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It's More Fun in the Philippines, No.1 for Fun!




 

Planning a trip? Those who love to travel know the essence of all travel is about you and your enjoyment. Travelers know that the destination is a major part of planning a trip, experiencing and delving deeper into unfamiliar places, people, and culture are paramount.

Expand your horizons and set your sight to the Philippines, an off the beaten path travel site! An undiscovered paradise made of thousands of islands and white sand beaches all around! A tiny dot in the map of the world, and yet a haven for travelers, backpackers, retirees and even passersby.

It offers awesome tourist attractions, magnificent beaches, hot spring resorts, colorful festivals, hundreds of scenic spots and world-class hotels and facilities. Not to mention the tropical climate, the affordable prices as well as the friendly and hospitable, English-speaking people! You will be glad you came, and we’re sure, you WILL come back for more FUN in the Philippines!

 

 

POPULAR PLACES IN LEYTE

 

Pristine beaches, stunning infrastructures and captivating panoramic views, find all of these in the beautiful Island of Leyte. A place which will leave you awed and amazed as nature unveils the clearest waters, the white and finest beach sand, the marvelous blue sky, and the calmest and most relaxing ambiance.

Leyte is also home to some of the very important historical events such as the Leyte Gulf which is the largest naval battle of World War II, the Leyte Landing where Allied Forces led by Gen. Douglas MacArthur returned to aid the Philippines against the Japanese invasion and the First Catholic Mass in the Philippines in the shore of the town islet of Limasawa.

An island with people of overflowing hospitality, unbeatable resilience and genuinely beautiful smiles, Leyte is indeed a must-visit to every tourist who wants to be one with nature & experience sincere culture. Once you visit Leyte, you will certainly find serenity. Read More: https://amkortravel.wordpress.com/2016/07/26/find-serenity-in-leyte-20-must-visit-tourist-spots-in-leyte/

 

Maasin Cathedral

Photo from:  http://pinoychurches.blogspot.com/2017/06/maasin-city-southern-leyte.html

The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption of Maasin, commonly known as the Maasin Cathedral is a baroqueRoman Catholic church in Maasin, Southern Leyte, Philippines. The church is home to one of the oldest parishes of the country, the Maasin parish established by the series of waves of missionaries namely the Jesuits, Augustinians and finally, Franciscans.

Originally built in 1700 by Jesuit priests, the church suffered several destruction and damage over the years, but has been rebuilt many times by the orders succeeding the Jesuits. Its present-day structure is constructed at 1968 and subsequently became the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Maasin which covers the municipalities of Southern Leyte, including the towns of Matalom, Bato, Hilongos, Hindang, Inopacan and Baybay of province of Leyte.  Read More:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maasin_Cathedral

 

MacArthur Landing Memorial

 

Photo from:  http://www.wazzuppilipinas.com/2013/05/douglas-macarthurs-landing-at-red-beach.html

The Leyte Landing Memorial in Red Beach, Palo, marks the spot where American liberation forces of General Douglas MacArthur landed.

The Battle of Leyte in the Pacific campaign of World War II was the invasion and conquest of Leyte in the Philippines by the United States and Australian forces and allied Filipino guerrillas under the command of General Douglas MacArthur and waged against the Imperial Japanese Army in the Philippines led by General Tomoyuki Yamashita from 17 October 1944 to 31 July 1945. The battle launched the Philippines campaign of 1944-45 for the recapture and liberation of the entire Philippine Archipelago and to end almost three years of Japanese occupation.

The Battle of Leyte Gulf, also known as the Second Battle of the Philippine Sea, was the largest naval battle in modern history. It was fought in the Pacific Theater of World War II, in the seas surrounding the Philippine island of Leyte from 23 October to 26 October 1944 between the Allies and the Empire of Japan. Read More:  http://www.tourisminthephilippines.com/city/Tacloban/leyte-landing-memorial/leyte-landing-memorial.php

 

Mahaba Island

 

Photo from:  http://faq.ph/cuatro-islas-leyte-digyo-mahaba-apid-himokilan/

 

As its name suggests, Mahaba Island is elongated in shape and is the second largest of the group. The island is covered in lush vegetation and barely inhabited with only a tiny village in the northwest. There are beautiful white-sand beaches on the eastern and northern sides. We landed and stayed at the beach on the eastern section which is the longest in the island.

The waters off Mahaba are remarkably clear and crystalline, among the clearest we’ve seen. There are rock formations on the eastern side and a long sand-bar running parallel to the beach. We enjoyed swimming and taking pictures here. We’ve heard that the snorkeling here is very good. The island is actually a protected marine sanctuary and sea turtles have been observed on occasion. The coral reef is several meters away from shore where the sea bottom drops off suddenly to form a reef wall. From previous experience we know that this is where reef fishes abound. In retrospect we should have asked our boatmen to anchor at that point to allow us to snorkel from the boat.  Read More:  http://shoestringtravelers.com/?q=node/106

 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

The Largest Naval Battle in History Took Place in Leyte

How To Get To Leyte

Popular Places to Visit in Leyte

Colorful Festivals to Watch in Leyte

Having a Fun Time in Leyte

Leyte Photo Gallery

Leyte Video Collection

 

 

 

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