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4 Amazing Sites in the Philippines

Updated: Aug 20

This country, consisting of more than 7,000 islands, has so much more to offer than just stunning beaches and scuba diving. When you are ready to take a break from swimming under the waves, I wanted to share with you some options for sightseeing.


Ifugao Rice Terraces
Ifugao Rice Terraces

Ifugao Rice Terraces

In the Cordillera mountain range on Luzon Island, the Ifugao Rice Terraces were built more than 2,000 years ago. This UNESCO World Heritage Site shows how challenging it was for the Filipinos to grow rice. These rice terraces stand apart from others around the world because of the high altitude at which they exist.


Chocolate Hills, Philippines
Chocolate Hills

The Chocolate Hills

These conical-shaped hills are abundant in Bohol. During the dry season when the grass turns brown they resemble Hershey Kisses. They were formed by coral deposits and made into a kiss shape by erosion from rainwater.


Magellan’s Cross, Cebu, Philippines
Magellan’s Cross

Magellan’s Cross

In Cebu, the same cross has been standing in the same spot since Ferdinand Magellan placed it there in 1521. It has now been encased in tindalo wood to protect it.


Philippine Tarsier
Philippine Tarsier

Philippine Tarsier

This tiny primate is only 3-6 inches in height. Its eyes are fixed in their sockets. Luckily, their heads can swivel 180 degrees. There is a housing of them at the Philippine Tarsier and Wildlife Sanctuary in Loboc, giving tourists a chance to see these endangered animals.


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