The Jorge B. Vargas Museum houses a fine collection of Philippine art from the 19th and 20th century and regularly features temporary exhibits of contemporary Philippine artists. It is located at the main campus of the University of the Philippines in Quezon City.
Leading through ash-covered wastelands, rocky valleys, over creeks in spate and through lush forests, the trip to Mount Pinatubo is an epic, adventurous journey – but one that can be done in just one day, starting and ending in Manila.
Palawan Island was voted as the most beautiful island in the world by Conde Nast readers. Would you like to go to the island while you are in the country? Take a look at this guide.
Welcome to the Jungle! When visiting the Pagsanjan Waterfalls (official name is 'Magdapio Falls') in the province of Laguna, the journey leading there is just as exciting as the cascade itself.
Tagaytay, a popular weekend destination for Megacitizens is located two hours away from the metro. Its relatively cooler weather, themed restaurants and novelty shops, and the Taal Volcano are a few of Tagaytay's attractions.
The Rice Terraces of Banaue are breathtaking. Located in the North of Luzon, these 2000-year old masterpieces of agriculture are a must-see.
Batanes is the northernmost province of the Philippines. With its very unique landscape, it is hard to believe that Batanes is still part of the archipelago. The group of ten islands between Luzon and Taiwan looks like a tropical version of Ireland, with steep cliffs and grassy hills forming a breathtaking scenery.
Manila's Chinese Community has its own cemetery. Visitors of this extraordinary place do not only find splendid mausoleums, temples and monuments, but also learn a lot about the history and culture of the 'Chinoys'.
The fortified city of Intramuros was built during Spanish colonial times to protect the seat of government. Located along Manila Bay near the southern bend of the Pasig River, Intramuros’ location was very strategic for trade and for defense. Today, museums and old buildings bring centuries of Philippine history back to live, making Intramuros one of the top tourist spots.
The Manila Collectible in Intramuros is more than just a shop for souvenirs and handicraft. It is a "Culturespace" that offers handmade products from all over the Philippines as well as workshops, events, and tours to promote the rich cultural heritage of the country.
You don't live in the Philippines but really want to get to know the country, its past and present, culture and entertainment, urban life and nature? To make sure you make the most out of your stay, we prepared a sample schedule that shows what you can do and see within one month.
Guided city tours seem boring and exhausting, especially in the hardly pedestrian-friendly City of Manila? The theatrical tours of artist and notorious cultural activist Carlos Celdran prove the opposite.