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Travel Philippines UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park. Located 98 nautical miles southeast of Puerto Princesa in Palawan, Tubbataha Reef is a favorite of many scuba divers. CNN Travel counts it as one of the best dive sites in the world—all 99,600 hectares of it. It’s made up of two coral atolls, and corals cover about two-thirds of the area. Its diverse ecosystem is believed to rival Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, as it houses more than 300 coral and 400 fish species.

Paying homage to heritage sites

Whenever you visit another country, stopping by the places included in the UNESCO World Heritage List gives you a glimpse into the cultural and natural legacy of that part of the world. That and a chance to flood everyone’s Instagram feed with some #incrediblybeautiful, #dontyouwishyouwerehere photos. In the Philippines, this means mostly going underwater, climbing a mountain and a few other things in between.

By Maui V Reyes for Yahoo! Southeast Asia