Philippines worth seeing?

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31. Posted by paulmacpaul (Full Member 107 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

If you know where to go in the Philippines, then it would really be worth the experience. Try to go to Vigan, Bicol, Baguio, Bohol, Siargao... you would love it there. There are a lot of places in the Philippines that's worth the visit.

32. Posted by LS13 (Budding Member 9 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Each to their own obviously but if you're debating some SE Asia options, I'd personally put Burma above Philippines. Its probably going to be harder to sort a visa and the travelling across the country is tougher, but of all the SEA countries, Burma is, to me, the most memorable.There are some amazing sights and the people are so friendly and welcoming having being starved of contact with the outside world for so long.

I enjoyed the Philippines, but didnt really rate Manila. If you have a choice my advice would be Burma above Philippines. I love all the countries in SEA but in order of preference in terms of memories I retain from trips I'd rank them -
1. Burma
2. Laos
4. Vietnam (North better than south)
5. Philippines
6. Malaysia
7. Thailand

I don't dislike Thailand but always seem to end up in an argument with a tuk tuk driver whenever I'm in Bangkok

33. Posted by teo_wtg (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

For me Philippines still the best destination in South East Asia, almost all of the provinces from north down to the south has lot of beautiful places to offer not to mention the sumptuous delicacies and very accomodating people.

I just love the beaches especially in Boracay and Puerto Galera.

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34. Posted by clareman (Budding Member 3 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Quoting Dimasilaw

I would skip the whole country. It's really not guards everywhere. Threat from terrorism and kidnapping...

whats ur basis for this ? how many times have u been there -how many times were u kidnapped? i have been to mindanao several times ,,even some muslim areas like cotabato and illigan ,nothing ever happened to me or many of the foreigners that live there .

35. Posted by gabay (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

The Philippines is beautiful -- It's definitely worth seeing if you've got the time -- With 7,107 islands, you have tons of places to see. I would definitely recommend El Nido, Palawan (for a laid back beach), Boracay (for a party beach) and Calagwas (for a rugged setting as in tents on the sand and everything). If you're going through Vietnam, you might want to consider taking Cebu Pacific -- They've got a sale right now. Like, around $25 (excluding taxes) from Hanoi to Manila.

36. Posted by TouristDriver (Budding Member 6 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Google banaue, boracay, malapascua, el nido, tagaytay... then decide if philippines worth it!

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