An archipelago of 7000 islands, the Philippines lies in the Western Pacific of Southeast Asia. The location of this country is such that it sits on the ‘Ring of Fire’ which comprises around half the world’s 550 active volcanoes. Philippines itself is home to 20 active volcanoes. Being a nest of active volcanoes makes it a country with rich reservoirs of minerals and the second largest gold deposit in the world. Philippines comprises a coastline of about 36,289 kilometers, which makes it the 5th longest coastline in the world.
The country is a melting pot of cultures and celebrates all the festivals of Christian, Muslim and Chinese holidays in a big way, observing these as national holidays. Being also the world's third largest Catholic Nation, the Filipinos still practice Catholicism strictly. Christmas is celebrated in a grand way from September to Epiphany. Filipinos are sweet and upbeat and welcome visitors in a warm way. Filipino and English are the official languages here.
What the country is the emerald green rice fields, pristine beaches, tropical rain forests, smoldering volcanoes, chocolate hills and breathtaking flora and fauna. To complement this, the country is rich in its culture and heritage. Being one of the most striking aspects of its tradition is that divorce is illegal in the Philippines. Replete with natural wonders, historical landmarks, and unlimited attractions, the Philippines make an idealistic destination for travellers who seek adventure, nature and unique culture.
Take a tour around the cities of the Philippines that has something or the other on offer for visitors. Be it the colorful culture and lifestyle of the people here, amazing food or sightseeing attractions and things to do.
Manila- The capital city which is situated on the island of Luzon blends Spanish colonial marvels with modern infrastructure. Boracay is famed for its pristine beaches, marine and beach activities and vibrant nightlife. The Island of Cebu is a beach resort ideal for diving. Tagaytay is a volcano island which is located on Taal Lake.
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