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Philippines : A Travel Guide to the best Islands

Philippines, Travel Blog, Travel Tips - Ross French - July 29, 2017

Philippine

Philippine island located in the western pacific ocean which is scattered over a total of 500,000 square miles. The geography of this island is somewhat differs from that of a compact sector of earth. Philippine is being connected with three physical and cultural worlds i.e Asian world, the Pacific world and the occidental world. The cultural of philippine is mostly contributed by chinese, japanese, malaysian and other asian worlds.

Philippine is one of the most unseen travel destination which is very less when compared with the tourist number travelling to thailand and UK. Tourism is very important for this country’s total economy accounting for approximately 8% of its GDP.

You can choose to travel Philippine to improve your outlook towards life and most important to bring happiness. Trip to Philippine would be marvelous experience for any traveller. There are many stupendous places which will inspire you to start up your journey. It can give a good kick start to the adventure.

It has many islands which increases the places to visit as well as beaches to explore. Visiting to these places will include boat riding from the nearest beach.If you love the luxury lifestyle as much as you love to travel, then Huma Island, Palawan is the best place for adventure. It comes with the turquoise colored waters of Palawan, top class facilities, luxury resorts, mouth watering dishes and great adventure.

Camiguin another island, mentioned as “Island Born of Fire” as it holds the record of the volcanoes. It is not visited by many people but it is whipped with waterfalls, cold and hot wind blowing with untouched sand bar. And most importantly it is host of Lanzones festival – one of the most popular, dynamic festival of Philipinne.

Coron, Palawan, it is one the most beautiful destination in Philippine. It delights its tourist by its side scenery and water.

El Nido, Palawan is the nature’s way of showing vibrant colored beaches and supreme beauty. Boracay, Aklan is the one of the island which is voted as the best island in 2015 with the wonderful nightlife scene with impressive waters and soft white sand.

Lake Sebu is one of the underrated place in philippine but is the home of clean lakes which gives the relaxation to eyes.

If you are someone who loves history and you want history to be a major part of your life then you should definitely visit Vigan which is a historic destination coupled with Spanish styled houses to an 17th century Augustinian Cathedra.

Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park is one of the world’s best dive sites that serves as a home to coral reefs, the endangered hawksbill, lionfish, clownfish,sea turtles sea turtles, mantra rays and sharks.Manjuyod Sandbar can make you feel like standing in one of the best beach destination in the world where you can relax under rustling palms and gaze at serene blue sea.So Philipinne is the answer to paradise. Other destinations include Iloilo City, Banaue Rice Terraces, Ifugao, Kalanggaman Island, Leyte,Langun Gobingob Caves in Samar.

It is one of the poweful and attractive chain of islands. It is worth travelling for.

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Explore Japan: A Mystical Land of Endless Attractions

Travel Blog - Ross French - April 26, 2017

Japan offers a unique blend of the traditional and the contemporary. It boasts of a rich history that dates back thousands of years. Today, several structures of the past co-exist with modern achievements in technology and architecture. Japan also has the world’s lowest crime rate, making it an ideal place for tourists. To experience a tour of Japan, you must visit the following places.

1. Mount Fuji

The most well-known landmark in Japan, Mount Fuji is the highest mountain peak in the country. Millions of people climb the mountain every summer as an act of pilgrimage that concludes with watching the sunrise from the summit. Many of course choose to just view the mountain from a distance or from the comforts of their vehicle as they speed past it.

2. Imperial Palace, Tokyo

The most beautiful landmark of the country, the Imperial Palace with its wonderful 17th century parks surrounded by moats and walls, is on the bucket list of every traveller. Visitors can see fine views of the palace and the renowned Nijubashi Bridge well-known for its watery reflection.

3. Hiroshima Peace Memorial

It is a haunting tribute to the people who lost their lives when the atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima on 1945. Located in a park, the memorial features Genbaku Dome, which is the lone structure left standing after the bomb was dropped.

4. Jigokudani Monkey Park

It is a well-known hot spring area in the country. Visitors can see boiling water seeping out of the frozen ground. The place is famous for the presence of wild snow monkeys that descend from the forests and the cliffs surrounding the spring to sit in the warm water and return to the forests in the evening.

5. The Kiyomizu-dera Buddhist Temple

Situated in Eastern Kyoto, it is an ancient temple that dates back to the year 798. There is an indoor waterfall that keeps the structure in harmony with nature. Visitors can enjoy the artwork, talismans and shrines of the temple while here.

6. Himeji Castle

The castle is considered the best existing example of Japanese architecture. The temple has been rebuilt several times through the years and reflects the different design periods. The castle is seen in several local and international films.

7. The Great Buddha of Kamakura

It is a massive outdoor representation of Amida Buddha, one of the most well-known Buddhist figures of Japan. Made of bronze, the statue is around 40 feet high and weighs almost 93 tons. It dates back to 1252 and although it was originally kept in a small wooden temple, the structure is now placed in the open air.

8. The Todaiji Temple

The structure is a great feat of engineering. It is the largest wooden temple in the world and is home to the largest bronze statue of Buddha. Set amidst beautiful gardens, the area holds several artefacts of Buddhist and Japanese history.

Japan offers a beautiful experience for the traveller looking to explore the vibrant land. So why not head there for your next vacation?

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