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Taal Volcano

Posted by on May 2nd, 2009
File Under: Batangas, Featured, Photos, UNESCO

Taal Volcano is an active volcano located about 70-km south of Manila inside a lake, it was formed through one major eruption at the center of a lake, and since the lake itself is the crater of a prehistoric volcano, and within the lake, other eruptions have occurred producing more craters and micro-lakes. The vista from the rim is unrivaled.

Taal Volcano Protected Landscape was declared Philippines’s National Geological Monument (together with Chocolate Hills, and Hundred Islands National Park) and was also proposed for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2006.

Chocolate Hills Natural Monument

Posted by on Apr 30th, 2009
File Under: Bohol, Featured, Photos, UNESCO

The Chocolate Hills was declared Philippines’s 3rd National Geological Monument (together with Taal Volcano, and Hundred Islands National Park) and recently included in the nomination for the New 7 Wonders of Nature, and also proposed for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

UNESCO – Baroque Churches of the Philippines

Posted by on Apr 23rd, 2009
File Under: Churches, Featured, Photos, UNESCO

The Baroque Churches of Phlippines is the official designation of 1. Church of San Agustin in Manila, 2. Church of La Nuestra Señora de la Asuncion in Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur, 3. Church of San Agustin in Paoay, Ilocos Norte, 4. Church of Santo Tomas de Villanueva in Miag-ao, Iloilo, when the four spanish era churches were inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1993. The unique design of these four churches reflects the integration of Spanish and Latin American architecture to indigenous architecture of the Philippines, including a fusion with Chinese style.

UNESCO – Ifugao Rice Terraces

Posted by on Apr 21st, 2009
File Under: Featured, Luzon, Photos, UNESCO

The Ifugao Rice Terraces which is also known as the “Eight wonder of the world”, are rice terraces craved into the Ifulgao mountains by ancestors of the Batad indigenous people (the oldest mountain tribe in this area) using primitve tools more than 2,000 years ago.

IN 1995, The Ifulgao Rice Terrances was was inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List in recognition of the living organically-evolved cultural landscape shaped by sacred traditions and the ingenuity of the Ifugao people – an outstanding model of sustainable use of limited land resources, using traditional knowledge-based technology that has evolved over the last two millennia.

Single female traveller in Philippines

Posted by on Sep 6th, 2008
File Under: General Philippines

One great thing about Filipinos is that they are very courteous with the female locals as well as travellers. Chivalry is not dead among the male locals of the Philippines. You can simply wear shorts or sleeveless shirts which is common for a tropical country. However, you must watch out for your belongings at all […]

Is it safe to travel to Philippines

Posted by on Sep 6th, 2008
File Under: General Philippines

Although you would hear negative news about the country, it is still safe to go to Philippines even if you would have your flight now. The region where the war is going on is very far from the tourist destinations in the country. Mindanao is just one of the islands in the archipelago and you […]

Manila Insider Travel Tips

Posted by on Jun 5th, 2008
File Under: Manila

Your stay in Manila can be a pleasantly memorable experience if you keep in mind that the cosmopolitan city is also the capital of a country with varied cultures. These tips can ensure that your trip is safe and well worth it, whether you’re a casual or hardnosed tourist. #1‘Filipino time’ can imply tardiness to […]

Where to stay in Manila

Posted by on Jun 5th, 2008
File Under: Manila

Save up to 75% on hotels in Philippines There are many places to stay in Manila – it all depends on your budget. Posh hotels line Roxas Boulevard (the Manila Hotel, Manila Pavilion, Sofitel, and the Bayview Park hotel), and a night’s stay can cost an average of 75 USD – a good bargain for […]

What to see and do in Manila

Posted by on Jun 5th, 2008
File Under: Manila

There are plenty to see and do in Manila. Your usual walkthrough of Manila wouldn’t do without visiting Intramuros, and for good reason. Within this compound remains authentic structures of the city during the colonial period, and Fort Santiago is where the country’s national hero was detained before execution. There’s a museum dedicated to Jose […]

Getting in and out of Manila

Posted by on Jun 5th, 2008
File Under: Manila

Driving There are two basic road routes which lead from the capital and the metro which can afford a pleasant drive or trip: the South Expressway takes you out to the south from Batangas to Legazpi in the outlying southern borders of Luzon, and the North Expressway is the main route towards Pampanga, Zambales, or […]