Philippines: The Pearl of the Orient Sea
Just east of Asia is a charming archipelago composed of 7,000 plus islands – the Philippines. It is one of the most sought after tourist destinations for its diverse culture, good food, beautiful landscapes, and happy and welcoming people.
The Philippines is home to many beautiful natural sites, including the Banaue Rice Terraces of Ifugao, which is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Many tourists come to this country just to be able to spend their vacations there to enjoy the tropical climate, which is perfect for hitting any of the sun-kissed beaches in the country.
Every region in the Philippines has its own specialty, and they’re not shy about it. Whether you want to do business or shop in the busy streets of Metro Manila, catch the waves in Siargao, or partake in any of the annual festivals happening in various parts of the country such as the Sinulog in Cebu, there’s so much for you to do even before you realize it.
While the Philippines is by majority a third world country, its people are content and very happy, and are willing to share that happiness with others. They are known to be the most hospitable people in the world with even the poorest families opening their doors to strangers, sharing what very little they have.
Filipino art is as diverse as its people because their works are inspired largely by their ways of living and their ethnic backgrounds. The country makes it a point to express their life experiences through art, and thus hold many festivals for them whenever they think it’s necessary.You will find most of the classic works by the likes of Fernando Amorsolo and Juan Luna in the many museums all over the country, while the contemporary art scene is represented by various galleries such as the Drawing Room, Light and Space Contemporary, and many others in Metro Manila.
Take Philippines as your next destination for travel and explore the beauties of the archipelago and the kindness of its people.