Posts Tagged ‘Tourists Attractions’
- National Museum – Located at the former Senate building, it houses many artworks by renowned Filipino artists,including Juan Luna’s
- Museum of the Filipino People – Located almost beside the National Museum, it houses artifacts from different regions of the Philippines displaying the diverse and colorful culture this archipelago has to offer.
- Intramuros – This walled city steeped in Old Spanish history is where several Spanish churches and other landmarks are located, such as the Manila Cathedral, San Agustin Church with its 4,500-pipe organ, and the parks such as the Puerta Real Gardens and the Baluarte de San Diego.
- Rizal Park (Luneta) – Here is where you can see the monument of National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal. A few meters away is a light and Sound Show, held at the exact place where he was executed. It is also a great place to stroll and enjoy picnics with your family.
- CCP Complex – Houses the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) that has a main theater (Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo), little theater (Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino) and experimental theater (Tanghalang Huseng Batute), the Philippine International Convention Center. This cradle of arts and culture is located along Roxas Boulevard. Ballets, symposuims, concerts and plays are staged here.
- Coconut Palace Complex – Come marvel at how the different parts of the “tree of life”-the coconut tree- are put to use in this abode by the sea.
- Museo Pambata (Children’s Museum) – Museo Pambata is the first hands-on interactive children’s musuem in the Philippines. It has an exciting learning center with six theme area, namely: Kalikasan (Environment), Maynila Noon (Old Manila), Tuklas (Science), Paglaki Ko (Career Option), Katawan Ko (Body Works) and Bata sa Mundo (Children in the Global Village). It also has a reading resource center and children’s playground. It is also a venue for children’s activities such as storytelling, puppet shows and various workshops.
- Greenhills – It is an establishments bargain-lovers’ paradise with rows upon rows of stands selling almost everything, from jewelry and clothes to accessories and the latest electronic gadgets.
- Quipo Church – Home of the Black Nazarine whose feast is celebrated every January 9, and attended by millions of devotees who have been touched by the Nazarene’s miracles. The Black Nazarene is an image of Christ brought by Augustinians in the 17th century, and is said to grant miracles. Quiapo is also a haven for bargains.
- Las Piñas Bamboo Organ – Located in St. Joseph Church in Las Piñas, the bamboo organ gets full attention from musicians from all over the world during its annual festival.
- Malacañang Palace – The presidential home and seat of the government’s executive branch.
- Baywalk – Found along Roxas Boulevard, it is a perfect haven for lovers and families alike. It has a stream of all fresco restaurants serving fresh seafood and other Filipino cuisine. It is best to go here in the afternoon, just in time to see the spectacular sunset mirrored on the Manila Bay.
- Malate – Famous for its night life, where almost all bars, restaurants and clubs are located.
- University Belt – A hub of learning institutes like Far Eastern University, University of the East, Centro Escolar University, Mapua
University and San Beda College makes up the University Belt along Recto Avenue in Manila.
- Manila’s Chinatown – Located in the Binondo district, Chinatown symbolizes the long history of Chinese presence in the Philippine pre-dating the arrival of the Spaniards. The chinesse have been influential in business, culture, which have been absorbed into Philippine life.
- Chinese Cemetery – Members of the Filipino-Chinese community have mausoleums three stories high, complete with amenities like living rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens and even mailboxes.
- Araneta Coliseum – Located in Cubao, Quezon City, it is the biggest covered dome in Asia. Beauty pageants, concerts and the games of the Philippine Basketball Association of the Philippines, to name a few, are held here.
- Tagaytay – Only a few hours’ drive from Manila is the refreshing wisp of a city that is Tagaytay. Located in Cavite, perched atop a ridge, Tagaytay offers the most splendid views of Taal Volcano- the world’s smallest.
- Corregidor – Aptly called “The Rock,” Corregidor lies at the mouth of Manila Bay. This tiny island was the scene of much fighting between the Filipino-American forces and the Japanese during World War II. Today, it is a hauntingly historic tourists attraction.
- Laguna hot springs – The area of Laguna around Los Baños trades heavily on the health properties of its hot springs, which bubble from the lower slopes of Mount Makiling.
- Mount Makiling – The dormant volcano of Mount Makiling is identifiable by its shape- like a reclined woman. The mountain is named after Mariang Makiling, a young woman whose spirit is said to protect the place.
- Pagsanjan – Francis Ford Coppola chose Pagsanjan Falls, 80 kilometers southeast of Manila, as the location for the final scenes of Apocalypse Now. Today, tourists come here to shoot the rapids, especially during the rainy season when they are most thrilling.
- Banaue Rice Terraces – Tagged as the “Eight Wonder of the World,” the Banaue Rice Terraces start from the base of the Cordilleras and reach up to several thousand feet high. Its length, if stretched from end to end, could encircle half of the globe. The rice paddles are fed by mountain springs and streams that are channeled into an irrigation canal that runs downhill through the terraces.
- Tam-an Village – Tam-an is a small Ifugao village located about 323 steps down from the Banaue Hotel’s swimming pool. Interesting to see here are the bones of their ancestors bundled, preserved and wrapped in colorful handwoven blankets.
- Banaue Museum – The museum is a just few minutes’ walk from the Poblacion junction. It houses artifacts, costumes, writing and photos about the Ifugaos and other tribes of the Cordillera region.
- Creative Pagan Museum – This museum houses an extensive collection of Cordilleran sculptures. A beautiful garden with an Ifugao hut can be seen outside the museum.
- Viewpoint – It is located on top of a plateau. From here one can take great pictures of the rice terraces from different angles and magnitudes. One also has the option to trek the terraces from here.
