Do you wish to know an exotic, quiet and beloved country? So it’s time for you to consider a trip to the Philippines! Located in southeast Asia, the region is an archipelago of more than 7,000 islands. The Philippines is known for harbouring the most beautiful and enchanting beaches in the world. There you will find white sands, intense blue ocean water, mesmerizing lakes, volcanoes, rice plantations, and several amazing treasures. Now, for those who prefer an urban hustle-bustle, it is worth to visit the capital Manila, also famously known as the “Paris of the East”. Interested in knowing more? In this blog, we are sharing 7 reasons to visit the Philippines.
1. NATURE’S PARADISE
If you love being around nature and explore breathtaking cinematic sites, a trip to the Philippines may be the best option! As already mentioned, the region is made up several islands and, because of this, there is a high possibility to enjoy several different exotic beaches in a short time. Most of them are composed of soft white sand, turquoise blue sea, and very peaceful vibes. A true paradise on earth!
Boracay White Beach – it’s a perfect place for those who like to relax by the beaches and party in the night. It’s one of the most beautiful beaches in Asia and perfect for vacations in summers.
Nacpan Beach in El Nido is one of the most beautiful stretches of sand in the Philippines. With four kilometers of soft cream-colored sand, swaying coconut palms, a fishing village, clear aqua water, and small surfable waves, it’s the kind of place you’d see if you closed your eyes and imagined paradise. We’re not the only ones who think so, according to TripAdvisor’s users Nacpan Beach is the 10th most beautiful beach in the world.
Apart from these beaches, you can still visit other beautiful points, like Salagdoong Beach, in Siquijor; and Balicasag in Bohol.
Speaking of natural beauties, this Asian country also has the famous Banaue Rice Terraces, which have existed for over 2,000 years and are considered the Eighth Wonder of the World! You can do a full tour of these rice terraces which will leave you spellbound.
2. CHEAP AND AFFORDABLE TRIP
Unfortunately, the country is considered one of the least developed countries in Asia. Thus, Tourism is one of their ways to support the economy and hence they offer tourism at a lower cost which turns out to be a boon for the tourists. The only reasonably “expensive” part is the “boat tours” in various areas. These tours, of course, can vary in their pricing, depending on the size of the boat, as well as the quality of the drinks and meals offered on the way. The cheapest tickets are around $ 25.
3. ENGLISH SPEAKING NATION
Many tourists have a common fear while traveling that is not being able to communicate with the locals or to understand the cultures of the place due to language barriers. However, for taking a trip to the Philippines is that there is no such problem. The official language of the country is English -the language which is quite present in our daily lives and makes it much easier to travel.
However, if you are not fluent in the English language, the tip is to learn a few basic words and phrases before packing. As this would certainly help a lot at the time of shopping, sightseeing or ordering meals.
4. HISTORICAL DESTINATIONS
Did you think that the Philippines was limited just to the natural beauties? Don’t even think that! In addition to the numerous paradisiacal beaches, this Asian country is rich in culture and history. In the past, the country was colonized by Japan, America, and Spain; remains of which are evidently present in the Museums and historical structures of the country.
While walking through Manila or looking at the names of the streets, you will have the opportunity not only to know the history of this exotic country but also a lot more about Asia in general.
5. DELICIOUS RICH ASIAN CUISINE
Who does not like to travel and eat delicious food? In the Philippines, people who love Asian food will never go hungry! There, tourists eat very well, and the region’s cuisine is extremely rich.
In other words, we can say that the typical dishes are a mix of oriental and western ingredients, with European, American and Asian snacks. As a result, the must-try dishes are Chicken adobo an Asian style cooked chicken enriched with spices, Kinilaw; it’s a raw fish salad. Apart from this, they have several meat dishes with some amazing mouth-watering seafood. Most importantly, eating there could be a real explosion of flavors!
6. LAND OF ADVENTURES
Yes! You heard it right. The Philippines is not just for relaxing by the beach and enjoying some sightseeing in the historical cities. This Filipino land offers several adventures. For instance, you can do Sky-diving in Bantayan islands, Scuba diving in Tubbataha Reef which is one of the protected UNESCO Heritage sites. In some beaches you can also do snorkeling with the wild sharks, if that doesn’t give you an adrenaline rush, god knows what else can.
Ziplining which can be also done in other Asian countries but in the Philippines, it is totally different – you will be ziplining with a view through Lake Sebu’s Seven Falls. Now that’s what we can an immersive experience
7. LOVELY PEOPLE
Asia is a land of multiple cultures which are centuries old. Filipinos are best when it comes to hosting. With multiple colonisations, they have the best of Spanish, Japanese and American culture along with their true Asian side. In order to, help they will go an extra mile and make you feel like home in their paradise. Most importantly, Filipinos love tourists as much as fishes
Be it their ever smiling faces, or kind hearted gestures, people in Philippines surely know well about treating their guests.
To sum up, after reading this, isn’t it hard to not make a trip to the Philippines? Now that you already know all about this destination, how about sharing this post with your friends on social networks?
There are many amazing countries in the Asian continent which are ready to be explored and has a lot to offer for the traveler inside you. Check the other Asian countries here.
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