Philippines Travel Guide

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Philippines Information

Spanning 1,840 kilometers from Batanes Islands in the north to south, the Philippines is an archipelago made up of 7,107 islands. It lies in Southeast Asia bounded by Taiwan in the north and Borneo in the south. Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao are the three main islands comprising the Philippines.

The capital of the country, Manila, is located in Luzon as well as tribal communities in Ifugao and Cordillera Mountains.

The islands of Visaya is considered as a cradle of history, being one of the areas invaded by the Westerners. With the continuing growth of Cebu City, the island is being groomed to become the cradle of the future of the nation. Inhabitants of the island are known for their charm but their devotion to their island runs deep in the hearts of the people

The world’s largest clam, city and eagle as well as the highest peak in the country is located in the island of Mindanao. The Moslem population of the Philippines also resides in the island of Mindanao.

The Philippines is about two-thirds the size of Spain, its first colonizer, and much larger than the British Isles. Its land area is 300,780 square kilometers. The city of Manila is less than two hours away from Hong Kong by airplane; 71/2 hours from Sydney. Flights to Europe and the American west coast is about 17 hours and 15 hours, respectively.

The people of the Philippines is known for its diverse culture, warmth and hospitality. It was endowed by the gifts of nature : dive sites, forests, mountains and caves.

“Halo-halo” is a Filipino term for mixture. It is not only a dessert popular in the Philippines but also characterizes a Filipino. They have an Asian look, writes and speaks American English and praises like the Spaniards.

Filipinos trace their descent from the Australian and Mongolian races much like the Chinese of the south, the Thais, Malays, Indonesians and Burmese. Filipinos are likewise mixed with Caucasian, Chinese, Indian and Arabic blood. Looking at the land can help develop a true understanding of the Filipino. Regional traits governance and behavior in the society is primarily influenced by the isolation between islands as well as the topographic division per island.

The differences makes Filipinos worthy of notice. Apparently, their differences is less important than their similarities. Bounded by commonality of history and working towards a common future, do not be surprised by a similar of characteristics. The Philippines has an abdundance of sights to see and the Filipino people is warm, gracious and hospitable which makes your stay much more fun.

The Philippine anthem in English.

Adoption in the Philippines.

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