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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
1,416 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
475 Reviews
Church
Sto. Tomas, Intramuros, Manila
Intramuros
4.5/5
248 Reviews
Historical Architecture
Historical Site
Located on the banks of the Pasig River, Intramuros is the old site of Manila and the ancient city district of Manila. The city is surrounded by trenches and medieval walls with 7 gates. There are the governor's residence and 12 churches in the city. You can experience the city by taking an ancient carriage shuttle on the streets. Here you will enjoy the elegance of Spain as it preserves the architectural features of ancient times. There are many attractions to visit, including Manila Cathedral, Casa Manila Museum, St. Augustine Church, Santiago Castle and many more.
Chocolate Hills
4.3/5
405 Reviews
Mountain
Located in the middle of Bohol Island, Chocolate Hills is an iconic natural wonder on the island where the film Harry Potter was filmed. Chocolate Hills are made up of thousands of hills with similar shape and varying heights. The lawns on the hills will turn brown in dry seasons, looking like a piece of chocolate from afar. Chocolate Hills is green during other seasons. You can take a motorcycle or walk up the mountain, on top of which a viewing platform provides a good point to enjoy the view.

Trip Moments

Danae   
What are the fun places in the Philippines? Before you recommend, think about some necessary dry goods!

[Visa]

I have to be the first to explain the Philippine visa. This is also the most important preparation before departure. The Philippines is not a visa-free country, and there is no landing visa policy. Everyone must apply for a visa in advance (a separate paper visa). The expedited processing will be signed in two or three days, basically a 100% signing rate and a fee of 480.

However, it is important to note that holders of valid Chinese passports and valid US, Japanese, Australian, Canadian, and Schengen visas are eligible for travel and can stay in the Philippines for 7 days.

[tip country]

Philippines is a tipping country. In general, hotel waiters are 20-50 Philippine coins, masseurs and tour guide drivers at 50-100 Philippine. Note that don't give coins. In many tipping countries, if you give a coin to the other party, the other party will think that you think of him/her as jealousy. This is rude and extremely disrespectful of the other's labor service.

[Basic preparation before departure]

The weather in the Philippines is summer all year round. It has no spring, summer, autumn and winter, only the rainy season and the dry season. Therefore, sun protection is ready to be done. Sunglasses, sunscreen, anti-mosquito (a lot of sea trees in Kohlong Island), swimwear, slippers, sun protection clothing. Some hotels may not provide toiletries, so it is recommended to prepare them in advance.

Relative to European and American countries, the outlets of Philippine hotels are similar to those in China, but some hotels also need to convert plugs. It is recommended that you prepare a conversion plug, just in case.

After entering the country, you can purchase a local mobile phone card at the airport. Or rent a portable Wi-Fi in advance. I usually use Roaming Superman myself.
Posted: 15 Aug 2019

Travelogue

Philippines
Natural Landscapes
Historic Landmarks
Seaside Resorts
EL Nido
Manila
Boracay
Cebu
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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