It’s no argument: Our country has a long list of world-class destinations. Even just looking at pictures of beautiful places in the Philippines will prove this. We have endless beaches and mountains, heritage sites, and more.

The travel industry is yet to fully recover; so for us travel-hungry, the diversity of our country is especially good news. Even while foreign countries persist with travel restrictions, we have all that we need and more in the Philippines.

Don’t believe us? Read on to see some pictures of beautiful places in the Philippines that look like foreign destinations, shared by our very own inspiring community at TripZilla Philippines.

Also read: 18 Stunning Places in the Philippines That Look Like Foreign Destinations

Pictures of beautiful places in the Philippines that look like foreign destinations

1. Bale Batu, Arayat, Pampanga

Image credit (L-R): Brent Cerdeña; Maria Manila

“Not Angkor Wat.” — Brent Cerdeña

2. Sagada, Mt. Province

Image credit (L-R): Irish Battung Esquibal-Ramos; Levi Malig-on

3. The Ruins, Talisay City, Negros Occidental

Image credit: Marie Yuzon; Maita Ru

4. Dahilayan, Bukidnon

Image credit (L-R): Kat Piagola; Perry A. Dominguez

“New Zealand feels in Bukidnon!” — Kat Piagola

5. Karst Mountain, Puerto Princesa, Palawan

Image credit (L-R): Mj Pambid Bautista; David Stanley

Parang Myanmar, Vietnam, at Laos ang view.” — Mj Pambid Bautista

6. The Old Grove Farmstead, Lipa, Batangas

Image credit (L-R): Chiek Argüelles; The Old Grove Farmstead Official Facebook Page

7. Mariveles, Bataan

Image credit (L-R): Joser Ferreras; Hendra Su

“Felt like I was somewhere in Greece, but this was in Mariveles, Bataan.” — Joser Ferreras

8. Temple of Leah, Busay, Cebu

Image credit (L-R): Maria Baldomero; Panabangs Dredh Javiers Mhildandsweet

“Currently wishing I was on a balcony in Italy, wearing a long floral dress, staring at the sunset and landscape beyond me.” — Maria Baldomero

9. Intramuros, Manila

Image credit (L-R): Ishie Moscoso; Chanel Jabido

“Spain. Sakay ka lang ng jeep, nasa Intramuros ka na!” — Ishie Moscoso

10. Sirao Pictorial Garden & Nelmon’s Banwa, Cebu

Image credit (L-R): Maris Salinas; Clarmen A Man

“Bali in Cebu.” — Clarmen A Man

Also read: 7 Tropical Attractions in the Philippines That Will Remind You of Bali

11. Sirao Flower Farm, Cebu

Image credit: Marie Yuzon

Also read: 10 Airbnbs in the Philippines That Will Remind You of Foreign Countries

12. Gregorio Del Pilar, Ilocos Sur

Image credit: Joseph Tadeo

“Municipality of Gregorio Del Pilar, Ilocos Sur… Feels like in Vietnam, Indonesia or Rural China.” — Joseph Tadeo

13. Narvacan, Ilocos Sur

Image credit: Chuo Chuo

“New Zealand! Pero dito lang yan sa Narvacan, Ilocos Sur.” — Chuo Chuo

14. Itogon, Benguet

Image credit: Christian Garcia Valdez

15. Pio Duran, Albay

Image credit: Vince Villar

16. The Little Mermaid Statue, Davao Baywalk (Seawalk)

Image credit: Sheryll Rose Serrana-De Leon

“The Little Mermaid statue in Talomo, Davao City, which resembles the one in Copenhagen.” — Sheryll Rose Serrana-De Leon

17. Goshen Resort, Bamban, Tarlac

Image credit: Erwin Padua

18. Balabac Island, Palawan

Image credit: Ron Camara

“Last of the last frontier of the Philippines. Balabac Island, Palawan. Mas maganda pa sa Maldives at Bora Bora.” — Ron Camara

19. Islas de Gigantes

Image credit: Katrina Paco

“Laucala? Of course not. It’s Iloilo, my dear!” — Katrina Paco

20. Calauit Safari Park, Busuanga, Palawan

Image credit: Cha Vanz

“Africa of Pinas…Calauit Safari Park, Busuanga, Palawan”

Also read: Why It’s Okay NOT to Travel the Philippines First

Don’t these pictures of beautiful places in the Philippines remind you of foreign countries?

Without a doubt, our country is beautiful in its own right. But if you’re trying to scratch your international travel itch, let these local destinations do you a favour.


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