Tagaytay View of Lake Taal
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Panoramabillede af Robert Snache EXPERT Taget 21:00, 19/12/2009 - Views loading...

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Tagaytay View of Lake Taal

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The spectacular view of Lake Taal from Tagaytay, Philippines.  It's a tourist spot that offers wide panoramic views of the caldera that consists of the Lake and active volcano of Taal.  The volcano is located on an island on Lake Taal.

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A: The Lake Hotel

Af Jerry SMV Segador, 190 meter væk

360 panorama of The Lake Hotel in Tagaytay City. This affordable hotel offers an excellent view of Ta...

The Lake Hotel

B: Spiritual Retreat of IV-Sulu at CBCP Center, Tagaytay

Af Alexis Estenor, 1.8 km væk

My advisory class during their spiritual retreat at the CBCP NASSA BEC Development Center, Tagaytay C...

Spiritual Retreat of IV-Sulu at CBCP Center, Tagaytay

C: G&M

Af Tinton de Castro, 1.8 km væk

G&M

D: Sky Ranch Tagaytay City Houses the Tallest Ferris Wheel in the Philippines

Af Alexis Estenor, 1.9 km væk

Sky Ranch Tagaytay City is the newest theme park created by the SM Development Corporation. It houses...

Sky Ranch Tagaytay City Houses the Tallest Ferris Wheel in the Philippines

E: Overlooking Taal Volcano

Af Alex Dennis Bolado, 2.0 km væk

Tagaytay City provides a good view of the Taal Volcano. The city is a popular summer tourist destinat...

Overlooking Taal Volcano

F: Cottage at Tagaytay

Af Alex Dennis Bolado, 2.0 km væk

Cottage at Tagaytay

G: Tagaytay Viewing Deck

Af Alex Dennis Bolado, 2.1 km væk

Tagaytay City lies on top of the Tagaytay Ridge, which, at 640 m (2,100 ft) above sea level, is the h...

Tagaytay Viewing Deck

H: Sky Ranch Houses The Tallest Ferris Wheel Tagaytay City Philippines

Af Alexis Estenor, 2.1 km væk

Sky Ranch, the newest entertainment and leisure complex by SM Corporation, located at the Southern Ta...

Sky Ranch Houses The Tallest Ferris Wheel Tagaytay City Philippines

I: Palace in the Sky

Af Roy Alvarez, 8.7 km væk

Palace in the Sky , the unfinished mansion of former President Ferdinand Marcos, has been converted a...

Palace in the Sky

J: Taal Crater Lake

Af Fung Yu, 11.2 km væk

The Taal crater lake... the smallest active volcano in the world.

Taal Crater Lake

Dette panorama blev taget i Philippines

Dette er et overblik over 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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