Philippines: Nation of Unique Blend of Cultures and Traditions

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The Philippines is on tropical archipelago of over 7,000 islands. This tropical country has splendid beaches, glassy water, fascinating landscapes, tropical forests, active volcanoes. It is a country worth to visit. In addition, the Philippines exhibits aspects with Malay heritage. The culture of the heavily Roman Catholic nation is a combination of Western and Eastern cultures. The Philippines has retained a unique blend of traditions and cultures.

 

Sinulog, the most colorful festival in the Philippines, is a celebration of the child Jesus, parton of Cebu City. The festival is help annually on the third Sunday of January. With bright colors and ritual dances, the festival features the country’s most colorful displays of pageantry. Participants wear bright-colored costumes, dancing to the rhythm of trumpets, drums, and native gongs.

 


This cultural event has become a destination for tourists. Recently commercialized, the festival came to mean a contest featuring contingents countrywide instead of traditional street-dancing from the local.

This cultural event has become a destination for tourists. Recently commercialized, the festival came to mean a contest featuring contingents countrywide instead of traditional street-dancing from the local.

 

 


Manila, the densely populated capital of the Philippines, makes up Metro Manila. Manila Bay is regarded as one of the best natural harbors in Southeast Asia, with a population of 20 million inhabitants.

 


The colorful buildings straddle the Pasig River.

The colorful buildings straddle the Pasig River.

 

 


Calle Crisologo, which is situated in the province of Ilocos Sur, earned a spot on UNESCO’s World Heritage list in 1999. This streetlamps illuminated historic city is always cited as “the best-preserved example of a planned Spanish colonial town in Asia”.

 


Hotels, pension houses, souvenir shops, and restaurants are along the street.

Hotels, pension houses, souvenir shops, and restaurants are along the street.

 


The Fountain of Wisdom, which is situated on the campus of University of Santo Tomas, depicts a woman holding a globe.

The Fountain of Wisdom, which is situated on the campus of University of Santo Tomas, depicts a woman holding a globe.

 


The Philippines is one of the world’s 25 biodiversity hot spots with over 500 coral species and 34 kinds of endemic fish. It is inevitable that many species have been disappearing. The pristine Philippine reefs are considered as the rain forests of the sea.

 


Christmas tree worm

Christmas tree worm

 


Palawan Islands is the westernmost province of the Philippine Islands. Palawan has one of the most beautiful seascapes with glassy water and coral reefs in the world.

 


Palawan Islands is the westernmost province of the Philippine Islands. Palawan has one of the most beautiful seascapes with glassy water and coral reefs in the world.

Palawan Islands is the westernmost province of the Philippine Islands. Palawan has one of the most beautiful seascapes with glassy water and coral reefs in the world.

 


Women harvest rice by hand on the Banaue terraces.

Women harvest rice by hand on the Banaue terraces.

 


A coconut sprouts on a beach in Palawan Islands.

A coconut sprouts on a beach in Palawan Islands.

 

Related links:

Explore the Philippine Islands

Flowers and the Philippines

Significance in the Philippines

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This article was published on 2010/09/20