The Philippines is one of my favourite destinations to travel in Asia. I find it very close to the UK in culture and language is rarely a barrier as most people especially in the tourism industry and in the big cities can speak English. Most people will arrive in Manilla and travel out on an internal flight from there. Here are the best cities in the Philippines:
Located on the eastern shore of Manila Bay, Manila is the capital city of the Philippines. There are several art galleries and museums to visit when in Manila, in addition to its rich cultural scene. The wide range of contemporary landscapes will enthral you, as will emerging artist-led exhibits, paintings, artwork by National Artists, and platforms for art created by individuals or non-governmental organizations. In this city of old and new, you’ll find everything from ancient Spanish churches to high-rise buildings, quaint street stalls and modern shopping malls, historic landmarks to sophisticated, lively bars and restaurants.
On the eastern coast of Cebu Island, in the south-central Philippines, is Cebu City. Cebu has an impressive number of waterfalls thanks to its mountainous spine and rainforest. One of the most enchanting falls is the Kawasan Falls, with an incredibly vivid blue pool of water and a beautiful setting. Thrill-seekers will also find plenty to keep busy in this area: waterfall jumping, rappelling, rock climbing, canyoning are all popular activities. The street food in Cebu is a mouth-watering mix of Chinese-inspired dishes and local staples. It offers a wide variety of tastes, from steamed rice and siomai to ginabot, a Cebuano staple. There is something to suit every taste.
In the heart of the province of Benguet, Baguio is a landlocked city 250 kilometres north of Manila. Not only is Baguio known for its cool weather, but it is also a great place for thrift shopping. Baguio Night Market is a popular tourist site where tourists can shop for good finds. Every night from 9pm to 2am, a part of Harrison Road becomes a flea market. At an affordable price, you can find valuable pieces including vintage items and luxury items. Because of this, people flock here, making it like passing through a needle. It is here that you will find all the answers to your questions about shopping in Baguio.
The city of Bacolod is located on the north-western coast of Negros. Chicken inasal (roasted chicken) is world-renowned for its deliciousness; Napoleons puff pastry is pure custard-filled bliss; and fresh seafood can be enjoyed at reasonable prices throughout the year! The city of Bacolod has earned the reputation of being the country’s sports capital by producing outstanding athletes and hosting important sporting events in the fields of football, boxing, golf, martial arts, and more.
Tagaytay is a city on the Philippine Island of Luzon. Tagaytay is also noted for its diversity, as it caters to a wide range of tourist demands and desires. Do you want to go on an adventure? You can hike to Taal Volcano’s crater and secret lake, as previously indicated. It is popular for its crazy views, amazing food, and fun activities. Tagaytay enjoys cooler temperatures while being only 2-3 hours away from the Philippines’ metropolis, Manila. In addition, you may ride thrilling rides in Tagaytay’s amusement park.
Davao City is located near the head of the Davao Gulf, at the mouth of the Davao River. Davao is endowed with numerous natural resources, making it an ideal location for nature lovers. Davao is home to the Philippine Eagle, for starters. The Philippine Eagle is an endangered animal to the Philippines and would worth seeing. Mount Apo, the Philippines’ highest mountain and volcano, is also located near Davao. Mount Apo is a popular climbing destination due to its elevation and pure beauty. The picturesque Samal Island is located two kilometres off the coast of Davao. White sand beaches and dazzling azure waters adorn this lovely island.
Iloilo City is a chartered city in the Philippines, located on the south-eastern coast of Panay. Iloilo is noted for having a thriving economy, which originates from its history as a key commercial route and continues to this day. Therefore, they are able to accommodate tourists and give attractions while still maintaining their culture, which is ideal for anyone visiting and experiencing Iloilo. Historical landmarks, picturesque beaches and islands, classic homes, and delectable and unique food can all be found in Iloilo. It is without a doubt the most liveable city in the Philippines, with the added benefit of being able to provide tourists with a unique experience of a lifestyle that blends the old with the new.
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