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360 View in Mayon Planetarium

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A: Tabaco Church Interior

od Fung Yu, 9.9 km daleko

Tabaco Church Interior

B: Mayon Volcano

od Milo Timbol, 10.6 km daleko

view of mayon volcano from dona pepita eco park and golf course Located in in the province of Albay, ...

Mayon Volcano

C: Cagsawa Ruins in Albay

od Milo Timbol, 18.6 km daleko

Cagsawa ruins in AlbayFor more 360 Virtual Tours of the philippines visit www.360philippines.com

Cagsawa Ruins in Albay

D: 1814 Cagsawa Ruins, Mayon Volcano

od Rommel Bundalian, 18.7 km daleko

Cagsawa Ruins - are the remnants of an 18th century Franciscan church, the Cagsawa church, built in 1...

1814 Cagsawa Ruins, Mayon Volcano

E: Mt. Mayon, Legaspi City Port Area

od Rommel Bundalian, 23.3 km daleko

360 view of Legaspi City port area with Mt. Mayon.

Mt. Mayon, Legaspi City Port Area

F: Banca ride in Donsol

od Fung Yu, 48.5 km daleko

Our banca on Donsol bay after an interaction with the whalesharks.

Banca ride in Donsol

G: Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, Mother of Peace Grotto in Caramoan Islands

od Milo Timbol, 58.9 km daleko

wikipilipinas = Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, Mother of Peace Grotto is located at the top of Cag...

Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, Mother of Peace Grotto in Caramoan Islands

H: Gota Village

od Rommel Bundalian, 59.1 km daleko

Gota Village

I: Gota 1 2

od Rommel Bundalian, 59.3 km daleko

Gota 1 2

J: Honungan Cove, Caramoan

od Rommel Bundalian, 59.5 km daleko

Honungan Cove, Caramoan

This panorama was taken in Philippines

This is an overview of Philippines

The Philippines are an archipelago of more than seven thousand islands off the southeast coast of Asia. Only half of these islands have been named and roughly one thousand are inhabited. Look at how beautiful they are! People first arrived here from the mainland around 25,000 B.C. by crossing a land bridge which existed at the time.

The name comes from Ferdinand Magellan of Portugal, who explored the Philippines in 1521. He claimed them in service of Spain, naming them after Prince Philip. Spain controlled the Philippines for the next 350 years until the Philippine Revolution of 1896.

Here's a picture of Fort Santiago, where the national hero Jose Rizal was imprisoned prior to his execution. He was a poet and novelist who supported peaceful reform, rather than violent revolution, against the Spanish government.

This is one of poems in which he describes the creation of the world, as a gift to his mother:

"Say they that tell of the world, the first dawn of the sun, the first kiss that his bosom inflamed, when thousands of beings surged out of nothing, and peopled the depths, and to the heights mounted, to wherever his fecund kiss was implanted"

Violent revolution broke out anyway and the Philippines changed hands from Spanish, to American, to Japanese control over the next fifty years. Following World War Two they finally became an independent republic.

Back to the beautiful ocean! You can dream about the Cafe Del Mar resort next time you find your screen saver kicking in when you're still sitting at the desk staring blankly. There's a series of DJ mixes with this title but I don't know if it refers to the same place. I would not be surprised.

Annnnd to really get you buying your plane tickets...

the sunset over Borocay White Beach!

Text by Steve Smith.

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