Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Island of the Philippines

There are 7107 islands that make up the Philippines. Only four thousand of these islands are inhabited. The islands are divided into three groups Luzon,Visayas and Mindanao with the capital being located in Manila. The Philippines are located between the Philippines sea and the South China Sea. The Philippines are often overlooked by travelers because of its location but it is truly one of the great treasures of Southeast Asia.
You will be truly rewarded if you take the time to go the extra distance to reach it. Because the Philippines is off the beaten path is a great place to escape the hordes of tourists who descend on other parts of Asia.

The Philippines have many natural wonders a string of coral island that stretch across a vast part of the Western Pacific. Some of the world's best diving and snorkeling can be had in the Philippines. You may want to visit the chocolate hills of Bohol or the white sand beaches of Sipalay or the party town of Boracy.

Any traveler who has been to the Philippines will tell you that it is the people and their culture that make the island's unique. Despite the poverty that affects much of the nation the Filipino people themselves are among the most friendly and easy-going people anywhere. The Philippines truly qualify as one of the last great frontiers in South East Asia what ever ocean you have to cross you need to see it for yourself.