Visit Philippines - The World’s Second Largest Archipelagic Country!
Featuring more than 7 thousand islands, Philippines is the world’s second largest archipelagic country, located in the Southeast Asia. This tropical paradise is known for its emerald green rice terraces, smouldering volcanoes, breathtakingly beautiful beaches, exotic flora and fauna, interesting historical sites, and affable happy-go-lucky people.
Philippines offers plenty of attractions to explore. While here, take Manila Historical Sightseeing Tour - to check out important landmarks and monuments. Explore Mayon Volcano in the Albay province on Luzon Island. Take a trip to Bohol Island to explore Chocolate Hills. Visit Sagada to see hanging coffins. The hanging coffins are suspended from the cliffs of the Echo Valley. Go on an island-hopping tour. Take a tour of Corregidor Island, which played an important role in world War II. Adventure enthusiasts must visit Coron Island for diving and snorkelling. Also, check out Spanish churches and elegant colonial-era ancestral mansions while in the country. Travelers, planning a trip to the country are advised to book tickets in advance to enjoy discounts on flights to Philippines. Top Destinations in Philippines
Manila - Manila is the capital of Philippines, and features incredible art scene, shopping opportunities, and great food. Top attractions to check out here include - Fort Santiago, Divisoria, Ayala Museum, Rizal Park, National Museum of Fine Arts and more.
Cebu City - Cebu City is the capital city of the province of Cebu and is the oldest city in the Philippines. It is regarded as the “Queen City of the South,” and is a sought-after tourist destination. While here, check out - Fort San Pedro, Magellan’s Cross, Taoist Temple, Sumilon Island, Bantayan Island, and Kawasan Falls.
Palawan - Palawan is an island province in Philippines. It is one of the top tourist destinations in the tropical paradise of Philippines. The most stunning sights to check out here include - El Nido Marine Reserve Park, Puerto Princesa Subterranean River, Shipwrecks of Coron Bay, Calauit Safari Park, Barracuda Lake, Honda Bay to name a few attractions. Famous Festivals and Events in Philippines
Ati-Atihan Festival - Celebrated in January, the Ati-Atihan Festival is held each year on every third Sunday of January to honour Santo Nino (Infant Jesus). Philippine Hot Air Balloon Festival - Held in February, lures more than 50,000 people from all over. Panagbenga Festival - Famous as the Fest of Blooming Flowers, is celebrated between February until the first Sunday of March. The month-long festival features boats, bazaars, trade fairs, and street dancing. Bamboo Organ Festival - This festival is held annually in the St. Joseph Parish Church in Las Pinas. Kadayawan Festival - this worldwide famous fest is a weeklong event that showcases a variety of orchids and fruits and explains the meaning of ‘Kadayawan’ that means - everything is valuable. Giant Lantern Festival - Held in December/January, this festival attracts travelers to visit Philippines.Interesting Facts about Philippines
- Philippines was the first country in Southeast Asia to gain independence after World War II in 1945.
- Philippines is the world’s largest exporter of coconuts.
- Philippines is the only majority Christian nation in Asia with eighty percent of the population identifying as Roman Catholic.
- Manila, the capital of the Philippines is considered the world's most densely populated city in the world.
- Philippines is the fifth largest English-speaking nation after the U.S., India, Pakistan, and the U.K.
Tricks to Get Cheap Flight Tickets to Philippines
Best Time to Visit Philippines
- Book your flights well in advance to enjoy discounts on Philippines flights.
- Book your flights in budget airlines to save big.
- Fly to a less popular tourist destination in Philippines, it will help you save a lot.
- Join the airline mailing lists. It will ensure, you receive a mail when seat sales happen and when new routes are announced.
- Try traveling during low tourist season to save on Philippines flight tickets.
The best time to visit Philippines is during dry season, between November and April. The wet season is between May and October. But the rain isn’t constant, and you can still enjoy hot, sunny days with fewer crowds and lush green scenery. Try to avoid Manila in May, because the capital can get appallingly hot at this time. For enjoying cheap flights to Philippines, make sure to do advance bookings.Share your Travel Experience
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