Tag Archives: UNESCO

World Heritage Sites of the Philippines

The Philippines has a number of World Heritage Sites, classified as cultural and natural, declared by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). There are other sites submitted for inclusion, but we shall feature them here once they make it to the list of World Heritage Sites. In the meantime, here are the existing five (5) sites on the list: Continue reading World Heritage Sites of the Philippines

Churches of Ilocos: Historical Tour and Visita Iglesia

There’s so much to write about in a trip through Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte. Some of the places in Ilocos deserve a separate post, like Pagudpud, while others are lumped according to category just to have a semblance of order. Let’s discuss the different churches in this post. This may be timely for those who wish to visit different churches (visita iglesia) this Holy Week. Continue reading Churches of Ilocos: Historical Tour and Visita Iglesia

Church of Santa Ana (Manila City)

Among the remnants of Spain’s 300-year occupation of the Philippines, which ended when the 20th century came to a close, are breathtaking churches. Among these old churches are San Sebastian Church (Plaza del Carmen, Quiapo, Manila), Baclayon Church (Baclayon town, Bohol), Loboc Church (Loboc town, Bohol), Paoay Church (Laoag, Ilocos Norte), Basilica Minore del Sto. Nino (Cebu City), Miag-ao Church (Iloilo), Valladolid Church (Valladolid, Negros Occidental), St. Martin de Tours (Taal, Batangas). Continue reading Church of Santa Ana (Manila City)

Underground River – Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park

Palawan is known for its beaches, having been chosen as one of the 33 Best Beaches in Asia (Conde Nast Traveller magazine, October 2007 issue). Aside from its beautiful beaches, Palawan is also known for the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park. Continue reading Underground River – Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park