11 Places to go in Philippines

The Philippines, officially the Republic of the Philippines, is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. Situated in the western Pacific Ocean, it consists of about 7,641 islands that are broadly categorized under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

1. Baclayon Church

Baclayon Church is the second oldest church in the Philippines. Nowadays it has become a museum of ancient indigenous exhibits. La Purisima Concepcion de la Virgen Maria Parish Church, commonly known as Baclayon Church, is a Roman Catholic Church in the municipality of Baclayon, Bohol, Philippines within the jurisdiction of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tagbilaran.

2. Bohol Island

Bohol Island can go there by ferry and takes about 2 hours. The island is considered to be a diverse island tourism. Whether it is a white sandy beach of nature. Or interesting archaeological sites. Take you to the middle of the island. The villagers have been living in the community for a long time. And was greatly influenced by religion during the colonial period.

3. The village of Boloc

The village of Boloc (Boloc) is a small community located two riverside and take a boat to the beautiful nature.

4. Blood Compact Monument in Tagbilaran

Blood Compact (Monument in Tagbilaran, Philippines) located at J.P Inting Street, Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines. Blood Compact Shire Memorial is the friendship of the West and East. It consists of the statue of Miguel Lopez de Legazpi, the first Spanish explorer to settle in the eastern hemisphere, and Lord Si Katuna, leader of the Bohol Island. The two men shed their blood in a glass of wine and drank for a vow. Also known as the Treaty of Friendship of the 2 races on March 16, 1565.

5. The Chocolate Hills

The Chocolate Hills are a geological formation in the Bohol province of the Philippines. Chocolate Hill can see 1,268 small mountains but there may be as many as 1,776 hills spread over an area of more than 50 square kilometers each about 30 meters high. These hills are green during the rainy season. And light brown in summer. Looks like a chunk of chocolate. This is the name of this chocolate hill.

6. Basilica Minore del Santo Nino

Basilica Minore del Santo Nino is the oldest church in the Philippines and created in 1565 by Spanish colonists. The church located at Pilgrim’s Center, Osmeña Blvd, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines.

7. Fort San Pedro Fortress

Fort San Pedro Fortress located at A. Pigafetta Street, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines. Fuerte de San Pedro is a military defense structure in Cebu. The fortress builted by the Spanish under the command of Miguel López de Legazpi, first governor of the Captaincy General of the Philippines.

8. Magellan’s Cross Historical

Magellan’s Cross Historical located at P. Burgos St, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines. Magallen’s Cross is about 485 years old and symbolizes the glory of Christianity in the past. Magellan’s Cross is a Christian cross planted by Portuguese and Spanish explorers as ordered by Ferdinand Magellan upon arriving in Cebu during the Philippines on 15 March 1521.

9. Oslob City

Oslob City is south of Cebu. Oslob City about swimming with whale sharks. Take a snorkeling swim to watch the whale shark. You can take a photo waterproof camera. But not flats. And do not allow food or contact with whale sharks.

10. Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House

The Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House is one of the oldest houses in the Philippines. Builted in the late 17th century. Yap-San Diego’s Ancient House offers traditional Chinese architecture and furnishings. Study the history of Cebu City in the museum, the oldest of the ancient houses in Yap. San Diego is home to the oldest.

This is a house built in the Philippines during the colonial period of the 1600s and later became a museum that reflects the past of Chinese settlers in this city. It is said that this house is the first Chinese home. It is built outside China. Discover the mix of Chinese and Spanish cultures that are strange but perfect. And has infiltrated in the Philippines over the past century.

11. Parian Monument

Parian Monument is a monument that reflects the historical events of Cebu since the Spanish colonial era. Parian Monument builted from cement, iron, and steel come together to form the towering Heritage of Cebu Monument built right on the original Plaza Parian in Cebu City.

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