- Hapao Rice Terraces – The rice terraces located in Hapao are one of the few extensive centuries-old, stone-walled terraces. It is believed that the Terrace Culture of the Ifugaos started here.
- Poitan Village – Here, one can see the legendary “stone post” protected and idolized by the village people. One can also see the most sacred idol of the Ifugaos- the bulol or “Rice God” – protecting the grains in the granary. Ifugao huts line the mountain slopes in this village.
- Guihob Natural Pool – It is kilometers from the town proper. One has to hop and jump over huge boulders to reach the crystal clear waters of Guihob. It is perfect place for those who want to take a refreshing swim.
- Batad Rice Terraces – Batad is approximately 16 kilometers from the town proper. Here the amphitheater-like terraces are found. Tattooed men and women can also be seen cultivating their daily staple here. Tattoes are similar to clothing for the locals of this part of Banaue.
- Tappiyah Waterfalls – These cascading waterfalls can be found in Batad. The falls has an enourmous basin where one can swim.
- Banga-an Village – Banga-an is twi kilometers from the junction leading to Batad. One can simply idle his hours away gazing at the village’s fascinating environs.
- Mayoyao Village – Mayoyao is located 41 kilometers from Banau. Its main attraction is its stone-walled rice terraces.
- Duclingan Hot Springs – These hot springs are found at the bank of the Banaue-Duclingan River and adjacent to a deep pool.
- Mount Amuyao – It is the 8th highest peak in the Philippines, with an elevation of 2,702 meters above sea level. It is located between the boundary of Banaue and Mayoyao.
Its summit provides a climber with a breathtaking panorama of the Mountain Province, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya and Ifugao.
Davao Museum – Located at the Insular Village in Lanang, it is a repository of tribal art, costumes, jewelry, handicrafts and others. Paintings, sculptures, and ceramics are also exhibited. Eden Nature Park & Resort – A mountain paradise where one can commune with nature. This place has numerous recreational activities for visitors and a restaurant located in the mountains. Guests can stay in mountain cabins and camping sites.
Samal Island – Nestled within the cradle of Davao and the sea is the island garden of Samal. In the past, Samal Island housed the Aguinaldo Pearl Farm where cultured pearls were created using the latest Japanese technology. In its place now is the exclusive Pearl Farm Resort with a row of beautifully crafted nipa huts, some of which are two to three stories high. The Samal houses are elevated from the water by the use of stilts so you can easily go down from the house and snorkel in the crystal clear waters with a variety of marine life. Another attraction is the Mandaya Tribe. Usually two women and kids from this tribe spin the cloth that made them famous.
Malipano Island – Here you get a spectacular sunset touching the waters and white sand with the red and gold of the sun. You can kayak to and from here, and it has seven storeys high, built and designed with an old Spanish era theme.
T’boli Weaving Center – It is located at the Waterfront Hotel. Products famous here are woven materails like the yakan cloths and those woven by the Mandaya tribe and other T’boli handicrafts like traditional wedding hats, bamboo and coasters made from abaca fabric.
Dabaw Etnika – It is located inside the insular Hotel. Mandaya women weave their cloths which are not only made into clothes but also into table decorations, bags, beadwork jewelry, belts and other accessories.
Philippine Eagle Camp – This well-maintained camp is a sanctuary for the Philippine Eagle and other animals native to the Philippines.
Puentespina Orchid Garden – You will want to have your own variety of flowers, especially the orchids, cattleya, yland-ylang and waling-waling (Vanda Sanderiana for the purebreed). Puentespina gives pamphlets on how to grow orchids, and is open Monday to Saturday. If your purchase is above P500, you’ll get a free box. However, if you didn’t buy that much and your orchids are to travel by air or ferry, shell out a little extra money to put these in a box. The airport charges per box and you’ll recieve a permit from the DENR.
Lola Abon’s Durian Factory and Mindanao Industrial Confectionary – These are factories south of Davao City where you can watch durian fruitsbeing processsed into jams, candies, and other processed products.
Lon Wa Temple – It is a Chinese temple only four kms. from the airport where you will see the Buddha with the Thousand Hands inside thisgolden marbled pavilion. You may also opt to have your fortune read by the monks from the paper you pick from the incense sticks.
Shrine of the Infant Jesus of Prague – Found at Matina Heights, Davao City. Even non-believers can enjoy a quiet stroll on its serene and expansive grounds.
Talikud Island – Near Samal Island, this has beautiful beaches where you can go snorkeling/diving. Caves with resident snakes and has batscan also be found here.
Tagum – Various places of interest can be seen in Tagum. At the Dalisay Village, there is a citrus plantation, with exotic orchids and other plants, a Japanese tea house, and modern sports facilities. The Davao Penal Colony was once a World War II concentration camp for war prisoners. Now, it has turned into a plantation for rubber, cacao and abaca, and a botanical garden and a zoo, which are maintained by the inmates. Visitors can also buy a variety of wood carvings and stay in the guesthouses. At Carmen, you can swim at the famed White Sand Beach. Northwest of Tagum, you can go to Tibi-tibi in kapalong where there are hanging bridges and waterfalls, and native tribes of the Matigsalug, Talaingod and Langilan. Lake Ampawid in Asuncion has great marble quarries and banana plantations. Southeast of Tagum are waterfalls, the Mainit Hot Spring National Park near Mabini and the Tagnanan Beach with its white sand. Brqy. Mabini has the Maputi Hot Springs, the Cawacawa Waterfalls and the darkly mysterious Masara Mines. The Nabunturan area is where the endangered Philippine Crocodile is said to swim.