The Philippines is undoubtedly a wonder of nature with several Philippine cities to offer for tourists and adventurers. Here are the top eight Philippine cities that you should not miss while visiting the country:

Manila

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Manila is the capital city of the Philippines and this is considered as one of the best Philippine cities. As a matter of fact, this is recognized as one of the greatest cities in all of South East Asia. Manila is built at the borders of Manila Bay’s natural harbor located in the central Luzon island, which is the largest island in the Philippines

Cebu City

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Cebu City is in the central eastern area of the province of Cebu. History buffs should not miss this Philippine city. Numerous changes have occurred here – from a sluggish fishing village to a dynamic trading port, this is definitely one of the must visit Philippine cities.

Makati City

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This is the financial center of the Philippines and is even called the Wall Street of the said country. When in Makati, do not forget to drop by at the Santuario de Guadalupe which is the oldest landmark in the city. Other attractions here include The Church of Sts. Peter and Paul, the Ugarte field park and the Ayala Museum.

Laoag City

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This is the industrial and the political hub of the province of Ilocos Norte in the Philippines. Laoag, when translated to English means “the place of light.” Churches and cathedrals are the main attractions here but you will also see masterpieces and paintings by the renowned Filipino painter Juan Luna.

Davao City

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Davao is the home of sprawling white beaches and is the ultimate place for recreation in the Philippines. The Pearl Farm Beach Resort is one of the most famous here along with the Eden Nature Park and the home of the Philippine eagles, the Philippine Eagle National Center.

Intramuros (City within a City)

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Known as the City within a City, this was built in 1571 during the Spanish colonization. Today, Intramuros remains as one of the best preserved medieval Philippine cities as well as in the entire world. Intramuros is located right in the heart of the capital city of the Philippines.

Baguio City

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The “summer capital of the Philippines,” Baguio City is the best place to cool down. This is where nature lovers spend their vacation. While it is located on top of a mountain, there are plenty of things to do even at night. Visit Session Road, Harrison Road, Burnham Park and the Mines View Park while in Baguio.

Spending your vacation in the said archipelago means that you will be getting abundant sun, sea and mesmerizing views.