Mount Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary

Brief description

Forming a mountain ridge running north-south along the Pujada Peninsula in the south-eastern part of the Eastern Mindanao Biodiversity Corridor, the Mount Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary has an elevation range of 75–1,637 m above sea level and provides critical habitat for a range of plant and animal species. The property showcases terrestrial and aquatic habitats at different elevations, and includes threatened and endemic flora and fauna species, eight of which are found only at Mount Hamiguitan. These include critically endangered trees, plants and the iconic Philippine eagle and Philippine cockatoo.

Unesco WHS list ref:  1403

I have never visited this site.

From my collection

I do have a card from this site – but as it has a very clear copyright statement forbidding reproduction or broadcast in any form, I’m afraid I can’t share it……

Cards to swap

And I have a couple of spares to swap – but again, as I can’t share it, I guess you will have to take a chance! Its a view of a mountain covered in rainforest and with wispy clouds.

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Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park

Brief description

This park features a spectacular limestone karst landscape with an underground river. One of the river’s distinguishing features is that it emerges directly into the sea, and its lower portion is subject to tidal influences. The area also represents a significant habitat for biodiversity conservation. The site contains a full ‘mountain-to-sea’ ecosystem and has some of the most important forests in Asia.

Unesco WHS list ref:  652

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From my collection

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I have a spare copy of the card above available to swap.

Historic Town of Vigan

Brief description

Established in the 16th century, Vigan is the best-preserved example of a planned Spanish colonial town in Asia. Its architecture reflects the coming together of cultural elements from elsewhere in the Philippines, from China and from Europe, resulting in a culture and townscape that have no parallel anywhere in East and South-East Asia.

Unesco WHS list ref:  502

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From my collection

philippines-vigan

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Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras

Brief description

For 2,000 years, the high rice fields of the Ifugao have followed the contours of the mountains. The fruit of knowledge handed down from one generation to the next, and the expression of sacred traditions and a delicate social balance, they have helped to create a landscape of great beauty that expresses the harmony between humankind and the environment.

Unesco WHS list ref:  722

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From my collection

philippines-banaue-rice-terraces

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Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park

Brief description

The Tubbataha Reef Marine Park covers 130,028 ha, including the North and South Reefs. It is a unique example of an atoll reef with a very high density of marine species; the North Islet serving as a nesting site for birds and marine turtles. The site is an excellent example of a pristine coral reef with a spectacular 100-m perpendicular wall, extensive lagoons and two coral islands.

Unesco WHS list ref:  653

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From my collection

philippines-tubbataha

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Baroque Churches of the Philippines

Brief description

These four churches, the first of which was built by the Spanish in the late 16th century, are located in Manila, Santa Maria, Paoay and Miag-ao. Their unique architectural style is a reinterpretation of European Baroque by Chinese and Philippine craftsmen.

Unesco WHS list ref:  677

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From my collection

philippines-baroque-churches

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