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The Philippines is defined by its emerald rice fields, teeming mega-cities, graffiti-splashed jeepneys, smouldering volcanoes, 7,000 islands, pristine beaches, marvellous natural wonders, historic sites, bug-eyed tarsiers, fuzzy water buffalo and smiling, happy-go-lucky people.  As a destination if offers the opportunity to pack in many exciting things to see and do.

The Philippines is a land apart from mainland Southeast Asia – geographically, spiritually and culturally. The country's overwhelming Catholicism, the result of 350 years of Spanish rule, is its most obvious enigma. Vestiges of the Spanish era include fiestas, unique Spanish-Filipino colonial architecture and centuries-old stone churches. Modern day Malls, fast-food chains and widespread spoken English followed in later years. Yet despite these outside influences, the country remains very much its own unique entity. The people are, simply, Filipinos – and proud of it. Welcoming, warm and upbeat, it is they who captivate visitors.

The Philippines isn't just about finding an isolated beach and relaxing ... from kayaking, kiteboarding, canyoning surfing and spelunking, the Philippines can cater to the active outdoor market. Divers have long been aware of the country's great opportunities. Freshwater pursuits include rafting and wakeboarding. Back on terra firma, trekking can be done just about anywhere, while rock climbing is gaining popularity. Another highlight are the UNESCO sites, Nature Parks and stunning scenery.

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