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These Gorgeous Philippine Destinations Deserves Their Own 7 Wonders of the World List Edit

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Lorrianne Aryenz Valdecantos  • Contributor
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With all the gorgeous sceneries and destinations surrounding the Philippines, the ‘Wonders of the World’ list will be immediately full. So, we took the liberty to create our own list of all the other-worldly sights in the country! 

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Puerto Princesa Subterranean Underground River

1. Banaue Rice Terraces

The famous Banaue Rice Terraces once claimed the spot as the eighth wonder of the world. This UNESCO Heritage Site took the world by storm when it was hailed as the oldest rice terraces in the world. This 2000-year-old beauty was hand-carved by the Filipino ancestors off a side of a mountain in order to meet demands for crops. Since then, these rice terraces have been a symbol not only for the Ifugao people but for the Philippines as a nation.

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Banaue Rice Terraces I Follow @hop2.com_travel

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Banaue Rice Terraces I Follow @gen.goes.to

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Banaue Rice Terraces I Follow @ririreirei

What to do in Banaue?

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2. Puerto Princesa Underground Subterranean River

The Puerto Princesa Underground River is the second longest underground river in the world. This too, like the Banaue Rice Terraces once claimed a spot in the Seven New Natural Wonders of the World. A total of 8.2 kilometers of the underground river is hidden underneath the St. Paul mountain range situated in Palawan. This UNESCO World Heritage Site became one of the focal points for tourists visiting the Philippines because of its extensive cave system that is home to thousands of years of stalagmites and stalactites formations, diverse biodiversity consisting of bats, monkeys, and giant monitor lizards.

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Puerto Princesa Underground Subterranean River I Follow @thetitatravels

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Puerto Princesa Underground Subterranean River I Follow @chinmehh

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Puerto Princesa Underground Subterranean River I Follow @beywanders

What to do in Puerto Princesa?

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3. Tubbataha Reef

Incredibly unspoiled, pristine, and natural as ever, the Tubbataha Reef is located along the Sulu Sea and is continuing to be one of the richest diving spots in the Philippines. This National Marine Park and UNESCO World Heritage Sites flourish each and every day due to efforts of divers and nature activists that saved the reef from total destruction in the 80s. Due to that efforts to keep the ‘Coral Heart of the Philippines’ beating, the reef is now home to more than 600 species of marine animals and 360 species of corals. 

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Tubbataha Reef I Follow @marinewildlifewatchph

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Tubbataha Reef I Follow @localemag.ph

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Tubbataha Reef I Follow @aquaholic_luv

What to do when in Palawan?

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4. Apo Reef

Apo Reef is the second largest contiguous reef in the world, and it is blessed with teeming marine life and rich biodiversity. Located in Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro, it is one of the most sought-after diving spots in the Philippines. Some of the regular marine life sightings in the reef are schools of jacks, groupies, angelfishes, manta rays, giant Napoleon wrasses, sea turtles, reef sharks, dolphins, and whales. The marine park covers a total of 27,469 hectares consisting of three islands: The Apo Island, Binangaan', and Cayos Del Bajo Tinangkapang. The largest and the most interesting to see is the 22-hectare Apo Island. // Link: 5 Things to do in Sablayan

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Apo Reef I Follow @hannymunchkin

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Apo Reef I Follow @thefilodiver

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Apo Reef I Follow @mojorisin75

What to do when in Sablayan?

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5. Chocolate Hills

Undeniably one of the most famous destinations in the Philippines, the Chocolate Hills in Carmen, Bohol is one peculiar and unique tourist attraction found only in the Philippines. It is a breathtaking sight of more than a thousand cone-shaped hills with almost the same size and elevation spread over 50 square kilometers across the towns of Carmen, Batuan, and Sagbayan. The distinct ‘chocolate’ color of the hills comes out during the dry season, or during the month from October to May when the green grass covering the hills wilts into the distinct ‘chocolate’ brown color. // Link: Bohol Island Tours

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Chocolate Hills I Follow @weroad_es

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Chocolate Hills I Follow @francislebita

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Chocolate Hills I Follow @ehmzter

What to do in Bohol?

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6. Taal Volcano

Taal Volcano has been misunderstood for the longest time. One, technically it is a small volcano, but thousand of years ago, it was a colossal one. The Taal Volcano is a complex volcano system that has 47 craters, and the biggest and most active crater is located in the middle of a lake inside the volcano. The whole Taal Lake was once a massive caldera while the prehistoric crater of the volcano extends from the edge of the Lake to the Tagaytay Ridge. This beaut is also the second most active volcano in the country, just behind Mayon, and its most recent activity was on January 12, 2020 // Link: Tagaytay Day Tour 

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Taal Volcano I Follow @nicoleponciano

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Taal Volcano I Follow @tonfran

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Taal Volcano I Follow @coffee_dante

What to do in Tagaytay?

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7. Mayon Volcano

Considered to have the world's most perfectly formed cone, the Mayon Volcano is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the Philippines. Located in Albay, this ‘sexy’ volcano towers at 2,462 meters above sea level, with a base circumference of 62.8 km and can be seen all over Albay and neighboring provinces on a clear day. Though it is the most active volcano in the Philippines, tourists can’t help but pay a visit to this wonder and even enjoy an ATV ride along its base. // Link: Mayon ATV 

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Mayon Volcano I Follow @the_philippines

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Mayon Volcano I Follow @pinoydiscovery

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Mayon Volcano I Follow @proudtobealbayano

What to do when in Bicol?

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