan himself back in 1541.

According to popular beliefs, when Magellan arrived in the Philippines, he ordered the setup of the cross for commemorating the first contact of Catholicism and Europe with the country.

Location: P. Burgos St, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines

Timings: 8 AM to 6 PM
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Cebu Heritage Monument

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The bewildering Cebu Heritage Monument is one of the famous places in the Philippines that exhibits a postmodern artwork, depicting the glorious past of Cebu city. The monument features a plethora of impressive sculptures, all of which were crafted by Eduardo Castrillo.

The monument creatively showcases all the important landmarks of the city and its rich history over the years. You can spot various scenes from the history of Cebu at this monument, including the Battle of Mactan and Rajah Humabon’s baptism.

Location: Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines

Timings: 8 AM to 5 PM

Price: PHP 67 per head
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Kawasan Falls

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Offering beauty, serenity, and tranquility, Kawasan Falls is one of the most scenic places to visit in the Philippines. Nestled at the southern edge of Cebu city, the refreshing waterfalls offer ice cool natural spring water that is suitable for swimming and canyoneering.

To reach the first waterfall, you will have to trek a distance of around 1.5 kilometers. A number of souvenir shops dot the trail, letting visitors shop for beautiful accessories, including bracelets and beaded necklaces.

Location: Badian, 6031 Cebu, Philippines

Price: PHP 38 per head
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Candongao Peak

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Also spelled as Kandungaw Peak, this peak is nestled amidst the Cebu, Badian, and Dalaguete mountain ranges. Perched at an approximate elevation of around 900 meters above sea level, Candongao Peak is considered to be the second highest peak of Cebu city.

The trek to the Candongao Peak is moderately challenging and offers excellent camping opportunities. This monolith peak offers breathtaking views of the picturesque Negros and Bohol islands from the summit.

Location: Dalaguete, Southern Cebu City
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Places to Visit in Boracay

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Puka Shell Beach

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Lying on the northern region of Boracay Island, the pristine Puka Shell Beach was originally known as Yapak Beach. The beach was renamed as Puka Shell Beach due to the reason that the white sand on the shore is mixed with broken Puka shells. Stretching up to 800 meters and featuring clear waters, this beach is suitable for enjoying swimming, paddleboarding, and kayaking.

The beach has a number of tall palm trees, under the shade of which the visitors can unwind and relish some sweet coconut water or enjoy a picnic lunch. There are also small souvenir stalls on the beach, selling mats, sarongs, and shell items.

Location: Boracay, Philippines
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Diniwid Beach

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Featuring a calm and serene atmosphere with no crowd, Diniwid Beach is an abode for the peace seekers. Flaunting sparkling white sand, this beach is more like an extension of the famous White Beach. Sprawled across an area of around 200 meters, this beautiful beach boasts charming sea-facing villas and resorts.

Encompassed by shimmering waters, breathtaking rocky cliffs, and lush hills, Diniwid Beach is a paradise for the true beach lovers. Offering adrenaline-fuelled activities like cliff jumping, paddleboarding, and kayaking, Diniwid Beach also does justice for the adventure seekers.

Location: Boracay, Philippines
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Willy's Rock

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The rocky outcrop of the Willy’s Rock is considered to be the most photographed attraction on Boracay Island. This rock formation makes for a stunning tidal island with its steps featuring a figurine of the Virgin Mary.

Nestled near Station 1 of the White Beach, Willy’s Rock got its name from Willy’s Beach Club Hotel, which is located in the same area.

Location: Boracay Tambisaan Jetty Port Rd, Malay, Aklan, Philippines

Timings: 8 AM to 12 AM
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Cagban Beach

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Sparkling clear blue water, great scopes for water sports, and the perfect location for luxurious hotels are some of the best explanations one can use to describe Cagban Beach. Located on the western face of the iconic Boracay Island, Cagban Beach is regarded as one of the top tourist places in Philippines that everyone must visit at least once while touring the island nation.

D’Mall is one of the tourist favorite hotspots, which houses one of the best flea markets that one simply cannot miss exploring while visiting Cagban Beach.

