4 Local Spots That Will Take You Around the World

It's like being inside a postcard.

 

Most of us aim to travel all over the world while we're still young. But sadly, it’s just not that easy! Whether it be our meager earnings or our hectic work schedules, it seems that our fantasy of hopping on a plane and never looking back will forever remain a figment of our imagination.

 

But like most problems, this dilemma has a solution. Sure we can’t go around the world just like that, but you might be surprised to know that there are places in the Philippines that closely resemble some international destinations! We've listed below some of these impressive local alternatives.

 

 

Maldives: Manjuyod Sandbar in Negros Oriental

The Manjuyod Sandbar in Bais, Negros Oriental, is every bit a paradise as the Maldives. With its white sand, azure waters, and cottages on stilts, you'll easily feel like you're vacationing in one of the most sought-after beach destinations in Asia. To get there, hop on a plane to Dumaguete City and find the peace and serenity you're looking for in this unspoiled haven.

 

 

Athens, Greece: Fortune Island in Nasugbu, Batangas 

Fortune Island in Nasugbu, Batangas, is becoming a favorite weekend getaway because of its unique Grecian architecture that comes straight from the pages of an epic Greek mythology.

 

 

Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Santuario de Redentor in Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City 

Brazil's most famous landmark is undoubtedly the 38-meter tall statue of Christ the Redeemer. Cagayan De Oro happens to have its own version of this magnificent structure, albeit not as tall as the original. You can find the Shrine of the Redeemer at Golden Haven Memorial Park in Bulua.

 

 

Temples in China : Taoist Macho Temple, La Union 

Apart from the Great Wall, China's worship temples are usually the background of most photos taken during a vacation in this country. The Philippines also has a considerable amount of Chinese temples that you can visit and take photos of. While Cebu's Taoist Temple may be the most prominent among them, there’s the Taoist Macho Temple in La Union if you don't feel like traveling too far. This grand structure is just five to six hours away from Metro Manila. 

 

Read the full article, "7 International Destinations That Can Be Found in the Philippines," on TravelBook.ph. Minor edits have been made by the SPOT.ph editors.

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