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Must-Visit Heritage Sites in the Philippines – Stunning destinations you shouldn’t miss

The Philippines is surely a destination that we all have in our bucket lists. The country is full of heritage that demands to be experienced. Not to forget about its scenic beauty, its attractions bring you so much closer to nature and you should not miss any of it.

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Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park

If you are an exquisite diver, then you must have certainly heard about Tubbataha as a divers' heaven. It's all about 100,000 hectares of the reef ecosystem that contains more than 300 coral species together with different kinds of fish, whales, sharks, turtles, and dolphins. Once you explore this park, you get exposed to a variety of breeding seabirds and this is why you should not miss visiting this attraction when you are there in the Philippines.

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Paoay Church and other Baroque Churches

The land of the Philippines has four Baroque churches, and needless to say, visiting all of them will be beyond amazing. The San Agustin Church in Manila, Paoay Church in Ilocos Norte, Santa Maria Church in Ilocos Sur, and the Miag-ao Church in Iloilo are four churches that belong to the 16th and 18th centuries. There are clearly visible architectural styles influenced by the European designs in almost all these churches, and although some of them have survived through fires, riots, and pirate attacks, they are still in good condition.

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Mount Apo Natural Park

It's the favourite attraction among those who stay at many an apartment in Alabang. As Mount Apo is considered the highest mountain in the Philippines (3143m above the sea level), many people do not forget to include visiting this mountain to their bucket lists to tick off during their vacations. Especially talking about the base of the mountain, it is huge and is considered even bigger than the whole of Singapore. Travelling to Mount Apo will just take less than an hour from popular serviced residences the likes of Somerset Alabang Manila

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Mount Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary

This wildlife sanctuary is a treasure to be cherished for a number of reasons. Many of the threatened species of flora and fauna can be found in Mount Hamiguitan and eight of them can only be found in this mountain range. If you have heard of the pitcher plant which is a carnivorous plant, you can see many of them if you explore Mount Hamiguitan.

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The ancient town of Vigan

Like to witness how a well-planned Spanish colonial town must have been in ancient times? Then simply visit the ancient town of Vigan. The heritage houses and the horse-drawn carriages will explain everything about the good olden days, and you will also fall in love with the cobblestone streets you find there, which still give a great picturesque sight. There are also cafes and restaurants (modern ones) to serve you with snacks whenever you feel tired of exploring this vibrant city.