The Philippines have more than 20 active volcanoes, world heritage 2,000 year old rice fields, more than 100 ethnic communities, more than 7,000 tropical islands and friendly people.
Here are 10 reasons to visit the Philippines:
Manila is the capital of the Philippines and the largest city in the country with a population of 1.78 million.
For cosmopolitan cityscape, colorful nightlife and shopping you should first choose this region. There are many historic buildings and natural beauty areas in this city. We recommend visiting here between December-May. In the other months, a lot of precipitation is seen.
Located in the north of the island of Luzon, the largest island of the Philippines, Banaue is a remarkable town with its wonderful nature and rice fields.
As for the Philippines, sea, sand, sun and diving come first. Because there are a lot of islands here, and the country itself is already a country on a team. But in this town there are Rice fields made without any machine.
According to the Philippines, this is the 8th wonder of the world. These rice terraces were taken to the Unesco World Heritage List in 1995. The best time to see rice terraces is June to July.
Bohol is a city in the central Visayas region of the Philippines. This city is also known as the 10th largest island in the Philippines. The hills in the city have made the city quite attractive.
In dry periods, the hills that turn from green to brown are known as Chocolate Hill. There are 1268 small cone shaped hills here. The limestone is a great place to enjoy a great holiday with karst rocks and dazzling white sandy beaches.
Cebu is an island city in the Philippines. This city is more prominent with its festivals. The Sinulog Festival, held in January and dazzling with colorful dance shows, reminds the Rio Carnival. There are also many natural beauty places in this city.
It is a city in the Philippines where they escape from the heat of summer and vacation in peace. It is about 1500 meters above sea level. Visit here especially tourist attractions such as Burnham Park, Wright Park and the famous Mines View Park.
Located in the Philippines’s Luzon Island, Donsol Bay is definitely worth a visit. Because there are about 3 elephants and 8 meters long sharks. Here you can dive and have a chance to see the sharks soon.
You might say that sharks are not jokes, but the sharks living here are totally harmless. You have to dive in the morning to see the Butandings by their local name.
7. Palawan Island
Palawan Island is the largest island in the Palawan province of the Philippines.
This island attracts a large number of tourists throughout the year with its wildlife, luxurious accommodation, magnificent beaches, untouched forests, mountains nestled in nature and white beaches.
Here you can enjoy a dreamy holiday. You are here for peace and holiday.
Vigan is a tourist town on the western shore of the large island of Luzon overlooking the South China Sea.
This city, which has a colonial period architecture, was founded in the 16th century. But the city preserved the look of the Spanish town that remained at that time. It was not damaged during World War II.
Today, this city, home to many historical buildings, is located on the Unesco World Heritage List.
9. El Nido
It is one of the most sought-after places of El Nido in the north-east of Palawan Island. You can choose to live in the sea, sand and sun trio. Of course you should not forget the good food.
The reason is that the region has beautiful and interesting islands consisting of interesting limestone rocks. The result of the erosion of these limestones is the cave, the lagoon, and the hidden rocks.
10. Boracay Island
There are many islands in the Philippines. Not even the names of many of the islands exist. But one of the most beautiful of these islands is Boracay Island.
It is dazzling with many things like sea, beaches, sandy beaches, sunsets, nightlife and lush nature. Even in recent years, sports and fun have become central. It’s impossible to regret coming here.
Tourism in Philippines
Tourism is an important sector for the Philippine economy. The tourism sector contributes around 10% of the GDP of the country. The Philippines is a country with a team of 7,641 people. The country is known to have rich biodiversity as its main tourist attraction. Beaches, heritage towns and monuments, mountains, rainforest, islands and dive sites are the most popular tourist destinations in the country.
The Philippines hosted 6.6 million tourists in 2017. Most of the Philippines are visited by South Korea. South Korea in the following countries respectively; China, United States, Japan, Australia, Taiwan, Canada, United Kingdom, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and India.