Destinations

Manila

Manila (Tagalog: Lungsod ng Maynila) is the capital of the Philippines and a major attraction in terms of culture and heritage in the country. Sprawling, congested and polluted will likely be the first words to enter your mind when you think of Manila but don't let that impression stop you from exploring its places of interests: its churches; its diverse and complicated culture; colonial history; gigantic malls; bustling markets; hidden architectural gems and vibrant nightlife. Take the opportunity to explore Manila and make your own personal connection with the city.

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Quezon City

Quezon City is the largest city in the Philippines and is one of the constituent cities of Metro Manila. Commonly called QC or Kyusi, it has a population of 2.68 million people. It has become the hub of information technology and its entertainment industry in the Philippines. The city was named after former Philippine president Manuel Luis Quezon y Molina. Quezon City was the country's capital from 1946 until 1972, when the seat of government was returned to neighboring Manila. Quezon City consists of five districts.

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Davao

city of the Philippines

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Cebu (city)

city of the Philippines and capital of the province of Cebu

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Cagayan de Oro

city of the Philippines and capital of the province of Misamis Oriental

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Baguio

city of the Philippines

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Bohol

Bohol is the main island of Bohol Province, which also includes 75 smaller islands. The island lies southeast from Cebu Island and southwest of Leyte Island in the Central Visayas region. This oval-shaped island is the tenth largest of the Philippine archipelago.

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Caloocan

Caloocan or Kalookan is a city, part of Metro Manila.

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Siquijor

Siquijor is a small island province in the Visayas lying some 22 km east of Southern Negros. While the coastline is mostly white sand beaches fronting the ocean full of tropical marine life, the interior is mountainous.

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Tagbilaran

city of the Philippines and capital of the province of Bohol

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Zamboanga (city)

city of the Philippines

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Vigan

city of the Philippines and capital of the province of Ilocos Sur

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Batangas

province of the Philippines

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Tagaytay

city of the Philippines in the province of Cavite

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Palawan

Palawan is the westernmost province of the Philippines, the one with the largest land area and with probably the most pristine natural environment away from its settlements.

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Bataan

Bataan Province is in the Philippines.

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Antipolo

Antipolo is a city in Rizal Province, Philippines.

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Camiguin

Camiguin is a small island province off the northern coast of Mindanao in the Philippines.

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Angeles

city of the Philippines

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San Juan (Philippines)

city of the Philippines in Metro Manila

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Masbate

Masbate is a largely rural island province of the Philippines located in the Bicol Region. It consists of three major islands: Masbate, Ticao and Burias. Its capital and largest city is Masbate City.

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Camarines Sur

has beautiful coral reefs, and shorelines of black and white sands. Visit the Camarines Sur Watersport complex and go water skiing.

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Legazpi

city of the Philippines and capital of the province of Albay

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Muntinlupa

Muntinlupa is a city in Metro Manila, Philippines. Muntinlupa features two affluent business districts, Filinvest City and Ayala Alabang, but it is easy to be overwhelmed by the noisy sprawl around and miss some other hidden attractions. Just like other similar cities around Metro Manila, Muntinlupa incorporates old and new.

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Dumaguete

Dumaguete is the capital city and main port of Negros Oriental, the province that occupies the south-eastern part of Negros Island, in the Philippines. It is sometimes called the "City of Gentle People". A laid-back university town with a charming sea-front boulevard and a good selection of tourist-oriented services, Dumaguete is a good place to relax for anything from a few days to a few decades. There are many tourists and a large contingent of resident foreigners. According to the Philippine government Dumaguete is the most popular destination in the country for retiring abroad.

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Leyte

Leyte is an island in the Eastern Visayas island group in the Philippines. It is divided into two provinces, Leyte Province and Southern Leyte. Each province includes some nearby smaller islands. Leyte is connected by bridges across narrow straits to the larger Samar Island and to the smaller Biliran island. The two largest cities are the capital, Tacloban, on the east coast near Samar Island, and Ormoc on the western coast.

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Navotas

Navotas City is a city in Metro Manila, known for its wide seafood markets.

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Naga

city of the Philippines in the province of Camarines Sur

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Taal

municipality of the Philippines in the province of Batangas

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Sorsogon City

Sorsogon City is in Sorsogon Province.

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El Nido

has dozens of limestone islands that form a stunningly beautiful karst topography permeated by crystal-clear bays and lagoons, still relatively unspoiled by mass tourism

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Coron

municipality of the Philippines in the province of Palawan

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Loboc

Loboc is in Bohol Island.

