As we all know, we are brought to places that grabs our attention. Curiosity and interest are the keys to bringing us into places we have never been before. What excites our vision by our naked eyes usually directs our brain and tells us, “Hey! Go and try it there!” As I have researched over the internet, there are really a lot places in this world that are very unique and represents the country it is in. The culture, the practices, the style and other things reflect the country and the natural blessings that go with it as well.
There are millions of people wanting to see the world out of their own knowledge. Why? Because these are just a few and only numbered kinds of places around the world that you cannot miss out. If you’re traveling in the Philippines, aside from its beaches, try to see if these 5 sites below fit your criteria of uniqueness then I would be happy if you wold include it in your itinerary.
1. Mabua Pebble Beach
Located about 30 minutes from the center city of Surigao del Norte. When you hear the word “beach,” you associate it with white sand and palm trees and blue crystal water especially in the Philippines where its most famous destinations are these beaches. Think about this, have you imagined the possibility of pebble beach? This is a new standard and a new site.
Well, there are beaches where they have a lot of stones and water in between so the locals could catch fish and children play with it but this Mabua pebble beach is all surrounded with pebbles. From small to big sizes pebbles, no space in between, just all filled. It’s better to go there at low tide to appreciate the view, not during high tide and the waves are splashing in high levels.
2. Fire Mummies in the Philippines
Mummies, dead people, remains…Creepy! That is our first impression when we hear this set of words. But this time, trust me, you’re going to have to see this. Some believe that these mummies were created in 1400 A.D. Also known as Kabayan Mummies. Situated in Kabayan, Benguet Philippines, these mummies are a group of mummies found in caves, mountain slopes along kabayan, and some in the museum in Kabayan. These are preserved in natural caves and because of this reason, it was included and labelled as one of the 100 most endangered sites in the world.
The only place you can visit is in the museum, some are left unpublicized because of the incident of theft in the late 1900’s. I wonder why that happened. I mean who would ever try to steal that and what on earth is its purpose for stealing? Hilarious.
3. Basco Lighthouse
Located in the town of Basco in Batanes. How perfect would it be to spend a day with a loved one in this unique and I should say romantic as you both look at the view of nature and fresh air. It is a 6 story building where you can have the whole view of Batanes in the 5th floor. I have heard that it is much better if you go there near sunset around 5-6 pm as the view looks best. The sunset is almost a picture perfect moment with a loved one.
4. Bangui Wind Farm
This is a wind farm in Bangui, Ilocos Norte in Philippines. It is owned by Northwind Power Development Corporation and the purpose of this is to produce electricity. Aside from this very helpful strategy of producing energy and electricity, this became a tourist attraction in the Philippines since this is the only site where windmills are seen.
Also, the beautiful beach and the wind makes it even more captivating. Facing the West Philippine Sea, the turbines count up to 20. Proudly done, these fascinating windmills are considered as the biggest wind turbines in Southeast Asia.
5. Enchanted River
The Enchanted River in Hinatuan, Surigao Del Sur is a mystical river. It might be frightening to dip into the river as you can see its deep blue color however some people don’t get intimidated by its color and depth. Oh, I might forget to tell you that the depth of this river is immeasurable. No one knows how deep it is since no one ever tried to go deeper and deeper. A few people swam deep but they couldn't get to the end of the ground.
The locals believed that supernatural creatures are guarding the cleanliness of the river and hence its color. The pictures found in the internet are not edited. That is really the color of the river. They also feed the fished there at noon. A song is played and all the fishes, HUGE fishes appear from nowhere.
As you go into different places, there will also be a set of different needs. When you travel, make sure to bring a camera and take a snapshot of the places where you've been. No need to remind you of that anyway since today’s travelers are more concerned of leaving with a picture to remind them and post it on social media for a share of moments.