Callao Cave

Philippines - Callao Cave Church
Callao Cave

It is found in Penablance, Cagayan, the care has seven chambers and each chamber is 100 meters by 50 meters and 36 meters high.  The cave is also rich in guane, a fertilizer useful to farmers.

This is a church in this chamber.

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Cape Bojeador Lighthouse

Philippines - Cape Bojeador Lighthouse


Cape Bojeador (Burgos)1892. Active; focal plane 118 m (386 ft); three white flashes every 5 s. 20 m (66 ft) octagonal cylindrical brick tower, painted white, attached to 1-story brick keeper’s house. Portions of the original 1st order Fresnel lens, badly damaged by an earthquake in 1990, remain in the lantern; a small modern lens is mounted inside what’s left of the original lens. The original rotating mechanism is intact. Assistant keeper’s houses and other light station buildings. This is a staffed station. A photo is at right, another photo is available, John Ryan Cordova has a closeup of the tower, Wikimedia has numerous photos, and Google has a satellite view. This historic lighthouse, with its classic Spanish colonial architecture, is easily the best known and most visited light station in the country; the keepers often provide tours. It has been in dilapidated condition for years and was further damaged by Typhoon Feria in 2001. In 2003 the Coast Guard signed an agreement with Cape Bojeador Lighthouse Development Inc., a quasi-public, nonprofit organization that plans to restore and operate the lighthouse. This effort is reported to be supported by the government of Ilocos Norte province. However, a December 2009 photo by Aja Lorenzo Lapus does not show much improvement in conditions, and a January 2010photo is nearly identical to a 2005 photo. Located at the northwestern corner of the island and the country 45 km (28 mi) north of Laoag. Accessible by road. Site and tower open. ARLHS PHI-012; Admiralty F2722; NGA 14000. – The Lighthouse Directory

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Habanera Soltera Dance

Philippines - Habanera Soltera Dance

Habanera Soltera Dance
A dance is performed by the bride-to-be and her close friends at the traditional social gathering on the ever of the wedding.  On this occasion, the bride bids farewell to the state of single-blessedness.

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Entrance to Fort Santiago

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Entrance to Fort Santiago
The Headquarters of the US Army in the Philippines

History of Fort Santiago – click here

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Taal Volcano

Philippines - Taal Volcano

Taal Volcano

One of the smallest volcanoes in the world, located in the middle of Taal Lake.

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Batad Rice Terraces

Philippines - Batad Rice Terraces

Batad Rice Terraces – Batad, Banaue, Ifugao,Philippines

Batad’s amphiteater-like terraces were carved by Ifugao’s indigenous people
more than 2,000 years ago.  It is tagged as one of the wonders of the modern world
and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

UNESCO Listing – here

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Melaka Sultanate Palace

Malaysia - Melaka Sultanate Palace

Melaka Sultanate Palace
Melaka, The replica of a 15th century palace
in Melaka was built on the description provided in the Malay Annals.

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Biyak na Bato National Park

Philippines - Biyak Na Bato

Biyak na Bato National Park

This is the place where President Emilio Aguinaldo signed the pack of Biyak na Bato with the Spanish Governor General in 1897

The network of caves were used by the revolutionaries as a hideout and the stuggle for Independence was strong.

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Churches of the Philippines

Philippines - Churches


Churches of the Philippines
Under centuries of Spanish influence, the Filipinos are predominantly Catholic
as reflected by the many churches all over the island

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Ati-Atihan Festival

Philippines - Ati-Atihan Festival


Ati-Atihan Festival
-is held every third Sunday of January

For more information, click here

Philippines - Ati-Atihan Festival stamps

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