March 12, 2019
Following our last blog about 10 things you need to know about the Philippines, this time we will introduce 10 more things about the Philippines that you might not know and hopefully, you will have enjoy your next trip to the Philippines better!
#1 In the Philippines there are hundreds of volcanoes. The three most active are Mount Pinatubo, the Taal Volcano and the Mayon Volcano.
#2 The “National Park of the underground river of Puerto Princesa” was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999 and in 2011 one of the 7 natural wonders of the world.
#3 The inhabitants here in the Philippines are big boxing enthusiasts. There is boxing match on television all the time. In a way it reduces the violent crime rate here because they can get satisfaction from these matches.
#4 The Filipinos, especially the men, are very fond of the “Sabong” – cockfights. The cockfights are an old tradition which were already practiced before the Spanish colonisation.
#5 There are two popular traditional folk dances in the Philippines. They are the “sigil” and the “tinkle”.
#6 In its extensive forests and jungles, more than 1,100 terrestrial vertebrates can be found, including more than 170 birds and 100 species of mammals that are endemic to the country.
#7 Among the tourist attractions of the country, one of the most famous ones are the so-called “Chocolate Hills” of Bohol. There are more than 1,200 cone-shaped geological formations. The grass dry up in the winter and gives the hills a brownish color from which it derives its name.
#8 Another spectacular area, named in 1995 a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, are the Rice Terraces of Banaue.
#9 The “yipnis” or “jeepneys” in English are one of the most popular public transports in the Philippines. They are profusely decorated and are an exponent of Filipino art and culture. Originally they were made with the Jeeps that the Americans abandoned in the country after the Second World War.
#10 Much of the Philippine water border, like those of other Southeast Asian countries, are part of the so-called “Coral Triangle”. It is home to 76% of the coral species that are known and is the place with the most marine biodiversity in the world. The “Tubbataha” reef in the Sulu Sea was declared a World Heritage Site in 1993.
Interesting facts! We hope that this article like the first one would help you to know a little more about the culture of the country. The Philippines is a very interesting country full of unforgettable places. Come here for a great adventure opportunity and enjoy the genial experience.
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