Philippines – Pearl of the Orient Seas

philippines_travelWhat more could you ask for from the Pearl of the Orient? A beautiful country that is rich in culture, full of warm smiles, welcoming locals and 7,107 islands each boasting a beauty of its own.

It is no wonder why this country has drawn in the attention of visitors from around the world. The fine weather here, knowing that it is a tropical country is one thing for sure why a lot of people love it here. It is humid and hot here and they only experience rain or shine so coming to beach or doing stuff outdoors is not going to be problem here as the weather more often than not is friendly.

The Philippines is mainly divided into three main islands: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Each island is made up of different provinces that show various cultures and languages. The capital of the Philippines is the very busy and lively Manila which is in Luzon.

The main reason why Philippines has such a diverse culture is because of the fact that it has been colonized by different countries not long before the country was able to get hold of its independence.

Ancestral homes and other structures here very much depict the Spanish regime. Philippines has been under its rule for almost 300 years back in the old times. Aside from the Spaniards are also the neighbouring countries in Asia such as the Arabs, Malay and Chinese. Each of them have influenced and shaped the Filipino culture in terms of the way they dress, their language, way of life and so much more. The Americans and Japanese have also taken their share of moulding the Philippines. There were downsides to these for a lot of Filipinos back then suffered because of the wars they had to face from being under the rule of foreign countries and making a government on their own.

Today, the Philippines is full of story and colour from where it began. It also boasts a lot of tourist spots and most of them are beautiful beaches that have yet to be known around the globe. Because of the many immaculate places Philippines has, it was able to put itself in the map which is no wonder why a lot of foreigners love coming here often, some even choose to retire and stay here for good.

Because of so much Spanish influence, the Philippines happens to be the only Christian country in Asia. Almost more than 80% of residents here are Catholics while the rest are Protestants, other Christian religions and Islam.

Coming here would not be much of a problem as Philippines has developed airports for both Domestic and International flights. It also has English as its second medium for communication. Most of the cities here are well developed and equipped with modern facilities for tourism. The really beautiful beaches are mostly in remote areas but have fine resorts that can very take care of your needs during your stay.

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