When planning to take a little stroll on a tour to the islands of Asia and plan to have a visit at the Pearl of the Orient Sea, you might have a list of places to go to. The Philippines has always taken pride at the lovely beaches that their islands offer. But there’s more to it that just that. If you’re wondering what the best sites and scenery to go to, here are the top 10 Philippine Wonders.
Of course this world renowned beach with its white sand is a very well-known tourist spot. If ever someone would want to visit the Philippines, this place is always to be considered. Of course they have proven time and time again the beauty and sights that one can see here.
9. Puerto Princesa Underground River
The famous underground river of Puerto Princesa actually falls 28th in rank on the New Seven Wonders of the World. Obviously, this is a place worth visiting. With the long river and the wonderful “Arts” formed by the stalactites and stalagmites this makes this cave adventure worth it.
8. Banaue Rice Terraces
Known as the “8th wonder of the world.” The rice terraces in this region were man made by the natives of the land. This makes this fitted for the title that it is named after. A usual tourist spot that most visits due to the great scenery.
7. Taal Volcano
Do you like Inception? Well how about a Lake in the middle of a volcano, located within a lake in the middle of an island? This makes Taal Volcano a marvelous site to visit and witness. Best sights of this volcano can be viewed at the nearby mountains. And of course the well-known Tagaytay comes to mind.
6. Chocolate Hills
The humps of Fergie cannot be compared to these beauties. Best scene on hot seasons of the Philippines as the colors of these hills turn to brown and have a “chocolate” like color, the Chocolate hills are a nice spot to visit. And even if you come in the cool seasons,
mounds of these green hills are beautiful as depicted in many photos in the internet.
5. Mayon Volcano
The famous “near- perfect cone” volcano of the Philippines is also one of the most well visited spot. Considered to be the more well shaped mountains compared to Mount Fuji of Japan, this natural wonder also offers a must-see spectacular site.
“There she blows!” This will be the cry that you might say as you see the whales of this area. Donsol, Sorsogon is famous for its world renowned whale watching activities. Time Magazine made a feature article of this area as the “Best Animal Encounter in Asia” way back in 2004.
For the Filipinos, this place is known as the “Summer Capital of the Philippines” as thousands and thousands flock to this small area and rent homes to stay during the hot break of summer. A city located high up the mountains; this place has called in millions and millions of tourist both locally and internationally.
2. Tubbataha Reef
Tubbataha Reef is one of the world’s best diving locations. Ranked by CNN 8th on the best diving spots in the world. This protected park is full of sea life. The fishes, the corals, and underwater sea plants places this spot as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature.
1. El Nido, Palawan
The scenic beaches of El Nido, Palawan competes with the beautiful shores of Boracay. Despite being more unadvertised as opposed to Boracay, El Nido still offers many places and spots ideal for diving and swimming. It’s white sands and diving spots are usually compared to with Boracay. Let your eyes decide which is better. This spot is indeed a must see place.