Location: Malay, Aklan, Philippines
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Places to Visit in Quezon

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National Park of Quezon Memorial Circle

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Having its name among the renowned places to visit in the Philippines, the National Park of Quezon Memorial Circle is the ultimate resting place of the Philipines’s second official president. Sprawled across an area of whopping 38.5 acres, the park features dense foliage and towering 217 feet high mausoleum.

Flanked by lush gardens and tall trees, this historic monument features a spiral staircase leading to a beautiful observation deck that offers breathtaking views of the national park and the Quezon city.

Location: Elliptical Rd, Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
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Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center

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Sprawled across an area of around 23 hectares, Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center is home to a botanical garden and a zoological park. The botanical garden is home to over 3,000 species of plants, out of which around 100 are indegenous.

There is also an artificial lagoon, sheltering numerous fish species. The wildlife center shelters over 1,400 species of animals. You can also spot a number of bird species here, including Ringneck Doves & Chattering Lory.

Location: Elliptical Rd, Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Timings: 8 AM to 5 PM

Price: PHP 27 for Filipino adults, INR 20 for Filipino students, INR 133 for foreigners, and free entry for children aged below 7, senior citizens, & PWD
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3d Art Museum of Art in Island

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Unlike other museums, the unique and interactive 3D art museum of Art on Island allows visitors not only to touch and feel the exhibits, but also to enjoy creative photography. This museum features more than 50 illusionary murals, all of which were crafted by a group of 18 extremely skilled Korean painters.

When seen from a certain angle, these murals offer the illusion of depth and also make for excellent backdrops for photography.

Location: 175 15th Ave, Cubao, Quezon City, 1109 Metro Manila, Philippines

Timings: 9.30 AM to 8.30 PM; Closed on Monday

Price: PHP 500 for adults, PHP 400 for senior citizens, students, and PWD; Free entry for children below the height of 3 feet
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La Mesa Dam and Ecopark

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Located in Quezon City of Manila, La Mesa Dam and Ecopark is a beautiful initiative by the government to transform a piece of waste marshland into a green eco-park and biodiversity reserve for the wildlife to thrive and flourish. If you want to spend some time amidst lush greenery and a serene pollution-free environment without going out of the city boundaries, then La Mesa Dam and Ecopark are among the best places to visit in Philippines.

Spread over an area of around 33 hectares, the park also offers visitors a chance to enjoy a myriad of adrenaline-fuelled activities, such as horseback riding, rappelling, ziplining, and even paddle boating.

Location: La Mesa Ecopark, Novaliches, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Timings: 8 AM to 5 PM

Price: PHP 40 per head for citizens, PHP 50 per head for foreigners, PHP 20 per head for students/kids. Free entry for senior citizens of the country
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Places to Visit in Coron

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Lake Kayangan

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Lying  in the northern part of the picturesque Palawan Island, Lake Kayangan is considered to be the cleanest lake in Asia. Flaunting cool and clear waters, this lake is incredibly beautiful. Tourists visiting Lake Kayangan can engage in a number of leisure activities, such as swimming, boating, rafting, caving, hiking and diving.

The short trek leading to Lake Kayangan also serves as an excellent vantage point, letting visitors soak in the mesmerizing panoramic views of jagged rock formations and turquoise water, and lush expanses.

Location: Coron, MIMAROPA, Philippines

Timings: 8 AM to 4 PM

Price: 300 PHP per head
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Coron Bay

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Surrounded by lush expanses and flaunting clear blue waters, Coron Bay casts a postcard-perfect sight. The towering limestone cliffs around which the water winds, offers a truly awe-inspiring sight to soak in. The huge number of shipwrecks that have happened in this bay in the bygone times have promoted natural reef growth.

The wrecked ships and the blooming reefs have made Coron Bay an excellent snorkeling and scuba diving spot. The bay is surrounded by a number of amazing vantage points that you can trek to and enjoy a mesmerizing panoramic view of the deep blue waters.

