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Mayon Volcano is the most active volcano in the Philippines, having erupted over 47 times in the past 400 years. It is also considered to be the world's most perfectly formed volcano for its symmetrical cone. It reaches 2,460 meters and is the central feature of the Albay Province, about 300km southeast of Manila. 


Climbing Mayon is possible but can be dangerous. Some organized treks are planned over a 4-day schedule. 


The best time for mountaineering in the Philippines is either during the summer months from March to June, or during the dry season from November to February. It is best to avoid mountaineering activities during the wet season when strong typhoons buffet the provinces. 


10. Feast on mouth-watering Filipino delicacies.  


In the Philippines you cannot escape the temptations of food; you are literally surrounded by it. Take a stroll down a beach and the chances are you will find vendors selling everything from barbecue sticks to balut - boiled, unhatched chicken or duck eggs. 


When it comes to food the Philippines has it all - a fabulous mix of foreign cuisine plus its own mouth-watering delicacies. 


(For more information on Filipino food see the article Food in the Philippines.) 



Well, there you have it - the top 10 reasons to visit the Philippines. 


But of course there are more reasons than can be listed here. For example, festivals that bring out the culture of the people, historic churches that date back to the Spanish era, the exciting night life of Manila, Angeles City, and Cebu, play golf on courses designed by some of the best golf celebrities in the world, and more ... 


And a final reminder - don't forget to take your camera! 


Allan Miller, 18 Dec 2008
Copyright © 2008 Allan Miller


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