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Oslob

municipality of the Philippines in the province of Cebu

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Banaue

municipality of the Philippines in the province of Ifugao

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San Vicente

municipality of the Philippines in the province of Palawan

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Caramoan

Caramoan is a town on the Philippines island of Luzon.

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Carmen (Bohol)

municipality of the Philippines in the province of Bohol

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Donsol

municipality of the Philippines in the province of Sorsogon

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Calabarzon

Calabarzon is a region of southwestern Luzon, the main island in the Philippines.

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Samar Island

Samar is the third largest island in the Philippines, after Mindanao and Luzon islands. It is located next to Leyte Island and the two are joined by a bridge.

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Busuanga

Busuanga is the largest Island of the Calamian archipelago in the Northern part of Palawan province in the Philippines. Nice beaches, gentle landscape, good hiking and great diving make the island a good holiday destination.

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Brooke's Point

Brooke's Point is a 1st class municipality in the province of Palawan, Philippines. According to the 2007 census, it has an estimated population of 58,537. The municipality has become famous for its promotion of ecotourism.

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Boracay

tourist island in the Philippines

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Corregidor Island

Corregidor Island is a small island in the Philippines. It is well-known for its strategic situation at the opening of Manila Bay.

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Bicol

region of the Philippines

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Malapascua

Island features a beautiful white sand shoreline and coral gardens.

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Panglao Island

in Bohol Province, as resort island with fine beaches. The rest of the province has other attractions including the Chocolate Hills and wild tarsiers (tiny primates).

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Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park

Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park is in Palawan, Philippines. The park is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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Sabang (Palawan)

Sabang is a small village in Palawan, Philippines. It is used as an entry point to the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River. There's not much in the village except services for those going to visit the river, but there is a beach and a chilled out atmosphere.

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Sights

Cebu

province of the Philippines

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Makati

city of the Philippines in Metro Manila

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Pasay

city of the Philippines in Metro Manila

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Iloilo

province of the Philippines

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Taguig

city of the Philippines in Metro Manila

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Puerto Princesa

city of the Philippines and capital of the province of Palawan

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Lipa, Batangas

city of the Philippines in the province of Batangas

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Ilocos Norte

province of the Philippines

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Pampanga

province of the Philippines

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Quezon

Province in Calabarzon, Philippines

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Tarlac

province of the Philippines

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Parañaque

city of the Philippines in Metro Manila

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Angeles, Philippines

city of the Philippines

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Ilocos Sur

province of the Philippines

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Mindanao

second largest island of the Philippines

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Cavite

province of the Philippines

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San Juan, Metro Manila

city of the Philippines in Metro Manila

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Mountain Province

province of the Philippines

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Carcar

city of the Philippines in the province of Cebu

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University of Santo Tomas

private pontifical university in Manila

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Naga, Camarines Sur

Independent Component City in Bicol Region, Philippines

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Silay

city of the Philippines in the province of Negros Occidental

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Sagada

municipality of the Philippines in the Mountain Province

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Baclayon

municipality of the Philippines in the province of Bohol

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Guimaras

province of the Philippines

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Corella, Bohol

Municipality of the Philippines in the province of Bohol

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Loboc, Bohol

municipality of the Philippines in the province of Bohol

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Naic

municipality of the Philippines in the province of Cavite

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Pagudpud

municipality of the Philippines in the province of Ilocos Norte

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Quezon, Palawan

Municipality of the Philippines in the province of Palawan

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Samar

island of the Philippines

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Taal Volcano

Taal Volcano

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Coron Island

island in the Calamian Islands

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Mount Apo

The highest mountain in the Philippines.

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Siargao

island in the Philippines

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San Sebastian Church (Manila)

Church in Manila, Philippines

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Manila Cathedral

Roman Catholic basilica located in Manila, Philippines

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Ayala Museum

Art and history museum in , Ayala Museum Building

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Mount Pulag

third highest mountain in the Philippines

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Paoay Church

Roman Catholic church of the municipality of Paoay, Ilocos Norte in the Philippines

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Malacañang Palace

the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the Philippines

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Banaue Rice Terraces

rice terraces in the Cordillera region, Philippines

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Malate Church

Church in Manila, Philippines

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Manila Metropolitan Theater

theater in Manila, Philippines

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Rizal Park

historic urban park located in Manila, Philippines

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Subic Bay

bay forming part of Luzon Sea on the west coast of the island of Luzon, Philippines

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Manila Hotel

Historical five-star hotel in the City of Manila

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Fort San Pedro

The smallest Spanish outpost in the Philippines during the colonial era. It has a small museum showcasing the wreckage and treasures from the sunken San Diego galleon from Mexico. The area is scenic with the newly renovated and open-air Plaza Independencia at the entrance.

