Estimate population 103,775,010 - Capital City: Manila
The Philippines are worth exploring due to its richness of Malay, Spanish, and American cultures. The archipelago consists of more than 7,000 islands and islets, the two largest islands are Luzon and Mindanao. Other major islands are Negros, Samar, Palawan, Panay, Mindoro, Leyte, Bohol, Catanduanes, Cebu, and Masbate. The total area is about 299,900 square kilometres (115,800 square miles).
Some magnificent regions to explore are North Luzon Highlands, Central Plain, Cagayan Valley, Sierra Madre, Davao-Agusan Lowland, Cotabato Lowland, Bukidnon-Lanao Plateau, Tablas Plateau, and Leyte Valley. There are a number of major ranges like the Sierra Madre, Cordillera Central, Caraballo Mountains, Zambales Mountains, and Diuata (Diwata) Mountains. If you're into mountain peaks you can explore Mount Apo, Mount Pulog, or Mount Halcon. River exploration is possible by visiting Cagayan, Agno, Pampanga, Pasig, Bicol, Mindanao, or Agusan rivers. If rivers don't catch your interest maybe some of these beautiful lakes will, Laguna de Bay, Lake Sultan Alonto, or Lake Taal.