‘Philippines’ The South-east Asian country, get favourite Philippines tour packages from India by the best tour guide to explore Coasts of Philippines Island. West-pacific region the land of 7,000 Islands. The sprawling capital, Manila, famous for waterfront promenade and Centuries-old Chinatown. Intramuros, a walled city in colonial times, the heart of Old Manila. The home to the baroque 16th-century San Agustin Church, Fort Santiago, storied citadel and military prison.
The History of the Philippines believed to begun with the arrival of first human using rafts or primitive boat at least 67,000 years ago (2007 discovery of Callao Man suggested). Negrito tribes first inhabited the isles. Groups of Austronesians later migrated to the Islands.
Eventually various groups developed, separated into hunter-gatherer tribes, warrior societies, petty plutocracies and maritime-oriented harbour principalities which eventually grew into Kingdoms, Rajahnates, Kedatuans, Huangdoms and Sultanates. These small nations were either greatly influenced by The Indian Hindu Religion, language, culture, literature and philosophy from India through many campaigns from India including South-East Asia campaign of Rajendra Chola I, Islam from Arabia or were Sinified tributary states allied to China.
The nations included the Indianized Rajahnates of Butuan and Cebu, The dynasty of Tondo, the august kingdoms of Maysapan and Maynila, The Kedatuan of Madja-as, the sinified Huangdom of Ma-i, the Huangdom of Pangasinan as well as the Muslim Sultanates of Sulu, Lanao and Maguindanao. These small maritime states flourished from the 1st millennium. These kingdoms traded with what are now called China, India, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, and Indonesia. The remainder of the settlements were independent barangays allied with one of the larger states.
The first recorded visit by Europeans is The arrival of Ferdinand Magellan. He sighted Samar Island on March 16, 1521 and landed the next day on Homonhon Island, now part of Guiuan, Eastern Samar. The Spanish colonization began with the arrival of Miguel López de Legazpi’s expedition on February 13, 1565 from Mexico. He established the first permanent settlement in Cebu. Much of the archipelago came under Spanish rule, creating the first unified political structure known as the Philippines. Spanish colonial rule saw an introduction of Christianity, the code of law and the oldest modern university in Asia. The Philippines was ruled under the Mexico-based Viceroyalty of New Spain until Mexican independence. After which, the colony was directly governed by Spain.
Spanish rule ended in 1898 with Spain’s defeat in the Spanish–American War. The Philippines then became a colony of the United States.
The Philippines was first settled by Melanesians; today, although few in numbers, they preserve a very traditional way of life and culture. After them, the Austronesians or more specifically, Malayo-Polynesians, arrived on the islands. Today the Austronesian culture is very evident in the ethnicity, language, food, dance and almost every aspect of the culture. These Austronesians engaged in trading with China, India, Palau, Malay, USA, Malaysia, Papua, west Pacific Islander, Indonesian Islands, the Middle East, Borneo, and other places. As a result, those cultures have also left a mark on Filipino culture.
The Spanish colonized the islands and after more than three centuries of colonization Hispanic influence has heavily impacted the culture. The Philippines being governed from both Mexico and Spain, had received a fair bit of Hispanic influence. Mexican and Spanish influence can be seen in dance and religion as well as many other aspects of the culture. After being colonized by Spain, the Philippines became a U.S. territory for almost 50 years. Influence from the United States is seen in the wide use of the English language, and the modern pop culture.
8) El Nido, Palawan
9) Puerto Princesa
1) Manic Monkey
2) La Plage Sunset Bar & Restaurant
3) Red Pirates Club
4) City Of Dreams Manila
5) Exit Bar
6) Pico De Loro
7) Valcyrie NightClub
9) Club Paraw
10) Metro Walk