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Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras

various rice terraces located at the Cordillera Administrative Region, Philippines

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Mall of Asia Arena

indoor arena in Bay City, Philippines

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Basilica del Santo Niño

A large and venerable church that traces its history to the founding of the convent of the Santo Niño de Cebu in 1565. It contains a statue of the Santo Niño (Holy Child) that is regarded as the oldest religious relic in the Philippines. The statue was presented by Ferdinand Magellan to Queen Juana during the baptism of King Humabon and his wife Queen Juana on 14 April 1521. The natives of Cebu were formally Christianized by Miguel Lopez de Legaspi and Father Andres de Urdaneta on 27 April 1565. However, as they found the natives hostile, the village was set on fire. Later on, in a burnt-out house, a soldier named Juan Camus found the statue untouched. This was proclaimed a miracle. The statue, adorned with gold and precious stones, is in a glass case to the left of the altar. The church sees a constant stream of devotees praying at pews in the sanctuary and in front of statues of saints. The Basilica del Santo Niño Museum (open Tu-Su 8-11:45AM, 1:30-4:45PM) contains the vestments used to dress the Santo Niño and jewellery offered to the Santo Niño for use during his feast (#Sinolog) on the third Sunday of January.

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Chocolate Hills

Geological formation in Bohol, Philippines

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Santa Maria Church

Roman Catholic parish church in Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur, Philippines and a World Heritage Site

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Quezon Memorial Circle

national park in Quezon City, Philippines containing the Quezon Memorial Shrine

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Santa Ana Church

Church in Manila, Philippines

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Manila Ocean Park

oceanarium in Manila, Philippines

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Fort Pilar

Spanish colonial era fortification in Zamboanga City, Philippines

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Roxas Boulevard

major street in Metro Manila, Philippines

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Tabon Caves

Caves and archaeological site in the Philippines

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Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral

A church built in 1565 by the first Spanish missionaries in Cebu, seat of an Archbishop who has subordinate Bishops in many cities of the Visayas. It was mostly destroyed during World War II and had been rebuilt a bit differently. Behind the church is a cemetery where several prominent churchmen including Cardinal Rosales are buried.

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Manila North Cemetery

cemetery

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Cebu Provincial Capitol

Particularly scenic at night, is by far the largest provincial capitol building anywhere in the entire archipelago. It was built during the American era, and the design is a miniature of the White House.

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Bahay Tsinoy

The Bahay Tsinoy is a building in Intramuros, Manila, Philippines which houses the Kaisa-Angelo King Heritage Center, a museum documents the history, lives and contributions of the ethnic Chinese in the Philippine life and history.

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PhilSports Arena

sports venue

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Marcelo Fernan Bridge

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Manila Central Post Office

The Manila Central Post Office, often called the Post Office Building, is the main postal office of Manila, which also serves as the home of the Philippine Postal Corporation. It also houses the main mail sorting-distribution operations of the Philippines. It is located along the riverbanks in Lawton, Ermita and lies at the northern end of Liwasang Bonifacio. Its location along the frontage of the Pasig River was a part of the Burnham Plan of Manila for easy water transportation of mails. Its central location with converging avenues made the building readily accessible from all sides. The building's main entrance faces the Liwasang Bonifacio.

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Tondo Church

Church in Manila, Philippines

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Panaad Stadium

multi-purpose stadium located inside the Panaad Park and Sports Complex in Bacolod, Philippines

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Binondo Church

Roman Catholic parish church in Binondo, Manila, Philippines

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Colon Street

Brave the cacophonous traffic to see the oldest street in the Philippines with some nice worn-out classical buildings dating back to the American Era. At night, this street transforms into a market with good buys everywhere. Be wary of pickpockets though.

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Saint Augustine Metropolitan Cathedral

A Gothic-inspired cathedral and is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro, since it houses the cathedra (seat) of the Archbishop of Cagayan de Oro. The present-day cathedral was constructed in 1946, after being destroyed during World War II. Inside the cathedral are centuries-old stained glass windows, while outside its main entrance is a wooden cross from 1888, erected by Augustinian Recollect missionaries.

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Mount Batulao

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Magellan's Cross

An octagonal building decorated with murals containing a large wooden cross that commemorates the Portuguese conquistador Ferdinand Magellan who planted a wooden cross upon converting the original inhabitants to Christianity. A plaque states that the visible wooden cross contains the original cross, but some historians say the original cross was reduced to firewood by local inhabitants when the Magellan fleet headed elsewhere. Take time to appreciate the various candle sellers who dance around during worship and while selling the candles.

