The Philippines is an archipelago of 7,107 islands in the Pacific Ocean. The name of the country–Philippines–was given by the Spaniards who conquered the country for over 300 years. It is named after King Philip II of Spain in the 16th century.
The country is divided into three island groups–Luzon in the north, Visayas in the middle, and Mindanao in the southern part.
The Philippines is rich in natural resources. It has scenic mountains and volcanoes, beautiful waterfalls, white-sand beaches, coral reefs, and forests rich with wild plants and animals.
Some of the world-known tourist attractions of the Philippines include the Chocolate Hills in Bohol, the Pagsanjan Falls, Boracay beaches, Puerto Galera, Mount Apo, El Nido in Palawan, Tubbataha Reefs in the Sulu Sea and many more. The Philippines is really a must-see paradise.