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Nearby images in Philippines


A: Chocolate Hills Bohol

by Milo Timbol, 1.8 km away

Anton Diaz of OAP (our awesome planet) with his family in Mount Carmel view point in Bohol, Philippin...

Chocolate Hills Bohol

B: Chocolate Hills, Bohol

by Rommel Bundalian, 1.8 km away

The Chocolate Hills is an unusual geological formation in Bohol Province, Philippines. There are at l...

Chocolate Hills, Bohol

C: Hanging Bridge along Sevilla River in Bohol

by Rodrigo Clapano, 10.7 km away

These bridge which are made of bamboo that hangs across the Sevilla River which is about 30 - 40 m lo...

Hanging Bridge along Sevilla River in Bohol

D: Baclayon Pano

by Edwin Karganilla Jr., 32.4 km away

Baclayon Pano

E: Amorita Resort

by Rommel Bundalian, 49.3 km away

Amorita Resort

F: Bohol Amorita Resort

by Fung Yu, 52.2 km away

Bohol Amorita Resort

G: Virgin Island, Panglao, Bohol, Philippines

by Rommel Bundalian, 53.9 km away

Virgin Island is part of the island hopping trip in Panglao, Bohol. Virgin Island is almost U-shaped ...

Virgin Island, Panglao, Bohol, Philippines

H: Adult Pool (Imperial Palace Resort)

by Michael Malag, 57.1 km away

Adult Pool (Imperial Palace Resort)

I: Snorkeling in Balicasag Island Bohol

by Rodrigo Clapano, 60.0 km away

One of the destination in Panglao, Bohol  when you go island hoping is the Balicasag Island. Where yo...

Snorkeling in Balicasag Island Bohol

J: Magellan's Cross

by Rommel Bundalian, 62.1 km away

Close to 500 years ago, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan planted a huge Christian cross in Cebu...

Magellan's Cross

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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