Philippines Guide and Reference for Filipino Culture, Society, People, Humanities, Places, Travel & Destinations
Chocolate Hills: Bohols most famous attraction: the
area is named thus, because of the rich grass which covers them turns
brown in summer.
Colon Street: The oldest street in the Philippines
located in the heart of Cebu.
Underground Cemetery: The only underground cemetery in the Philippines;
it served as a meeting place for the revolutionary leaders in Laguna.
Magellans Cross: The most historically-famous landmark
in Cebu. Planted by Ferdinand Magellan in 1521, it marks the place where
the first Christian Filipinos were baptized.
Philippines: Parks and Wildlife
Maquinit Hot Springs: Located on a scenic beach corner,
this is the premium hot spring in the Philippines.
Hidden Valley: A natural recluse is created within this
90-meter crater . A haven for lush jungle life, natural springs and
still water pools. Accommodation available.
Aquino Parks and Wildlife: Quezon Avenue.
Rizal Memorial Park: Within the lush park there are monuments,
a skating rink and adventure playground. Free concerts every Sunday.
* For further information contact Department of Tourism on Tel: (02) 599 031
Philippines: Language and Dialect
While there are over 100 regional languages in the Philippines, the national language is Filipino, with English as the most widely spoken second language. All business, governmental and legal transactions are conducted in English. Philippines: Useful Filipino Phrases