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[Asia Travel] Philippines: Luzon Island

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Luzon is the largest island in the Philippines. With a population of 45 million, it accounts for nearly half of the total population of the Philippines. Luzon is the center of administration, economy and culture, but it also has many tourist attractions. The city is dotted with historical relics from the era of Spanish rule, and the island is steeped in European culture.

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place

Luzon is an island located in the northern part of the Philippines.

history

Luzon is said to have been inhabited since the Paleolithic period. Luzon was very prosperous mainly through trade with China, Southeast Asia, and India. Around the 1500s, the Spanish invasion began and was conquered. After that, the anti-Spanish movement arose, the United States entered the war, and this country was placed under the umbrella of the United States. After the war, I became independent.

climate

Luzon belongs to a tropical climate. The average temperature is 26 to 27 degrees Celsius throughout the year, and it is very warm throughout the year.

language

Filipino and English are official languages in the Philippines. Also, many indigenous languages are used, and Spanish was another official language until 1986.

security

Luzon is relatively safe in the Philippines. Be careful because terrorism happens occasionally.

industry

Luzon is the central region of the Philippines and is home to many of the country’s major industries. Plantations can be seen in this area, boasting the largest scale in the world.

Race

The Philippines is a multi-ethnic country with many ethnic groups. Tagalogs, Visayans, Moros, Chinese, Mestizo and even ethnic minorities live here.

religion

The Philippines has the largest number of Christians, exceeding 80%. Others include Muslims and the Philippine Independent Church.

currency

Philippine Peso is used.

Sightseeing Spot 1 : Greenbelt

Greenbelt is a shopping mall located in Makati, southeast of Manila, the capital of the Philippines. There are five malls, and it is characterized by a variety of restaurants and regular brand shops.

Sightseeing Spot 2 : National Museum of the Philippines

The Philippine History Museum opened in 1901. It is divided into a museum and an ethnic museum, and is a place where you can touch the history of the Philippines.

Sightseeing Spot 3 : Fort Santiago

A place with a long history, such as being fortified by the Spaniards, used by the Americans, and used as a prisoner-of-war camp by the Japanese. It is also home to the National Hero of the Philippines, Jose Rizal Memorial Hall.

Sightseeing Spot 4 : Intramuros

The oldest district in Manila, built by the Spaniards in the 16th century. It is the site used by the Spanish as a base for their colonial rule in the Philippines.

Sightseeing Spot 5 : Burnham Park

A park in the heart of Baguio City where you can jog, stroll through the park, or rent a bike. It is a place where many people gather.

Sightseeing Spot 6 : Taal Volcano

At just 700 meters above sea level, this volcano is said to be one of the smallest in the world. The volcano is located in the middle of Taal Lake and can be reached by boat.

Sightseeing Spot 7 : Tagaytay Picnic Grove

A natural park in a small town about 60km south of Manila. It’s a place where you can enjoy picnics, barbecues, ziplines and horseback riding with beautiful scenery and fresh air.

Hotel

Luzon has a wide range of accommodation options. The nearest airport is Clark International Airport. You can book flights and accommodation from the link below. Other languages are also supported.

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