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Top Choice Historic Site in Vigan

Mestizo District

The Mestizo District, or Kasanglayan ('where the Chinese live'), is a grid of streets hemmed in between Plaza Burgos and Liberation Blvd and bisected by the beautifully preserved Crisologo St. You can wander in a da…
Top Choice Cave in Kabayan

Timbac Caves

The best-preserved Ibaloi mummies are found in the Timbac Caves. Located about 1200m above Kabayan proper, these are Kabayan’s most sacred caves, and locals customarily make offerings of gin before entering them. Th…
Top Choice Fort in Manila

Fort Santiago

Guarding the entrance to the Pasig River you’ll find Intramuros' premier tourist attraction: Fort Santiago. Within the fort grounds are an oasis of lovely manicured gardens, plazas and fountains leading to its arche…
Top Choice Church in Cebu City

Basilica Minore del Santo Niño

Cebu’s holiest church houses a revered Flemish statuette of the Christ child (Santo Niño) that dates to Magellan’s time. The church’s belfry came crumbling down in the October 2013 earthquake and is being rebuilt. T…
Church in Manila

San Agustin Church

The San Agustin Church was the only building left intact after the destruction of Intramuros in WWII. Built between 1587 and 1606, it is the oldest church in the Philippines. The massive facade conceals an ornate in…
Top Choice Museum in Zamboanga City

Fort Pilar Museum

At the southeastern end of town near the waterfront is this solid and squat building, partially restored to maintain its historic character. Inside is a museum with several impressive and recently renovated gallerie…
Top Choice Cemetery in Manila

Chinese Cemetery

As in life, so it is in death for Manila’s wealthy Chinese citizens, who are buried with every modern convenience in the huge Chinese Cemetery. It's far from your ordinary cemetery and instead feels like a residenti…
Top Choice Cave in Tuguegarao

Callao Cave

The most accessible part of the immense limestone cave complex is the seven-chambered Callao Cave. Callao Cave is reached by walking up 184 slippery steps. Several sinkholes illuminate the cavernous chambers, the la…
Top Choice River in Pandan

Malumpati River

One of the most striking natural features in the Western Visayas, the astonishing Malumpati River emerges from nowhere in the midst of the jungle, a perfectly clear and beautiful turquoise, before flowing to the sea…
Top Choice Museum in Baguio

BenCab Museum

This superb museum dedicated to the life, times and work of Benedicto Reyes Cabrera (BenCab) is as fascinating as the man who is its subject. The gallery is a mix of high glass panes slanting light into modern art c…