Tour attractions in Phillippines
Vigan in Ilocos Sur is well known for its Spanish colonial houses. Old Vigan Colonial Houses were built by rich Chinese traders. These great big houses are made of thick brick walls and plastering with red clay. Tile roofs are made to survive earthquakes.
Basilica of San Martin de Tours
San Martin de Tours is the patron of Taal, in whose honor a fest is celebrated every November 11. The church was first built by Father Diego Espina in 1575 in San Nicolas. Basilica de San Martin de Tours in Taal is the largest church in Asia, standing 96 meters long and 45 meters wide. The Augustinian Missionaries started construction in 1756, but it was destroyed when Taal volcano erupted in 1754.
Church of San Agustin in Paoay, Ilocos Norte
A church made of coral stone and was adorned like an Asian temple. Built from 1694 to between 1702 and 1710, it is the premier example of Philippine Earthquake Baroque, an architectural solution to the area’s challenging and natural setting. It is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Banaue Rice Terraces in Philippines
The Banaue Rice Terraces is one of the major tourist attractions of the archipelago, are 2000-year old terraces that were carved into the mountains of Ifugao by ancestors of the Batad native people. It was recognized as a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1995. It covers around 10,360 square kilometers of the entire mountainous terrain. The terraces are maintained by an age-old irrigation system from the rainforests above the terraces.
Bat Caves is a famous tourist attraction in Philippines. Bats, like humans, are mammals. That is, their young is born alive and nourished by the mother. But unlike people, bats, particularly cave bats, hate the light and the noise. This is why they are also nocturnal, that is, they are awake at night and are asleep during the day. The cave is populated by giant fruit bats and cave bats that emerge from the caves to forage for food with the descent of the dusk.
Luzon is the largest of the main islands. Its amazing landscape is made up of mountainous regions in the north, the flat vistas of the central plain, lakes and volcanoes in the southern peninsula, and a coastline scattered with caves and sandy-beached islands.
Puerto Princesa National Park
The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is located about 50 km north of the city of Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines. It features a limestone mountain landscape with an 8.2 km. A distinguishing feature of the river is that it winds through a cave before flowing directly into the South China Sea. The underground river is reputed to be the world’s longest traversable. Monkeys, large monitor lizards, and squirrels find their niche on the beach near the cave.
Apo Reef National Park
Apo Reef National Park is one of the best diving sites in Asia. It is a 34-kilometer reef, with a narrow channel running east to west, dividing this reef into two lagoon systems, north and south. Apo Reef is the second largest contiguous coral reef in the world and the largest one in the Philippines.
Mt. Iglit-Baco National Park
Mt. Iglit is one of Mindoro’s reservation areas, declared as a game sanctuary for tamaraws, wild animals found nowhere else in the world. The tamaraw bears a close resemblance to the Philippine water buffalo, commonly known as carabao water buffalo.