6 Recommended Free Tourist Attractions in the Philippines

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The Philippines is an archipelagic country. More than 7000 islands are here, of course the Philippines has amazing and interesting natural potential to be explored. 

If you want to save money while on vacation in this country, choosing attractive and free tourist destinations in the Philippines can be options. Even though it doesn’t cost money, it doesn’t mean that these tourist attractions present sober things. If you want to explore further, you can find beautiful and instagramable free places here. 

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In the following, 6 recommendations for interesting and free tourist attractions in the Philippines, guaranteed to be economical and satisfied! 

Free Tourist Attractions in the Philippines

1 White Island 

Want to be alone and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city? White Island is a suitable place. This island is uninhabited and decorated with sparkling white beach sand dunes. This island was completely empty, not even a tree. But because of its uniqueness, thousands of visitors always come here every year. 

White Island is located off the north coast of Mambajao on the volcanic island of Camiguin, Philippines. The island can be accessed from Barangay Agoho. about 4 to 6 kilometers west of poblacion or city center. Small boats can help you to get to the island. He will be back at 5pm in the afternoon. 

2 Intramuros 

You can get the sensation of being in the old city of Spain when you visit Intramuros. Here, there is a giant wall, which was used as a shelter for civilians from invaders at that time. Intramuros is also the oldest district in Manila and has a long history, since it was still part of the Spanish Empire, until now.

Due to its old age, this wall was destroyed and rebuilt in 1951, when Intramuros was made a National Monument. Apart from the wall. There are many unique ancient buildings that visitors can visit, such as Fort Santiago, Casa Manila, City Plaza, to the San Agustin Church which is included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. 

3 Banaue Rice Fields

The next free and interesting tourist spot in the Philippines is the Banaue Rice Fields. Located at an altitude of 1500 meters above sea level, Banaue presents a beautiful natural atmosphere from green rice terraces, similar to the rice fields in Ubud Bali. This rice field area has existed since 2000 years ago. 

Starting from the forest to the mountains are irrigated by a pretty good irrigation system. This location is suitable for taking selfies against the backdrop of natural beauty. The Banaue Rice Fields are also on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This tourist spot is located in Mountain Province Rd, Banaue, Ifugao, Philippines. The easiest way to get here is by bus from Manila. Prices range from $15 to $17. 

4 Greenbelt Mall

First opened in 1988, Greenbelt Mall is a large and luxurious mall which is one of the projects of Ayala Corporation. This mall combines green nuances with modern life. 

This shopping center offers various facilities, such as recreation areas, restaurants, a variety of luxury fashion, bars, a beautiful feel like a green tropical forest and world-class museums. As time goes by, Greenbelt is getting more magnificent with the opening of Green belt 2,3,4 and 5. So now, this magnificent mall is divided into 5 parts. 

5 Ayala Center Cebu

The next largest shopping center built by Ayala Corporation is Ayala Center Cebu. Located in Cebu Business Park in Cebu City, Philippines. This mall is the first mall outside the metropolitan city of Manila. This mall was first opened in November 1994. Ayala Center is the center of the Cebu Business Park Complex which is frequently visited by 85,000 people every day. 

6 Calle Crisologo

Calle Crisologo is a place with a mix of Spanish-Mexican-Chinese culture. Along the way, you will find houses,  contemporary 18th century Spanish style buildings. This also shows evidence of the history of the city of Vigan. 

Along the way, you will find various shops and restaurants with ancient crowns, balustrades and other Spanish-inspired architecture. This place is suitable as an interesting photo spot. In fact, if you take a photo here it is difficult to find the difference between this location and the area of ??Spain or Mexico. 

Here there are also houses of worship such as old churches that are hundreds of years old. In order to feel more of the feel of the old city, here there are horses and carriages that visitors can use to get around the city. 

Those are 6 recommendations for interesting and free tourist attractions in the Philippines. It turns out that visiting these free tourist attractions is not boring and brings new, unforgettable experiences. 

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