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Top 'tourism gems' in PH revealed

10. BATANES. The Batanes group of islands is located at the northernmost tip of Philippine territory. It is known for its scenic waters and terrain and clean environment. Batanes is also recognized for the unique culture of the islands’ first settlers, the Ivatans. Batanes is open for swimming, snorkeling, diving, lighthouse visits, biking, and visits to century-old Ivatan houses. (Photo and caption from philippinegems.com)

10 best places to visit in the Philippines

October 11, 2013

If you want to be ahead of the game when it comes to exploring the

Philippines, you might want to vist the top 10 “up and coming” tourist

destinations chosen through a nationwide poll. The must-see sites stood

out from an initial list of 175 destinations in the country, which has

been cut down to 25 before being opened to online voters.