Consisting of more than 7,000 islands, there are some wonderful places in The Philippines. It’s a richly diverse country that although demonstrating many of the features of other lands in South East Asia is also something very different. Whereas the French and the English have had great influence elsewhere in the region, The Philippines’ ruler for 300 years was Spain, then the Americans moved in, leaving an indelible stamp. This leaves places in the Philippines a magnificent and unique hybrid of colonial catholic and all things modern. Here are 8 Must Visit Places in The Philippines:
Established in the 16th century, Vigan is a lovingly preserved example of a Spanish colonial town that wouldn’t seem out of place in the wilds of Andalucia. It survived WWII intact and today is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Vigan is among those places in The Philippines quite like no other. Take a horse drawn carriage ride through cobblestone streets between beautiful Spanish style mansions to enjoy a calm serene ambience, uncharacteristic of most Filipino towns. Visit wide plazas and the street market, and the hidden garden. Don’t forget to pay a visit to the Vigan Empanadaan or escape the streets to Mindoro Beach.