Places to Tourist Places to Visit in Philippines
Philippines also known as Republic of the Philippines is a country located in South East Asia that shares its borders with Taiwan, Vietnam and Indonesia covering a total area of 300,000 sq kms. Philippines consist of 107 islands is the 7th most populated Asian country and 12 most populated country in the world. Philippines Parliament consists of 2 houses namely the Upper House and Lower House and President is the solo head of the country. The main language spoken by the locals are Filipino, Tamil, Islam, Arabic and English. Philippines is known for good infrastructure, flora and fauna, natural scenic beauty, reputed healthcare centers and cuisines. Philippines coordinate with 14.35’ degree North Latitude and 121.0’ degree East Longitude.
Philippines Meaning & History:
Philippines is named after Spanish explorer King Philip II who happened to visit the islands in 1542 during his expedition. In the earlier times, Philippines was dominated by Spanish settlement who predominantly inhabited the islands followed by Chinese settlement. During the World War II, Philippines was attacked by Japanese which led to vast devastation resulting in loss of life and property and finally Philippines got its independence in the year 1946.
Places of attractions in Philippines:
Philippines have several tourist attractions which are listed below. They are:
- Sumaguing Cave, Sagada
- Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Taguig City
- Mayon Volcano, Legaspi
- Corregidor Island, Manila
- Lumiang Cave, Sagada
- BenCab Museum, Baguio
- Matukad Island, Caramoan
- Calaguas Island, Vinzons
- Tappiyah Falls, Banaue
- Ayala Museum, Makati
- Newport Performing Arts Theater,
- Corregidor Island
- University of Santo Tomas
- San Agustin Church
- Fort Santiago
- Manila Cathedral
- Rizal Shrine
- San Agustin Museum
- San Sebastian Church
- Malacanang Palace & Museum
- Binondo Church
- National Museum
- Quiapo Church
- Malate Church
- Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Solaire Resorts and Casino
Climate and Economy in Philippines:
Philippines experiences very hot and humid climatic conditions all round the year. Summer starts from month of March and lasts till May followed by rains in form of southwest monsoons which begins from May and ends in late October. Winter in Philippines start from December and lasts till mid February. Being located on the ocean belt Philippines receives heavy to very heavy rainfall during monsoon months accompanied by strong winds and hurricanes that lash the region from time to time.
The economy mostly consists of semi conductors, electronics, transport accessories, apparels, copper products, petroleum, fruits, iron ores and mineral deposits and its major trading partners are United States, Japan, China, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, Germany and Thailand.
Cuisines, shopping and sports in Philippines:
Philippines is known for local cuisines and recipes like fried salted fish served with rice, lechón, adobo, sinigang, kare-kare, tapa, crispy pata, pancit, lumpia, and halo-halo and fish sauce.
Philippines is known as shoppers paradise as tourists and locals can shop for range of products ranging from local stuffs to luxury items. There are many malls and hypermarkets located in capital city Manila which sells different kinds of commodities and products under single roof.
Philippines is known for various sporting events and activities like basketball, boxing, Formula1 racing, volleyball, football, badminton, taekwondo, karate and motocross. Many international competitions and matches are played and conducted in the country which draws huge spectators.
Connectivity to Philippines:
Philippines is well connected by road, rail and air modes of transport. Public transport system involves jeeps, buses, tricycles and taxis. It is also quite well connected by train services like Light Rail Transit System and Metro Rail Transit System. There are many airports in Philippines but the major international airport is the one that is located in Manila called the Ninoy Aquino International Airport which has direct air connectivity to Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and Middle East operating via its national carrier called the Philippines Airlines.
Hotels in Philippines:
There are many excellent hotels and resorts located in island country of Philippines offering world class accommodation facilities to the tourists visiting the country all round the year. Hotels provide decent accommodation and also at same time serve its customers with some authentic Philippine cuisines and recipes. List of hotels located in Philippines is as follows:
- The Bayleaf
- Hotel Pan Pacific
- Hotel Manila
- Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
- Hotel Diamond
- Hotel Ramada Manila Central
- Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila
- Ace Hotel & Suites
- Armada Hotel Manila
- Tune Hotel – Ermita