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A Small White Island in the Philippines

 

A small white sandbar off the coast of the island of Camiguin in the Philippines attracts thousands of tourists every year. The area is accessible only by boat, as the white sandbar have no fixed building or trees.

Camiguin is an island province of the Philippines located in the Bohol Sea, about 10 km off the northern coast of Mindanao. This pear-shaped island boasts its white beaches, rich diving sites, waterfalls, and hot and cold springs. Camiguin is also well-known for its historical sunken cemetery.

 

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The Banaue Rice Terraces

 

Mountains carved by man for centuries, mountains with steep abysses of the earth, mountains that look like fairy tale, with hanging woods, with eternal flames, shaped like pyramids, with an incredible range of colors, that create an exemplary work of art. An examples of such landscape is the Banaue Rice Terraces, located in the Republic of the Philippines.

Over hundreds of years in the Philippines, the descendants of the native peoples were responsible for carving Batad Mountains to suit their needs for agricultural production. The result of the activity performed in a manual mode is a massive work: an area of over 10,000 square kilometers of mountains, fully carved agricultural terraces on its slopes in the area of Banaue.

This wonder is found in the municipality in the province Ifugao, Philippines.

 

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The Chocolate Hills of Bohol

The Chocolate Hills is an unusual geological formation in Bohol province, Philippines. There are at least 1,260 hills in the area. When the dry season arrives, the lack of rain causes the grass to dry up, turning the hills a chocolate brown colour. The Chocolate Hills is a famous tourist attraction of Bohol. They are in the Philippine Tourism Authority’s list of tourist destinations in the Philippines, and have been declared the country’s third National Geological Monument and proposed for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The unique land form known as the Chocolate Hills of Bohol was formed ages ago by the upliftment of coral deposits and the action of rain water and erosion. To get to the top, you need to climb 214 steps, leading to the observatory or view deck.

Plenty of tourist guides and tour operators will be happy to bring you to the chocolate hills, either as a separate trip or as part of a day tour. You can even hire a guide from the ferry port at a price of 500 Philippine pesos.

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Mount Mayon: The World’s Most Beautiful Volcano

On your arrival in the Philippines, be sure to head to the north of the city of Legazpi to watch the impressive Mount Mayon. Mount Mayon is a volcano rising about 2,525 meters above the sea level and has a circumference of nearly 130 kilometers.

If you are in Manila, you must travel 330 kilometers southeast of the capital to meet the country’s most active volcano. It had 50 eruptions in the last 400 years. The first eruption on record occurred in 1616, but certainly the most destructive one occurred in 1814, when the lava buried the town of Cagsawa and killed 1200. In recent times, the volcano erupted in 1993, when the vast cloud of ash poisoned 77 people.

This volcano is located in the Nayong Pilipino National Park and dominates the landscape of the area. It is known as the “perfect cone” for its conical shape and is considered the world’s most symmetrical volcano. This is the only mountain you see in miles around and at night you can see a halo of steam which is always shining.

A good time to take good photographs is at sunset, where the angle of the volcano receives sunlight and makes the smoke dyed in red. Dare to enjoy a different experience, and discover the natural wonders of the little outdoor Philippines .

 

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El Nido, Palawan

 

Palawan is located on the western part of the Philippines. Because of its scenic landscapes and high bio-diversity, Palawan is known as “The Last Ecological Frontier of the Philippines”.

This is the home of the El Nido resorts. With spectacular ancient limestone cliffs that tower over marine sanctuaries, teeming with innumerable species of tropical fish and coral, as well as five species of endangered sea turtle, lush forests abound with more than 100 species of bird, this is one exotic destination.

The place offers a wide variety of resorts, pubs, and dining areas. This is also a good place for scuba diving, as Palawan is blessed with rich marine life.

El Nido is a magical place. From its ageless towering marble cliffs to its white sandy beaches with crystal clear waters, many refer to it as paradise.