What’s Not to Miss In Bicol, Philippines

The Bicol region is consist of 6 provinces in the southern end of Luzon. This area has been notorious for constant typhoon and monsoon bad weather, but lately, tourism has turned everything around. Tourists from all over the country and neighboring countries has been noted to flock to the region to try out the activities, marvel at the sights and sample exotic delicacies that Bicol region has to offer.

Marvel at Mt Mayon’s Magnificence

Bicol
Photo credits: Cecille Ramos
Photo credits: Cecille Ramos

The best way to kick of your Bicol adventure is to have a glimpse at the majestic Mayon Volcano in Albay province. This active volcano is known for its perfect cone shape and for its constant eruptions that lured international media to this quiet province. Daredevils have been known to scale this 2,400 ft volcano, but less adventurous ones make do with sightseeing trips to Cagsawa Ruins and Daraga Church.

Photo credits: Cecille Ramos

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Sneak a look into The Big Hole

The Big Hole situated in the city of Kimberly in South Africa is claimed to be the largest hole excavated manually. It is an old diamond mine dugged by hands in 1871 and closed in 1914. Many people died in mining accidents due to insufficient work safety plus the unsanitary conditions, scarcity in food and water and intense summer heat.

the big hole

At present the new facility is highly structured attracting more visitors in its elaborated theme “Diamonds and Destiny”, the big holllow still visible, a massive crater about 214 meters deep with a perimeter of more or less 1.5 kilometers filled with water. The property belongs to the De Beers family.

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Experience History At Its Finest In Vigan City

Have you ever imagined yourself roaming around a brick road village inside a carriage? It’s like living in the medieval age and carrying that fancy lacy umbrella while feeling the fresh county air. This kind of scenario can only be seen in films but can also be experienced without leaving the country.

Up north, the province of Ilocos Sur in the Philippines was able to preserve Vigan City. In fact, it was just recently when the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) awarded them with the first-ever “Best practice in World Heritage Site Management” wherein they outshined other cities from 23 countries in the world.

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