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Places To Visit in Philippines

Continent: Asia

Here are the top 6 tourist places in Philippines

1. Cebu

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With beautiful white sand beaches and amazing diving sights, Cebu is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Philippines. It has a lively nightlife, fantastic restaurants, and plenty of retail options for every kind of shopper. Divers enjoy exploring Cebu's coral gardens, swimming alongs...

Best Time: October to January

2. Angeles City

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Angeles City is a city in the Philippines close to the former American Air Base, Clark Base. Commonly called City of Angels, Angeles is the hub of entertainment and modernity in the Central Luzon region of the Phillippines. Part of the luxurious Clark Freeport Zone, it is a small but major city of t...

Best Time: November to May

3. Manila

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The city of extensive commerce and seats the executive and judicial branches of the Philippine national government, MANILA, also the capital city of Philippine, contains architectural and cultural landmarks, dating from the Spanish colonial period such as the Walled City of Intramuros. Globalisation...

Best Time: November to March

4. Boracay

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Boracay is an island located on an hour flight from Manila and Cebu two of the cities which are located in the country of Philippines. This island is a really small with only 7 k.m.of total length. This island is surrounded by two beaches on its either side and has clear water on all its four ends. ...

Best Time: Novemberemeber to February

5. Cebu City

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Cebu City is also called as the Queen City of the South and is one of the fastest developing cities in Philippines. This city is second largest city of Philippines and over the years is rapidly attracting the tourists and hence is seeing a growth of 5 per cent annualy. It is known to contain numerou...

Best Time: December to May

6. Puerto Princesa

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Located on the western coast of Palawan, the capital city Puerto Princesa is the second largest city in the Philippines in terms of area but is one of the least densely populated cities in the country. Known for its abundant greenery and home to gorgeous white sand beaches, Puerto Princesa has been ...

FAQs on Philippines

What is the currency of Philippines?

PHP is the most widely used currency. US dollars are accepted only in the main cities like Metro Manila and Cebu. Cash denominations include 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000. Coin denominations (in cents) - 1 (silver), 5 (yellowish gold), 10 (silver outer border). All major establishments accept credit cards whereas it is preferable to pay by cash in kiosks, restaurants and cafes.

What is the history of Philippines?

The Philippine archipelago is believed to have been formed at least 30,000 years ago when migrants from the Indonesian archipelago and elsewhere settled in. Additional migrations took place over the next millennia. Over time, social and political outfits developed and evolved in the widely scattered islands. The first settlers in the Philippines crossed seas and bridges from mainland Asia to arrive in this group of islands, and they were the Negritos. Several thousand years later, Austronesian settlers travelled the same route as the Negritos - but this time over sea in their impressive boats.

What is unique about culture of Philippines?

The Philippines is a concoction of eastern and western culture. Spanish, American and Mexican influence on dance, cuisine and ethnicity is profound. Filipino and English are the official languages of the country. English is widely spoken in main cities and tourist areas. Common phrases in Filipino are

Salamat - Thank You
Kamusta - How are you?
Oo - yes
Hindi - no (not)
ako - I (me)
Sarap -delicious
ikaw - you
pau manhin - sorry excuse me
po - a mark of respect in sentences
ikaw - you
palam - farewell

A majority of the population follows Christianity. Islam is the second largest religion, and Buddhism constitutes 2% of the population.

How is Philippines divided into regions?

Philippines houses 120 cities and numerous islands. Major cities include Manila (the capital city), Baguio (a hill station), Cebu, Palawan, Bacolod, Davao and Boracay islands.
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