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Coconut Palace

The Coconut Palace, also known as Tahanang Pilipino, is a government building located in the Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex, in Manila, Philippines. It was the official residence and the principal workplace of the Vice President of the Philippines during the term of Jejomar Binay.

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Zamboanga City Hall

city hall building of Zamboanga City

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Museo Sugbo

The museum is housed in the former Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center, which was once the Carcel de Cebu. Its four Spanish-era buildings made of coral stone contain artifacts relating to the history of Cebu.

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Resorts World Manila

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People's Park in the Sky

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Manila Chinese Cemetery

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Anilao

section of Mabini, Batangas, consisting of Anilao Proper and Anilao East

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Plaza Miranda

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Plaza de Roma

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Mines View Park

park in Philippines

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Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center

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Lion's Head (Kennon Road)

Limestone sculpture of a lion by the Baguio chapter of the Lions Club. It is carved by Ifugao artist Anselmo Bayang Day-ag and is considered as the Baguio's "entrance marker" for tourists coming from south of the city.

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Burnham Park (Baguio)

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Plaza Lacson

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People's Park (Davao City)

urban public park in Davao City, Mindanao, Philippines

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Arroceros Forest Park

The Arroceros Forest Park is a riverside park in Manila, Philippines, located on Antonio Villegas Street in the central district of Ermita. Developed in 1993, the 2.2-hectare (5.4-acre) urban forest on the south bank of the Pasig River, at the foot of Quezon Bridge, consists of secondary growth forest with 61 different tree varieties and 8,000 ornamental plants providing a habitat for 10 different bird species. Despite its small size, it is considered an important feature of the city. It lies in a historic area of Manila and has been called "Manila's last lung", being the city's only nature park. The park is administered by the City Government of Manila in partnership with private environmental group, Winner Foundation.

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Bacolod Public Plaza

The plaza is like the Bacolod version of Central park but the smaller version, fountains are scattered around the plaza and a gazebo stands in the middle and they are actually the main attractions, just like other parks, trees are scattered around it. The last but not the least, the Unknown Soldiers Monument also known as Theodore Vinther Monument is found here. It is the common place where events like the MassKara festival is held as well as other activities such as Arnis(Filipino martial arts) and other martial arts practices usually happen, it is also a hub for joggers and people doing aerobics during the morning.

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The Ruins (mansion)

The remains of a Spanish-era sugar plantation that was burned by the owners before Japanese forces could seize it during World War II. All that is left of the mansion is its stone skeleton. It is a popular destination for wedding photo shoots. The grounds have beautiful flower beds. It might give you a feeling that you're somewhere in the countryside in countryside of Europe perhaps.

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Fountain of Justice

The Fountain of Justice is the site where Jose Luis de Luzzuriaga's residence used to stand, it was where the Spanish forces surrendered Bacolod to the Filipino forces. During the night it is illuminated by lights, it is the usual meeting place for protesters and rallies alike. Today the Fountain of Justice only often functions.

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San Lazaro Leisure Park

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Dizon-Ramos Museum

The first 1950 lifestyle museum in the Philippines, formerly the house of Raymundo L. Dizon Sr. and Hermelinda V. Ramos. The main lifestyle exhibit is on the second floor and on the ground floor are seven galleries. One shows how Bacolod looked in previous times; others are: The National Artist gallery, The Holy Land Collection, The Alunan - Puentebella Dolls Collection, Rudy Dizon horse figures, Bro. Roly's crystal collection and the Masskara collection of ABS-CBN that was turned over to the museum.

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Mayon Volcano

volcano in the Philippines

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MacArthur Memorial Marker

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Philippines

The Philippines (Filipino: Pilipinas) is an archipelago of more than 7,100 islands in Southeast Asia between the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea.

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Taiwan

Taiwan (Traditional Chinese: 台灣 or 臺灣, Tái wān) is an island nation of about 36,000 km² off the coast of southeastern mainland China, southwest of Japan's Okinawa and north of the Philippines. The island is officially known as and governed by the Republic of China (中華民國 Zhōnghuá Mínguó) or ROC. Shaped roughly like a sweet potato, the nation is home to more than 23 million people and is one of the most densely populated places in the world. Besides its crowded cities, Taiwan is also known for steep mountains and lush forests. In addition to the island of Taiwan, the Republic of China governs the tiny Pescadores (Penghu), Quemoy (Kinmen/Jinmen), and Matsu.

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Palau

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