Philippines is a rich country in terms of natural resources and historical sites, which made her the “Last frontier of the Pacific” and naturally the most attractive tourist destination in the Far East. From the marvels of her seas, to her majestic flora and fauna, you could see the paradise on its fullness. As an archipelago, from north to south, as what people used to call, “Aparri to Jolo”, you will be amazed by the vastness of its awesome richness.
The white beaches; green mountains; tropical rainforest reserves; marvelous islands; unique extinct animals; and most of all the people – the hospitable and friendly people, the best in the world; are only a few of the natural beauties and characters of the Philippines.
The world’s best, Boracay in Aklan, most famous for its white beaches and crystal-clear water; El Nido in Palawan, the beauty of virgin nature, offering peace and serenity; the most loved Goliath waves of Siargao, most known among surfers worldwide; and of course the famous and gorgeous Manila Bay, the “World’s Captivating Sunset.” And in Bohol, you will see the most sought after “Tarsier”, the smallest monkey in the world. Bohol is also been known for its white beaches and the yummiest “Chocolate Hills.”
Because of her beauty, Philippines had been enslaved by conquerors awed by her, but they failed to destroy her, instead these moments, as a part of her glorious past added beauty and character. For now, you could see her past implied and enshrined from the famous historical shrines and sites all over the country. From the first Spanish landing in Cebu to World War II events, memories are kept alive through these beautiful and momentous places.
These sites are mostly present in the Philippines’ three major groups of islands, namely Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. To mention a few of these historical places are the following: the first landing and baptism of Christianity reminisced in a shrine in Cebu, and also present is the famous Cross of Magellan; the old Spanish churches in Bohol; the Corregidor Island in Bataan which houses the World War II American and Filipino camps and war artilleries; Dapitan old village in Zamboanga, Mindanao, that the National Hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal developed by his wits and ingenuity; Camp John Hay in Baguio City, was an American encampment in WWII.
All the tourist spots mentioned here are only a small part of the vastness and awesome world-class uniqueness of this tropical country. There are more to see in the Philippines. Certainly, the country got the world’s attention for her untainted beauty and qualities and every visitor can attest to that.