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About Philippines

The Philippines is a land of a thousand islands and each has its own characteristics. Boracay is known for its fine white sand beaches and spectacular sunsets. Bohol sits on an underwater fault where large schools of fish dance among the corals. Palawan’s otherworldly landscapes are enchanting and make El Nido a great place for a romantic holiday. The shipwrecks in Coron Bay are a playground for divers, as are the many smaller islands with their own majestic underwater worlds.

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White Beach
4.7/5
1,459 Reviews
Seashore
Beach
White Sand Beach is located in the middle of the west bank of Boracay. It is made up of large corals with soft white sand. The beach is quiet during the day, but turns into a huge open bar at night, transformed with the lights and music of a nightclub. . White Sand Beach is runs 4 kilometers from north to south, and offers a rich variety of water sports, including snorkeling, deep diving, banana boating, windsurfing, parasailing and more. Of course, you can also take a relaxing stroll on the beach and enjoy the crisp sea breeze. There are many resort hotels and restaurants on the beach, including the D'mall shopping center located in the middle of the beach, with convenient dining and recreational options.
Manila Cathedral
4.4/5
534 Reviews
Church
A true merging of traditional Catholic architecture, modern influences and Philippine culture, the Manila Cathedral in Manila, Philippines, offers a melting pot of faith and art. The current cathedral was erected in 1958 in the same spot as once stood the original church, decimated during the Philippine Battle of Liberation in 1945. The cathedral was created by world renown architect Fernando Ocampo, and, though it encapsulates many of the original's qualities, the church also displays many modern influences. Once inside, you discover that the heart of it is quite majestic in it's Philippine nature, making the Manila Cathedral a must see.
Friday Beach
4.6/5
583 Reviews
Beach
Friday Beach is probably Boracay's most famous white sand beach. It is located inside Friday's Boracay. The sand here is soft and fine. This area doesn't have very many tourists so, as a result, you can enjoy the white sand beach without interruption or distraction. Build castles out of sand or stroll hand-in-hand with a lover. You can order a drink from the bar while leisurely lying back on one the beach's lounge chairs. Friday Beach is also a great place to watch the sunset, providing an unparalleled experience.
Chinatown
4/5
125 Reviews
Featured Neighbourhood
The oldest recognized Chinatown, Binondo's Chinese enclave was documented as early as 1594, though it was already a focal point of Chinese trading when Spanish explorers first arrived in 1521. Start at Binondo Church and follow the savory scents of oranges and sweetmeats, lychees and mooncakes. The area bordered by Ongpin, Quentin Paredes and Gandara Streets offers the heart of Chinatown, where you can browse to your heart's content and pick up noodles, yellow Chinese gold, and mysterious remedies for illnesses you may not have known you had. Then stop by the Bahay Tsinoy Museum for a look at the place's rich history.

Travelogue

The Philippines: A Country of a Thousand Islands
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Known as the “country of a thousand islands,” the Philippines is full of surprises. Travelers can explore history and the arts in Manila, relax along some of the world’s best beaches on Boracay, dive under the waves on Bohol, or explore countless coves and bays on Palawan. With delicious cuisine, friendly people, and a proud culture, there are near infinite possibilities available to travelers. In this short article, we will survey several popular destinations and recommend things to see. When planning a trip to the Philippines, focus on what you hope to experience and narrow your focus to a few locations.
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