Location: Coron, Philippines

Price: PHP 200 per head
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Atwayan Beach

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Lying at the bottom of a small bay, on the northwestern part of the picture-perfect Coron Island, Atwayan Beach is a calm, quaint beach with beautiful picnic huts and clean gentle waters. The clear and calm waters of Atwayan Beach make it suitable for snorkeling for those who wish to explore the flamboyant marine world of this place.

The stunning limestone cliffs shrouded with lush tropical plants serve as a charming backdrop and add to the gorgeousness of this beach.

Location: Busuanga Island, Coron, Palawan, Philippines

Price: PHP 100 per head
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Underwater Mountains in Barracuda Lake

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The rocky underwater mountains in the picturesque Barracuda Lake are as mysterious as gorgeous they are. Considered to be one of the best scuba diving spots in the Philippines, the Barracuda Lake, allows the divers to whiz around the intriguing underwater mountains, as they swim through the multiple layers of fresh and saltwater, hitting warmer regions, where the temperature of the water tends to reach as high as 40 degrees Celsius.

Location: Coron, Philippines

Price: 150 PHP per person
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Banana Islands

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Surrounded by towering coconut palms and lush mountains and flaunting soft white sands and clear blue waters, Banana Islands is one of the most romantic destinations every couple will love to head to when in the Philippines. Banana Islands let love birds indulge in a number of indoor and outdoor activities.

You can either relax in an overwater bungalow or enjoy playing on a swing suspended from a tree with your feet splashing against the seawaters. You can also unwind on the peaceful shore and enjoy the sunset or go snorkelling to explore the reef fishes.

Location: Coron, Philippines

Price: 200 PHP per head
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Coral Garden

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Lying on the Coron Island, the pristine Coral Garden is known popularly for its rich biodiversity. Encompassed by a protected reef, this beautiful diving site features a depth of around 40 meters. With the crystal clear waters, the visibility offered here can go as deep as 80 feet.

The divers can easily spot a myriad of colorful marine creatures in the Coral Garden, including reef fish, clown fish, jellyfish, and anemones.

Location: Coron, Philippines

Price: PHP 200 per head
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Places to Visit in El Nido

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Secret Lagoon

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The Secret Lagoon is a stunning hideaway lagoon that can only be accessed through a tiny intriguing cave. As you enter the cave on your boat, you will be astounded by the breathtaking towering limestone outcrops. The sharp outcrops are shrouded with lush trees that offer a contrasting appeal to the grey colour of the limestones.

As your boat docks, you will squeeze through a small opening in the limestone wall and walk up to a serene azure water pool completely flanked by stunning cliffs.

Location: El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

Price: PHP 200 per head
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Snake Island

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Nestled in a corner of the picturesque Bacuit Bay, the Snake Island is named so as the island curls into a ‘S-shaped’ sandbar, which links to the mainland. Locally known as “Vigan Island'', the island flaunts deep blue waters,  soft white sand, and tall palms with steep lush forest hills serving as the backdrop.

Tourists visiting the Snake Island love to spend their time enjoying scenic leisure walks and swimming.

Location: Bacuit Bay, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

Price: PHP 1300 per head
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Seven Commando Beach

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The Seven Commando Beach is a postcard-perfect white sand beach, flaunting clear turquoise water, stunning rock formations, and towering palm trees. The water of this beach has a nice temperature and visibility, which make it ideal for enjoying snorkeling with the friendly turtles.

Visitors can also play beach games, enjoy sunbathing, go swimming in the calm waters, or just unwind on the soft shores and relish some sweet coconut water.

Location: El Nido, Palawan Island, Philippines
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Coron Beach

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Spread around the entire Coron Island, the 5 main Coron Beaches that every traveler must explore while touring the Philippines are Smith Point Beach, Coron Youth Club Beach, Atwayan, Malkapuya, and Banol. Home to some of the most beautiful Japanese shipwrecks from the time of World War II, the island is home to the indigenous tribe of Tagbanwa.

