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10 Places You Must Visit in the Philippines – Places that will not disappoint!

The Philippines is a beautiful country that has been coming up in the tourism industry in recent years. This amazing archipelago in the Asian domain has up to 7000 islands to be explored here. Given here are a few must-visit places you ought to set foot in when in the Philippines.


Old City in Manila

Yes, Manila is the capital of the Philippines and is definitely a busy city, you'll see this the moment you land here. Although most people opt to run away from the city to less busy islands for some peace and quiet, Manila still offers some great things to do and see. The Old City of Manila is a great place to visit and see for yourself the remnants of history in this land from the time of the Spaniards control. Even a cathedral recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site is situated here. Also, beyond the River Pasig lies Binondo, the world's oldest China Town. When it comes to accommodation, there are plenty of serviced apartments in BGC the likes of Ascott Bonifacio Global City Manila for a good stay.


Vigan City

This is yet another age-old city recognized by UNESCO as a place to be preserved and protected. There is Casa Crisologo which means that this city was one of the epicentres of the Spaniards control. There are many museums in the area and is popular among local tourists. If you have the time, them come hang out here see for yourself what a wonderful place it is.


Batad Rice Terraces

If you've already travelled to countries like Thailand and Indonesia, then you would have come across rice filed such as this in Chiang Rai and Bali. But what makes the rice fields here unique is that they have been arranged over 2000 years ago. This too is yet another UNESCO site in the Philippines. Unlike in Manila and Vigan, this place is where the local couture alone.


Boracay's White Beach

This is the most touristy place in the country. This island is wonderful with stretches of pristine white beaches all around. There are a ton of fancy hotels and resorts here for lodging and parties that go on all night long at bars and pubs. If you want the typical beach holiday, the place to head for is definitely Boracay's white beaches.


Moalboal's Sardine Run

Take a flight to Cebu City which is the second-largest city in the country. it is much like Manila with lots of historical sites to explore. But what you really want to explore here is Moalboal. Take the bus from Cebu City to Moalboal, it'll be about 2-3 hours journey. From here you'll need to take a 3-minute boat ride to Pescador Island. Here's where you get to snorkel or dive with sardines. The shoal of sardines also attracts mammals that live off them, which means dolphins and whales also visit the area. The fish here don't migrate so you can do this activity at any time of the year.