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Top 10 Highest Mountains in The Philippines

Top 10 Highest Mountains in The Philippines.

Here are the 10 highest peaks in the Philippines you may want to climb-have fun and happy hiking!

The Philippines, in general, is a mountainous country. Several mountain ranges are within the archipelago from the northern part down to the southern part. This list of highest mountains is good for beginners or amateur mountaineers. Have thrill and fun, happy hiking!

1.) Mount Apo – Davao/North Cotabato

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Mount Apo, which offers a panoramic view, is one of the most visited places in the Philippines. Mount Apo is the highest mountain in the Philippines. It is located between the provinces of Davao and North Cotabato. This mountain, which is considered a dormant volcano, has an elevation of 2,956 meters. It is home to the world’s largest eagle – the Philippine Eagle, the country’s national bird. The ‘king of fruits’ – Durian, is abundant in the area. Mount Apo, which is capped by a 500 meter wide crater, is home to more than 270 bird species most of which are endemic.

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Top 10 Most Famous Volcanoes in the Philippines

These volcanoes are famous tourist attractions in the Philippine archipelago.
The Philippines has 37 volcanoes, 22 of these are active. Other active volcanoes in the Philippines aside from the list below are; Babuyan Claro, Mt. Biliran, Bud Dajo, Cagua, Camiguin de Babuyanes, Didicas, Iraya, Mt. Iriga, Makaturing, Matutum, Musuan, Mt. Parker, Ragang, and Smith Volcano,. They are all part of the so-called “Pacific Ring of Fire.”

Mayon Volcano

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This is the most picturesque of all the volcanoes in the Philippines – Mayon Volcano, an active stratovolcano in the province of Albay. Mayon is the most active volcano in the country, having erupted over 47 times in the past 400 years. The first recorded eruption was in 1616. Mayon Volcano is the main landmark of Albay, Philippines. This volcano is considered to be the world’s most perfectly formed volcano for its symmetrical cone.

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