The Philippines is blessed with breathtaking destinations like islands, beaches, lakes, waterfalls, mountains, and churches. With the help of the two international agencies that declare heritage sites, Association of Southeast Asian Nations and the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, the natural wonders and beautiful man-made structures in our country are recognized worldwide.
Here are five of the best heritage sites in the Philippines that you should visit:
1. The Ruins
Situated at Talisay in Negros Occidental, The Ruins is known as the Taj Mahal of the Negros. This mansion was built by Don Mariano Lacson for his deceased wife.
2. Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park
It houses over 350 species of coral, almost 500 species of fish, and different kinds of dolphins, turtles, whales, and sharks. Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park is the first national marine park to be declared as World Heritage Site in the Philippines after it was established in 1988.
3. Chocolate Hills
A famous destination in the Philippines. The best time to visit the hills? During dry season The hills turn chocolate brown during dry season. And many tourists travel to Bohol to witness the Chocolate Hills.
4. Mount Apo Natural Park
Mount Apo is the country’s highest mountain that stands 3, 143.6 meters above sea level. It’s base is even larger than the whole island of Singapore.
5. Paoay Church
Paoay Church is one of the four Baroque churches in the country that were built between 16th and 18th Centuries. Paoay Church has been declared a National Cultural Treasure since 1973.