Philippines - 3 Popular Tourist Sites

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Do you want to experience an once-in-a-lifetime vacation? Are you afraid that you do not have enough money to afford the cost? In fact, if you are well-prepared and well-planned, you can have a very cheap vacation to Philippines, and the quality is still very high.

 

Philippines are composed of three main islands namely Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Each of them is composed of major islands which boasted much the beauty of this country as well as the Filipino people. Listed below are three of the major tourist attractions found on each of this main islands.

 

Manila

Manila is located in the island of Luzon and is the capital city of the Philippines. Most often this is the entry way of visitors from other countries through NAIA (Ninoy Aquino International Airport) or Mactan International Airport located in Cebu but most flights are from Asian countries only.

 

Metro Manila has developed from a small tribal settlement into a busy metropolis which is now the center district for business, commerce and government. It consists of eight cities and nine municipalities with an area over 391 square miles. People might get wary of the traffic congestion yet there are place where you can still ride a calesa (a horse driven carriage) in the lanes of Intramuros and Chinatown.

 

If nightlife is what you are looking for then you can find discos and nightclubs everywhere and you will never go hungry in the place since you will find world class restaurants serving Filipino cuisine as well as International cuisine. With shopping alone, you won't have enough time going around all their major shopping malls in the area and if you want a piece of green landscapes then you can visit its parks.

 

Cebu

Cebu is the second most important city of the country. It is a place where both business and leisure go hand in hand, the focus of business ventures between locals and foreign investors. The tourist industry is also one of Cebu's major industries. The island boasted of its numerous white sand beaches and home to world class five-star hotels and resort.

 

The city is also blessed with numerous museums and the old church of the Philippines is found here. Lots of its major landmarks tell of the cultural history of the country. Shopping in Cebu is great. They are on creative people with much talent in handicraft, shell crafts, their famous handcrafted guitars and more.

 

Davao

Davao is located in the southeastern part of Mindanao and is one of the largest cities of the world with a land area of 1,518.39 square miles. It is the third most well known city in the Philippines following Manila and Cebu.

 

In terms of tourism, Davao has a lot to offer from beaches up to the mountains. If you love mountain climbing then experience climbing the highest peak in the Philippines Mount Apo. It is also home to the Philippine Eagle, the National Bird of the country. Its famous Pearl Farm Beach Resort and Eden Park and Resort are among the favorite destinations of tourist in Davao.

 

You can do other outdoor activities like their white water rafting and Zip line adventure. And if you feel like discovering their history and culture then visit their museums as well the old churches in the area.

 

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This article was published on 2010/06/10