and popular travel destination. About 1,000 islands are inhabited. Around 2,500 smaller islands do not even have a name. Only 11 islands have an area of ??over 2,500 square kilometers. The largest islands are Luzon, Mindanao, Samar, Negros, Mindoro, Panay and Palawan. The Philippines offer a unique variety of exotic landscapes, from inaccessible mountain areas through tropical forests to countless lakes and rivers. Picture-perfect beaches can be found on almost every island. For divers, the coast is a true underwater paradise with an indescribably beautiful and diverse flora and Pflanzenwelt.Manila is the capital of the Philippines and includes the former cities Manila and Quezon City. Manila consists of several district with banks, administrative buildings and shopping centers (eg Makati) and old, narrow densely populated, traditional districts (for example Quiapo), in which, however, rarely strayed a tourist. Few remnants of the long Spanish colonial rule are preserved because the oldest district Intramuros was in World War II when the Philippines were occupied by Japan, largely destroyed.
the occasionally active volcanoes in the islands, such as the car just south of the capital situated Taal. However, without danger is not such a company. Inland, you will find, in contrast to many other countries in Southeast Asia no magnificent buildings from the heyday of Buddhism and Hinduism, but old Spanish churches and even much older rice terraces. The vast rice terraces are located in the northern part of the island of Luzon, with Banaue. There, the native mountain dwellers live still partly in their traditional houses. Many other traditions, such as weaving colorful cloths, the bronze casting and the production of rice wine, were preserved. The mining of gold in this region has a long, reaching back to well before the Spanish time tradition. Many highlanders still wear the typical helmets of miners as headdress. The Philippines is in any case worth a visit for a holiday.
the world. A good meal in a restaurant costs about 2 - to 3 - €. A drink about 30 cents. A rod Marlboro between 3 - and 4, - €. Two people eating, and a whole month for about 100, - €. A new motorcycle 200 cc. with three lights and remote start will cost about 800, - Euro. The rent for a beach chair in Europe is more expensive per day than the accommodation for three people. Heating costs in Europe are higher in the same period, as a holiday in the Philippines. Visa-free up to 31 days, for longer stays, please contact to an honorary consul in your area, or to the Philippine Embassy in Bonn or in Berlin. The entry is only possible with a 6 month valid passport.
Each island is unique and has its own flair from which you have to get to know. In the large and all the Philippines are worth a visit. It is also priced low to other destinations. Even the arrival every wish and you will experience a really great holiday. Arrivals from Hong Kong, it is worth to start his vacation and then to land in the Philippines. What more beautiful it can not give. A vacation one makes repeatedly. Manila (agglomeration) (about 17 million inhabitants reported, while still about 2-3 million should be added, who live illegally in Manila (rural exodus), Quezon City, Caloocan, Davao, Cebu City; see also the list of . cities in the Philippines Languages: 55% Filipino (derived from Tagalog), 28% Tagalog, 25% Cebuano and other local languages ??also English, Spanish and Chinese, which, in contrast to other Asian countries, the English language has very widespread. Religion: 84% Catholics, 5% Muslims, also Protestants, Buddhists and followers of indigenous religions.
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