by acecampillo on 10/09/08 at 8:27 am
There are many beautiful countries all over the world, but Philippines stands out. There are great things that are to be discovered in the Philippines, here is the list of some of the things that are to be found here only in this country.
The Largest Mall in Asia
The Mall Of Asia is located in Bay City, Pasay City, Philippines. This mall is known to be the biggest mall in the Philippines and Asia, and is also recognized as the 7th largest mall in the world considering its gross floor size, and the 3rd largest mall in terms of leasable area. It opened last May 21, 2006. It is very big that you cannot just tour around it in one day. This is owned by the SM Prime holdings which is managed by the Chinese-Filipino business tycoon Henry Sy.
The Oldest Church
The Baclayon Church is known to be the oldest Church in the Philippines, but then other historians disagree claiming that the San Agustin Church was built 25 years before the Baclayon Church was built in 1595. I have been there last summer and I can say that the Church is really beautiful. Other people argues that the latter should keep its title because it is the Church located in the place where Miguel Lopez de Legaspi first landed in the Philippines.
Numerous Festivals All Over the Country
There are many festivals in the Philippines, but the most popular would be the Cebu’s Sinulog Festival in honor of the holy image of Senyor Santo Niño. It is celebrated every 3rd Sunady of the month of January. It is globally known because there are many tourists who just come to the Philippines to see the colorful parade of the festival.
Great Hospitality Of People
Filipinos are naturally friendly because they are known to be hospitable. Even if you are a foreigner they will not treat differently, Filipinos would even offer you something just to satisfy your needs. They are known in the while Southeast Asian countries for that. It could be because of the Spanish settlement for more than 3 decades that Filipinos are emotional and passionate about life in a way that seems more Latin than Asian.
Among any other countries, Philippines is one of the countries with most endemic animals in it. There are these animals that are only to b e found within the boundary of the country. With the great number of animals that are living in the country, we could really say that the Philippines has been blessed with so much natural wonders.