Philippines – 3 Popular Tourist Sites

Philippines – 3 Popular Tourist Sites

Do you want to experience an once-in-a-lifetime vacation? Are you afraid that you do not have enough money to afford the cost? In fact, if you are well-prepared and well-planned, you can have a very cheap vacation to Philippines, and the quality is still very high.


Philippines are composed of three main islands namely Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Each of them is composed of major islands which boasted much the beauty of this country as well as the Filipino people. Listed below are three of the major tourist attractions found on each of this main islands.



Manila is located in the island of Luzon and is the capital city of the Philippines. Most often this is the entry way of visitors from other countries through NAIA (Ninoy Aquino International Airport) or Mactan International Airport located in Cebu but most flights are from Asian countries only.


Metro Manila has developed from a small tribal settlement into a busy metropolis which is now the center district for business, commerce and government. It consists of eight cities and nine municipalities with an area over 391 square miles. People might get wary of the traffic congestion yet there are place where you can still ride a calesa (a horse driven carriage) in the lanes of Intramuros and Chinatown.


If nightlife is what you are looking for then you can find discos and nightclubs everywhere and you will never go hungry in the place since you will find world class restaurants serving Filipino cuisine as well as International cuisine. With shopping alone, you won’t have enough time going around all their major shopping malls in the area and if you want a piece of green landscapes then you can visit its parks.



Cebu is the second most important city of the country. It is a place where both business and leisure go hand in hand, the focus of business ventures between locals and foreign investors. The tourist industry is also one of Cebu’s major industries. The island boasted of its numerous white sand beaches and home to world class five-star hotels and resort.


The city is also blessed with numerous museums and the old church of the Philippines is found here. Lots of its major landmarks tell of the cultural history of the country. Shopping in Cebu is great. They are on creative people with much talent in handicraft, shell crafts, their famous handcrafted guitars and more.



Davao is located in the southeastern part of Mindanao and is one of the largest cities of the world with a land area of 1,518.39 square miles. It is the third most well known city in the Philippines following Manila and Cebu.


In terms of tourism, Davao has a lot to offer from beaches up to the mountains. If you love mountain climbing then experience climbing the highest peak in the Philippines Mount Apo. It is also home to the Philippine Eagle, the National Bird of the country. Its famous Pearl Farm Beach Resort and Eden Park and Resort are among the favorite destinations of tourist in Davao.


You can do other outdoor activities like their white water rafting and Zip line adventure. And if you feel like discovering their history and culture then visit their museums as well the old churches in the area.


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Italy – The Most Popular Touristic Sites

Italy – The Most Popular Touristic Sites

Rome is the capital city of Italy. It is well visited by tourists because of its historical monuments and historically important places like the Colosseum, Vatican City, Fontana diTrevi and many more. Rome was the center of the Roman Empire which had an huge influence in Europe and South Africa and made significant impact on the evolution of modern life. The Colosseum was built in this time period and it was used as a large theater where the came to watch the gladiator fights. Vatican City is a religious center and the center of the Roman Catholic Church and the home of the Pope.

Venice is a world famous touristic attraction. Venice is a city with a large number of canals and the most of the streets are covered with water. The only possible way to travel is by boats or the popular gondolas. The most famous sites in Venice are St. Mark Square, Rialto Bridge, Ponte della Paglia, Campo S.Stefano and many more.

Tuscany is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Tuscany is an Italian region and it provides home to the cities of Florence, Pisa, Sienna and Lucca. Besides the beautiful nature in the cities of Tuscany we can find a large variety of art museum and galleries. In Florence is the Uffizi Gallery which displays the paintings of Leonardo, Boticelli, Filippo Lippi, Giotto, Michelangelo, Tintoretto, Rubens, Rembrant and many more.

The city of Pisa gained world fame because of its tower. The Tower of Pisa is a bell tower which began to lean to one side. This leaning was a result of the soft ground. After years of repairs the tower is again open for public and it is one of the most famous touristic attractions in Italy.

Italy is a very popular touristic destination and a large number of tourists visit Italy during the whole year. There are a lot of things to see and do in Italy and many first time visitors tend to visit this country again next year.

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