World Heritage sites in the Philippines

The Philippines is quickly becoming one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations and for good reason. This nation consisting of more than 7000 islands has something for everyone. It has jungles for trekking, beaches for relaxing and a unique culture which is distinctly South-East Asian influenced by 350 years of Spanish colonialism. By Western standards it’s also very cheap and many reasonably priced airlines fly there regularly. Highlights of a visit include any of the five current UNESCO World Heritage sites in the archipelago.

Baroque Churches of the Philippines

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San Agustin Church, Intramuros Manila
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This series of four churches built by the Spanish during their rule is a reflection of the European influence at the time: an Asian interpretation of the baroque style, adapted to the culture and climate of the islands. They are located throughout the Philippines; in Manila, Santa Maria, Paoay and Miag-ao. They are all well worth a visit and there are many more churches throughout the islands, so if you’re feeling in need of spirituality, you’ll find it here.

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