Forces of Nature
An awesome quiet saturates mother nature’s gift on this landscape as the sun sets over. For centuries, Philippines has welcomed travelers searching for sights as impressive as any have seen.
It is in Philippines that some of the most amazing wonders of nature lies, and on Tourism-Philippines, we take a chance to showcase some of the finest of what Philppines can offer.
All images by Storm Crypt
Mountain of Rice
Banaue Rice Terraces, Banaue, Ifugao, Philippines
The Banaue Rice Terraces are 2000-year old terraces that were carved into the mountains of Ifugao in the Philippines by ancestors of the Batad indigenous people. The Rice Terraces are commonly referred to by Filipinos as the “Eighth Wonder of the World”. It is commonly thought that the terraces were built with minimal equipment, largely by hand. The terraces are located approximately 1500 meters (5000 ft) above sea level and cover 10,360 square kilometers (about 4000 square miles) of mountainside. They are fed by an ancient irrigation system from the rainforests above the terraces. It is said that if the steps are put end to end it would encircle half the globe.
The Banaue terraces are part of the Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras, ancient sprawling man-made structures from 2,000 to 6,000 years old. They are found in the provinces of Apayao, Benguet, Mountain Province and Ifugao, and are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Mt. Pinatubo’s Artwork
Mount Pinatubo is an active stratovolcano located on the island of Luzon, at the intersection of the borders of the Philippine provinces of Zambales, Tarlac, and Pampanga.
Ruins of Santo Domingo
The place looks eerie and equally haunting. While the ruins of Cagsawa is closer to Legazpi city, more photographed and more famous, the ruins around Santo Domingo shows a lot of Mt. Mayon’s destructive power. Its perfect cone, its “seven wonders of the world” tag, its beauty, time and time again tries to hide its monstrous side. After all, this is the most active volcano in the Philippines.
Pandan Island – North Shore, Honda Bay, Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines
A small lake near the entrance to Balinsasayao Nature Park.
Negros Oriental, Philippines
Valley of the Southern Side
Dalaguete, Cebu, Philippines
Mt. Mayon’s Postcard Shot
Mayon Volcano and Cagsawa Ruins
Daraga, Albay, Philippines
The Last Shot
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