Posts tagged ‘Ilocos Sur’

Non-Stop Beautiful Tourist Destinations in the Philippines

Looking for a place to spend your vacation? Here’s a list of wonderful tourist destinations you will surely love and enjoy!

Camiguin Island, popularly known as “tropical island paradise,” Samal Island and Saranggani Island, all in Mindanao and the province of Ilocos Norte, one of the best in north Luzon.

1. Camiguin’s Unique Tourist Attractions:

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Camiguin, a tropical paradise, is one of the Philippines’ most beautiful islands. It is the home of the sweetest lanzones in the country and one of the best mangoes for export. Tourist spots in Camiguin include the Sunken Cemetery where a large white cross marks a cemetery swept into the sea by Old Vulcan Daan’s eruption in 1871, it has 3 beautiful and scenic falls- the Katibawasan Falls,

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Top 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Philippines

List of some of the best places to visit in the Philippines as conferred by UNESCO by declaring them World Heritage Sites.

The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have included six places and four Catholic churches in the Philippines in the list of world heritage sites. (Two of which landed on the top ten list for the New Seven Wonders of the World).

The list includes the historic city of Vigan, Ilocos Sur; Nuestra Señora dela Asuncion also in Ilocos Sur; Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park and Tubbataha National Marine Park both in Palawan; Banawe or Ifugao Rice Terraces in Ifugao; Apo Reef National Park and Mt. Iglit-Baco National Park both in Mindoro; Sto.Tomas de Villanueva Church in Iloilo; San Agustin Church in Manila and Church of San Agustin in Ilocos Norte.

1. Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park, Palawan

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It’s home to over 300 coral species and 400 species of fish. It is currently ranked number 5 on the list for the New Seven Wonders of the World.

Tubbataha is a reef ecosystem made up of two atolls located in the middle of the Sulu Sea. It is a sanctuary for marine life. The reefs lie on the Cagayan Ridge, a line of extinct underwater volcanoes which starts from the north at the Sultana Shoal and it ends in the south at the San Miguel Islands. It was proclaimed as a National Marine Park on August 11, 1988 and inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage in 1993, in recognition of its outstanding universal value in terms of marine life species diversity and richness.

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