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Philippines

Philippines Destinations Travel Guide.

 

 

Flag of Philippines

Language: Filipino, English

Currency: Peso (PHP)

Calling Code: +63

 

 

 

The Philippines - officially the Republic of the Philippines - is an island country located in Southeast Asia, on the Pacific Ocean. Its capital is Manila, to the north it is separated from the island of Taiwan by the Luzon Strait; to the west lies the South China Sea and Vietnam; to the southwest, the island of Borneo, to the south the Celebes Sea separates it from other islands of Indonesia and to the east it borders the Philippine Sea. Its location in the Pacific fire belt and its tropical climate make it a place prone to earthquakes and typhoons. The country is rich in natural resources and is located in one of the most biodiverse areas of the world.The archipelago consists of 7107 islands, which are classified geographically into three groups: the island of Luzon, the group of the Visayas and the Island of Mindanao.

The Philippines has an estimated population of 102 million people, the Philippines is the 12th most populous country in the world, without considering the 11 million Filipinos who live abroad. Several ethnic groups and cultures coexist along their islands. Cataloged as a newly industrialized country, its economy continues its steady growth since its independence.The economic reforms implemented at the beginning of the 21st century made the services sector displace agriculture as the main economic activity, and now this contributes more than half of GDP, but still faces several challenges in infrastructure: the lack of development in the tourism sector, education, health care and human development.

 

Travel Destination in Philippines

 

Agusan Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary

 

Agusan Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary is a nature reserve in Philippines that protects marshlands around upper basin of a Agusan river.

Angono Petroglyphs

 

Angono Petroglyphs are remains of the human art in the Kabayan municipality of the Benguet province.

Apo Reef

 

Apo Reef is a magnificent marine biosphere community of the coast of Philippines that covers 34 sq km. It is one of the most famous diving sites.

Banaue Rice Terraces

Spectacular Banaue Rice Terraces in Ifugao Province of Philippines is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Chocolate Hills

 

Chocolate Hills in Bohol in are unusual geologic formations that consist of cone like hills covered by tropical jungles of Philippines.

Kabayan Mummies

 

Kabayan Mummies or Fire Mummies are located in the Benguet district of Philipines.

Tubbataha Reef

 

Tubbataha Reef in Sulu Sea near Philipines is famous diving site with diverse marine ecosystem.