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The Philippine archipelago consist of 7,107 islands with a total land area of 300,000 square kilometers. The 11 largest islands contain 94% of the total land area. The largest of these islands is Luzon at about 105,000 km². It is also where the capital city of Manila is located. The next largest island is Mindanao at about 94,600 km². The Philippine archipelago is around 800 km from the Asian mainland and is located between Taiwan and Borneo. The Philippine islands are divided into three groups: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The Luzon islands include Luzon itself, Mindoro, Palawa......
Manila is a vibrant metropolis. It is a hodgepodge of old and new buildings, Despite pockets of poverty, Manila is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world and its metropolitan area is the country's economic, cultural, educational, and industrial center. Manila host many prestigious universities and centers of learning including the University of Santo Tomas, Southeast Asia's oldest university. Manila is almost synonymous to Metro Manila, which actually comprises 17 cities and municipalities with over 10 million residents. It is considered one of the mega-metropolis of the world. Cen......
Baguio City is the summer capital of the Philippines. Located in northern Luzon, Baguio City was established by the Americans in 1909, It is sited about 1,500 meters above sea level, high in the Cordillera mountain range giving the city an almost temperate climate.   Baguio is a favorite vacation destination of Filipinos & foreign tourist specially during summer because of its year-round cool climate. It is also known as an educational center with its 4 universities and several colleges and institutes in Baguio City??????s 49 square kilometer area. The centrepiece of Baguio City i......
Subic Bay scuba diving, instantly conjures up images of wrecks, good accessible wrecks. Wreck divers the world over have heard about and in most cases have even dived, these high quality wrecks. Subic Bay scuba diving is one of only two high concentration of wrecks in the Philippines the other site is off Coron in the islands north of Palawan. The majority of the wrecks are a result of either the Spanish ¨C US war in 1898 or World War II, where a number of Japanese vessels were sunk by US aircraft. Subic Bay scuba diving revolves around the wrecks that dot Subic Bay, it is no wonder with Su......
White beaches Boracay is an extremely fitting name to the many beaches around the tantalisingly beautiful island of Boracay. The white sand is blindingly present on all the beaches, as your feet squeak with each step as you walk across the fine powdery white sand, enjoy the sand caressing between your toes. This is the ultimate place to go barefoot and enjoy the casual laid back life style. The turquoise waters surrounding the white beaches Boracay are crystal clear and are as inviting as a lovers embrace. The moment you dangle your feet into the crystal clear waters of Boracay be......
There are lots of Subic beaches, whilst they are not in the same category as the white sand beaches in Boracay, they most definitely have there own unique attractions. The most obvious is the convenience. The majority of the resort style hotels on the beach strip near Barrio Barretto are right on the beach, the rooms are literally overlooking the Subic beaches and continue on over the secluded Subic Bay. A fantastic way to wake up in the morning and a glorious way to spend your evening.   There are some beaches inside the Subic Bay Freeport area which have small huts and volleyball and......
Moving down south from North Luzon is none other than South Luzon with its many rich offerings for an unforgettable trip to the Philippines. Tourists to this southern part of Luzon will not be disappointed, as there are many wonderful places to visit. Some of the not-to-be-missed destinations include Bicol and the country's capital, Manila. Bicol At the southern extent of Luzon lies the Bicol region. It is a peninsula of diversity, punctuated by Mount Mayon. The Mount is still active and is perhaps the world's most perfectly shaped volcano. One can find the world's ......
The island of Luzon is full of surprises, it is one of the most popular islands even among the local tourists. International tourists can fly to Manila and use various other transports to get to Luzon. Water transport is one of the most common in the Phillippines. Any visitors to North Luzon will hardly be disappointed, as there are many interesting places to visit and plenty of activities to do that will make their trip worthwhile. Among the many popular tourist destinations worth stopping by are Vigan and Baguio. Vigan Vigan is named one of the 25 top destinations by the Philip......
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