UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Philippines

The Philippines has many amazing world heritage sites, from underground rivers to mountainous national parks. There are many wonders to discover in the Philippines – check out 5 of the best in this article.

Mount Hamiguitan

Mount Hamiguitan is a mountain in Davao Province. The area that surrounds it includes some of the most incredible wildlife in the country, including the famous Philippine Eagle as well as an vast range of exotic plants and trees. The area was designated a UNESCO world heritage site in 2014.

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Baroque Churches of the Philippines, Manila

Try to make time to visit all 4 of Metro Manila’s churches that have been declared natural cultural treasures of the country. San Agustin Church, Santa Maria Church, Paoay Church and Miagao Church make up the list.

Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras

One of the most incredible sites in the country, the Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras were declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1995. No one knows how old the rice terraces are, but many believe they could be as much as 2000 years old. The sites include the Batad Rice Terraces, Bangaan Rice Terraces (both in Banaue), Mayoyao Rice Terraces (in Mayoyao), Hungduan Rice Terraces (in Hungduan) and Nagacadan Rice Terraces (in Kiangan), all of which are in the Ifugao Province.

Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park

The park is located in the Saint Paul Mountain Range on the western coast of the island of Palawan. The park was made a world heritage site in 1999 and is famous for the Puerto Princesa Underground River Cave, the world’s longest navigable underground river.

Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park

Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park is a protected area of the Philippines located in the middle of the Sulu Sea. The marine park includes an incredible number of interesting animals including more than 600 fish species, 360 coral species, 11 shark species and 13 different types of dolphin and whale. The reef has been nominated as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature.

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