11 Jan 2013

About the Philippines

Know for having more than 7,100 islands and islets, the Philippines is one country that’s truly remarkable. This archipelago is in a perfect location in Southeast Asia where its tropical climate is a prime attraction. Because of this, it has grown to be one of the favorite getaways destinations of people from all over the world. There is radically more to it than what’s in the news. Its culture ever colorful; its ecosystems thriving with life; its vacation spots pulsating with splendor, constantly creating awe; and its people always warm-hearted.

The Philippines has undoubtedly marked itself on the map as one of the hottest travel destinations these days. Its three main islands, Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, are envied for its kilometers of coastlines that house fantastic beaches and dive spots in Boracay and Palawan. Each boasts of its own set of breathtaking land forms and forests you never know existed. Its flourishing wildlife – both in water and on land – is incomparable.

Some of the country’s wealth and pride include the magnificent Banaue Rice Terraces hailed as one of the Eight Wonders of the World. The Philippines is also home to interesting species like tarsiers, the smallest monkey on the face of the earth which can be spotted only in Bohol, and the endangered dugongs (sea cows) that live in the waters of Palawan. It’s where the nenowned Boracay, a jewel for beach and water enthusiasts, is settled. It’s a sanctuary for those wanting oneness with nature. Palawan, the Philippines’ last frontier, has a thriving ecosystems that’s within grasp of vacationers. The Filipinos, which are a radical mix of extraordinary hospitable peoples, are a wonder.

With a total land area of 300,000sqm and a having some 85M population, the Philippines is truly a country of splendor. It’s graced with an abundance of natural resources.

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