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A little-known island nation on Asia’s Pacific rim, the Philippines makes a rewarding destination for adventurous travelers. With thousands of islands fringed by a vast number of idyllic tropical beaches, plus stunning mountain scenery, colonial architecture and lively festivals, the possibilities are endless.

The Insight Guide will assist travelers in finding their ideal itinerary through what can be a daunting list of options, with the inspirational Best Of the Philippines section setting out the principal highlights. In-depth information on the country’s unusual history and culture is provided in a series of authoritative essays, while chapters on contemporary culture, food, festivals and architecture complete the picture.

The Places chapters have been comprehensively updated for this new edition, and cover  all the sights worth seeing – from the amazing landscapes of northern Luzon to the beaches of the Visayas and the jungles of Palawan.

At the back of the book, the Travel Tips section contains all the practical information you'll need to plan your trip, including dozens of carefully selected hotels and restaurants.

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Table of Contents

Best of the Philippines

Introduction: Asia’s Maverick

Island Nation (Geography)

History

Decisive Dates

Born of Fire and Water

Foreign Domination

The Democratic Era

Features

People

Religion

Faith Healers

Fiestas

A Thriving Arts Scene

Cross-Cultural Cuisine

The Sporting Life

An Architectural Pastiche

Volcanoes

Handicrafts

Rice Terraces

Living Seas

Jose Rizal

Imelda Marcos

A Diver’s Haven

Jeepneys

Batanes Islands

Mount Apo

Muslim Insurgency

    

Places

Introduction

Luzon

Metropolitan Manila

Manila’s Environs

The Central Plains

Ilocos Region

Northeast Luzon

Central Cordillera

Bicol Peninsula

Luzon’s Islands

Visayas

Eastern Visayas

Central Visayas

Western Visayas

Palawan

Northern Palawan

Southern Palawan

Mindanao

Southern & Central

Mindanao

Northern Mindanao &

Caraga

Zamboanga & Sulu Islands

Travel Tips

TRANSPORTATION

ACCOMMODATION

EATING OUT

ACTIVITIES

A–Z: PRACTICAL INFORMATION

LANGUAGE

FURTHER READING

Product Details

ISBN:
9781780051222
Author:
Jennings, Ralph
Publisher:
Insight Guides
Subject:
Asia - Southeast
Subject:
Travel-Southeast Asia
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Philippines
Subject:
Manila
Edition Description:
Twelfth Edition
Series:
Insight Guides
Publication Date:
20130331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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