Notably one of the best places to visit in Philippines, the Coron beaches are also recommended diving sites for exploring sunken wrecks, colorful marine life and blooming corals.
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  1. Which are the best places to visit in the Philippines?

    1. Casa Manila: Constructed in 1980 by architect Imelda Marcos, Casa Manila exhibits stunning Spanish colonial architecture. This wood and stone museum features antique furnishing with magnificent archways, charming fountains, and spacious hallways.

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    Alona Beach: Nestled on Panglao Island, Alona Beach is known for its clear waters, fine white sand, and stunning reefs. This beach is perfect for enjoying underwater sports like snorkeling and scuba diving.

    3. Bamboo Hanging Bridge: 
    Bamboo Hanging Bridge lets visitors walk through a bamboo-weaved bridge suspended over a slow flowing river.

    4. Republiq: 
    The Las Vegas-style nightclub Republiq is the largest club of Manila city. Featuring EDM and international DJs, this club offers the most happening nightlife experience in the Philippines.

    5. Osmeña Peak: 
    Perched at an elevation of around 1013 meters above the sea level, Osmeña Peak is the highest peak of Cebu city. Featuring an easy trek, the peak offers spellbinding views of Tanon strait & Badian Island.
  2. Which are the best places to visit in Manila?

    1. Manila Zoo: Manila Zoo shelters more than 450 animals from 100 wildlife species. Featuring a botanical garden this zoo also enlights visitors about the country’s local ecology. Some of the creatures you can spot here include Bengal Tiger, Hippopotamus, & Malayan Civet.

    2. Malacanang Palace: 
    Constructed in the 18th century, Malacanang Palace is officially the abode of the President of Philippines. Visitors can admire the Bahay na Bato and Neoclassical architecture of the palace and explore the Presidential Museum and Library.

    3. Arroceros Forest Park: 
    Home to more than 8,000 plants from over 600 species of trees, Arroceros Forest Park is a small dense forest. This place is perfect for enjoying birdwatching and doing wedding photoshoots.

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    Divisoria Market: Lying in the heart of Manila’s Chinatown, Divisoria Market is the perfect place to bargain and shop. Amidst the lively atmosphere here, you can shop for flip-flops, electronic gadgets, spices, beads, textiles, and other souvenirs.
  3. Which are the best places to visit in Cebu?

    1. Taoist Temple: Constructed by the Chinese community, Taoist Temple flaunts a stunning architecture, carved dragons, and vivid colours. Nestled in Beverly Hills, this temple is suitable for practicing meditation, owing to its tranquil atmosphere and calm vibes.

    2. Candongao Peak: 
    Lying in the southern part of Cebu, Candongao Peak is an abode for the adrenaline junkies. Its well-defined trail and rugged slopes make this place suitable for trekking. The summit of Candongao Peak offers breathtaking views of Negros & Bohol islands.

    3. Basilica del Santo Nino: 
    Established back in 1565, Basilica del Santo Nino is the oldest Catholic church of the Philippines. Flaunting a brilliant architectural design, this basilica features beautiful ancient paintings, majestic arches, and gorgeous stained glass windows.

    4. Colon Street: 
    Featuring a bustling atmosphere, Colon Street is a colourful open-air market, selling jewelry, fashionable clothes, and backpacks. Packed with many food outlets, this place also lets visitors relish authentic Filipino delicacies.
  4. What is the best time to visit the Philippines?

    The most ideal time for visiting the Philippines is during the dry season, between the months of November and April. During this time of the year, the weather of the country is pleasant and there is no rainfall, which is ideal for enjoying outdoor activities, including sightseeing, street shopping, trekking, beach sports.
  5. What is famous in the Philippines?

    The archipelago of Philippines is famous for a number of unique things, including its pristine white sand beaches, spanish colonial buildings, stunning treks, thrilling water sports, majestic churches, bustling shopping destinations, and delectable Filipino cuisine.
  6. How many days are enough to see the Philippines?

    You need at least 10 days to visit the Philippines. During your 10 days Philippines tour, you can explore the top attractions in Manila, Boracay, Cebu, Palawan, El Nido, and Coron.

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