Insight Guides: Philippines

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A little-known island nation on Asia’s Pacific rim, the Philippines makes a rewarding destination for adventurous travelers. With thousands of islands fringed by a vast number of idyllic tropical beaches, plus stunning mountain scenery, colonial architecture and lively festivals, the possibilities are endless.

The Insight Guide will assist travelers in finding their ideal itinerary through what can be a daunting list of options, with the inspirational Best Of the Philippines ...

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Overview

A little-known island nation on Asia’s Pacific rim, the Philippines makes a rewarding destination for adventurous travelers. With thousands of islands fringed by a vast number of idyllic tropical beaches, plus stunning mountain scenery, colonial architecture and lively festivals, the possibilities are endless.

The Insight Guide will assist travelers in finding their ideal itinerary through what can be a daunting list of options, with the inspirational Best Of the Philippines section setting out the principal highlights. In-depth information on the country’s unusual history and culture is provided in a series of authoritative essays, while chapters on contemporary culture, food, festivals and architecture complete the picture.

The Places chapters have been comprehensively updated for this new edition, and cover  all the sights worth seeing – from the amazing landscapes of northern Luzon to the beaches of the Visayas and the jungles of Palawan.

At the back of the book, the Travel Tips section contains all the practical information you'll need to plan your trip, including dozens of carefully selected hotels and restaurants.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780051222
  • Publisher: Apa Publications UK, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 3/1/2013
  • Series: Insight Guides Series
  • Edition description: Twelfth Edition
  • Edition number: 12
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 335,068
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Ralph Jennings is a journalist and freelance writer who specialises in China and Southeast Asia.

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Table of Contents

Best of the Philippines
Introduction: Asia’s Maverick
Island Nation (Geography)

History
Decisive Dates
Born of Fire and Water
Foreign Domination
The Democratic Era

Features
People
Religion
Faith Healers
Fiestas
A Thriving Arts Scene
Cross-Cultural Cuisine
The Sporting Life
An Architectural Pastiche
Volcanoes
Handicrafts
Rice Terraces
Living Seas
Jose Rizal
Imelda Marcos
A Diver’s Haven
Jeepneys
Batanes Islands
Mount Apo
Muslim Insurgency
    

Places
Introduction
Luzon
Metropolitan Manila
Manila’s Environs
The Central Plains
Ilocos Region
Northeast Luzon
Central Cordillera
Bicol Peninsula
Luzon’s Islands
Visayas
Eastern Visayas
Central Visayas
Western Visayas
Palawan
Northern Palawan
Southern Palawan
Mindanao
Southern & Central
Mindanao
Northern Mindanao &
Caraga
Zamboanga & Sulu Islands

Travel Tips
TRANSPORTATION
ACCOMMODATION
EATING OUT
ACTIVITIES
A–Z: PRACTICAL INFORMATION
LANGUAGE
FURTHER READING

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