Best Tourist Attraction Places

Top Tourist Places in Philippines

1. Banaue Rice Terraces

The Rice Terraces in Banaue, Ifugao are considered to be the Eighth Wonder of the World. The terraces are scheduled as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Approximately during the ministry of Jesus Christ on earth, the native people of Ifugao began carving the terraces of the mountains using simply their bare hands and sticks from the trees in the forests.

2. Tubbataha Reefs

The Tubbataha Reefs National Marine Park is a sanctum consisting of over 1000 species of marine creatures and birds. The Reef is scheduled as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is the most popular Philippine plunging site for tourists. The Tubbataha Reef has two coral reef atolls, the North and South Atoll.

3. Subterranean River National Park

The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River is one of the world's greatest underground rivers and the previous record holder of the greatest underground river in the whole world. The Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to different species of plants and animals (flora and fauna).

4. Apo Reef National Park

The Apo Reef National Park is the second biggest coral reef system in the world after the grand Barrier Reef system in Queensland, Australia. The park is inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Various marine species live in the reef area including corals, fishes, seaweeds, algae and mangrove trees.

5. Paradise Island

Paradise Island and Beach Resort is definitely one of the most well-known and most excellent tourist attractions in the Philippines. It has a gorgeous white sand beach and clear waters making it a perfect place for beach-walking, lying down the sand, swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving. It has also a zoo of lively animals and a garden of attractive flowers and foreign plants.

6. Chocolate Hills

The Chocolate Hills of Bohol are a spectacular natural wonder in the Philippines. It consists of nearly 1800 small cute little hills that are extending over an area of 20 square miles. The hills are situated in 3 towns of Bohol namely Carmen, Batuan and Sagbayan. A viewing place is available in the government resort Chocolate Hills Complex in the town of Carmen, Bohol which is a distance of about 34 miles from Tagbilaran City.

7. Mayon Volcano

Mayon Volcano has a worldwide repute as the most rightly formed volcano in the world because of its near-perfect conical shape and form. Mayon Volcano is the champion among the most excellent competitors for the world's most perfectly coned volcanoes like Osorno Volcano of Chile, Mount Fuji of Japan, Mount Taranaki of New Zealand, Mount Cotopaxi of Ecuador, Volcan Arenal of Costa Rica and Shishaldin Volcano of Alaska, USA.

8. La Union Botanical Garden

La Union Botanical Garden is a unique botanical garden of its kind in that it is a 20-hectare "Garden of gardens" in a tropical rainforest mountain situated in Barangay Cadaclan, San Fernando City, Luzon Island, Philippines. It has plants which cultivate on tropical, sub-tropical, wet, arid and desert climates. Among the gardens are the Shade Garden, Sunken Garden, Fragrance Garden, Evergreen Garden, Medicinal Garden, Philippine Native Plant Garden, Chinese Garden, Japanese Garden, Palm Garden, Arid Paradise Garden, Orchid Garden and many more.

9. Boracay Island

Without a shadow of a doubt, this tropical island paradise has one of the greatest and most beautiful beaches in the world. Boracay Island has been nominated several times as the NUMBER ONE Tropical Beach in the world. It has two most important tourism beaches namely White Beach and Bulabog Beach.

10. Fort Santiago

Fort Santiago is a well-known historic Spanish fortress in which once stood the palace of the Muslim chieftain, Rajah Suleiman before the Spaniards ever set foot on Philippine soil. This fort is a very significant site in the history of the Philippine freedom from Spain. Jose Rizal, the national hero of the Philippines was locked up here and spent his last night before being executed in 1896.