If you hear the word Philippines, you may think about all the issues that are making a huge buzz throughout the globe especially those about extrajudicial killings with regards to the anti-drug operations. That’s what most people think of today that is why they are afraid to even set their foot in Manila, Philippines because “dangerous” is the only word that they could ever utter whenever they hear “Philippines”. But if we tell you that Philippines has some of the best tourist spots in the world, will you believe me? Maybe not. But I’ll convince you through the ones listed below that traveling to the Philippines is safe and fun:
- Sea of clouds in Sagada, Mountain Province
(photo source: www.akrosdayunibers.com)
Sagada is known for its wonderful sea of clouds that can be witnessed during sunrise. Many Filipinos including travelers from all around the world are paving their way to Sagada Mountain Province just to witness the sun go up above the beautiful and mesmerizing sea of clouds. Some people go here for the view and to also take pictures but most of them are going here to move on from a heartbreak. Yes, Sagada is known for that and many broken hearted people are going there to shout their hearts out.
- Underground River in Puerto Princesa, Palawan
(photo source: New 7 Wonders of Nature)
Underground River in Puerto Princesa is part of the new 7 Wonders of The World because of its natural beauty inside and out. There are different rock formations inside the cave and the tour guides will surely educate you with what’s inside so this should definitely be part of your bucketlist. Just be careful not to open your mouth that much inside as there are bats that are digesting and their ‘you-know-what’ may drop in your mouth.
- Chocolate Hills in Bohol
(photo source: Flickr)
Yes. You read that right. Chocolate Hills do exist in Bohol, Philippines. Although you may think that they are made of chocolates but they’re not. They just hills that somehow looks like chocolates that’s why they’re called like that. If you happen to visit Bohol then Chocolate Hills is definitely a must-see!
- Mayon Volcano in Legazpi, Albay
(photo source: ktmc.info)
Mayon Volcano is an active volcano in Legazpi, Albay. It’s not just known for the fact that it is still active and that it can explode anytime, it is also known because of it’s perfect cone shape. A lot of tourists love to go here because they do not only get to see the volcano but they also love the thrill that comes along with the fact that it’s an active volcano. People also go to Legazpi to taste spicy food so better get your tongues ready!
- Mount Pinatubo in Zambales
(photo source: panahon.tv)
Mount Pinatubo in Zambales is one of the most hiked places in the Philippines. It’s also one of the famous mountains because many years ago it exploded and a lot of people died and their homes were washed out. Many years later, it is now open for hiking and camping. Aetas live near the pinatubo crater that is also considered a beautiful disaster. This is also worth visiting!
The Philippines is a really great country if you get to know and research more about it. There are so many places that will totally make you feel at home and excited for what’s to come.
Mark Aldrin Hipolito is a writer for Kims, one of Australia’s perfect beach retreat places that offers a cluster of deluxe timber bungalows and spa villas on the beach. Mark also gives out guides and tips for people regarding on how the can enjoy their vacation and trips around the world.
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