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PHILIPPINES
Sightseeing

Basic information
Official languageFilipino, English
CapitalManila
Area299,764 kmĀ²
Population107,887,760  (2019)
CurrencyPhilippine peso  (PHP)
Web.ph
Code.PHI
Tel.+63

Cities in PHILIPPINES

Manila

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The income from tourism is becoming increasingly important to the Philippines, while employment is also benefiting significantly. The Philippines is visited by approximately 2 million tourists every year.

Most tourists come from the United States, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong and China. The security situation in the south of the country is causing a slight drop in the number of tourists. However, there is still plenty of potential available because the country's tourist opportunities are hardly developed. It is also important that the current faulty infrastructure is improved.

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Manila is the capital of the Philippines. Manila is a scenic city with many notable attractions, such as Rizal Park and the historic Intramuros. Rizal Park is a large park of 140 hectares. It was created in memory of the country's national hero Jose Rizal. Attractions in Rizal Park include the Chinese and Japanese Gardens, the National Museum of the Philippines, the National Library of the Philippines, the Planetarium, and the Orchid and Butterfly Gardens. Manila has a number of remarkable museums. The Bahay Tsinoy is one of Manila's most distinguished museums and is mainly dedicated to the Chinese and their contribution to the history of the city and the entire country. The Intramuros Light and Sound Museum is also very attractive. The Manila Municipal Museum showcases Filipino art and culture. The Manila Ocean Park, with a wide variety of marine life, is particularly attractive. Read more on the Manilla page of Landenweb.

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Last updated April 2021
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