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You can experience many things on holiday in The Philippines. The country has beautiful sandy beaches, a warm climate, ancient churches, beautiful mountain ranges, tropical rainforests, rich and unique culture and friendly people – these are just some of the things you will encounter during your trip. With 7,107 islands the choices and possibilities are endless.
You can experience the country’s rich and unique culture in different ways, exploring old Spanish churches, experiencing the country’s many festivals and events and by enjoying exotic and tasty cuisine. Here are some of the best cities and towns to visit to get a taste of the history and culture of the Philippines.
The Spanish colonized the Philippines in the 1560s and controlled the country until the Americans took over in 1898. Many towns in the country have a few fine old buildings from that period and at least one Catholic church. A few have much more than that to offer, with whole districts full of old buildings including the remains of Spanish fortifications:
Silay City is famous for its many European style houses which have been declared historic landmarks. Many of the houses have a fascinating history and have been opened as museums for visitors to explore. The city is a center in the region for arts and culture and the transportation system is good. A variety of restaurants with tasty food are also on offer for visitors to enjoy making Silay City a fantastic destination to explore.