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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Best Beaches In Asia | Palawan

Wherever you walk in Palawan, you can’t say which corner of the place is more attractive. The location is perfect for one of the best beaches in the world and it has fascinated and still fascinates a lot of people. Although the action of “The Beach” by Alex Garlandhas been set for it in Thailand, the writer has looked for inspiration in this location in the Philippines .

With a predominantly mountainous, the island is covered by a lush PAWALAN specific rainforest vegetation. In the north is the island’s largest towns: Puerto Princesa andEl Nido. In El Nidosurroundings are found some of the most popular beaches, lagoons, hidden coves and waterfalls. It is a place for water sports, hiking or boating.

Welcome to Palawan, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Philippinesdue to its incredible range of attractions, activities and events. The visitors will quickly won over newcomers to Palawan. For those looking for the real life in the Philippines, or just a fun night, Palawan mixes the old world charm with a modern and vibrant nightlife.
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Bordered by the South China Sea and Sulu Sea, the main island of Palawan is home to the capital of Puerto Princesa. For those arriving in Palawan for the first time this is the last sign of civilization to the jungles and islands of the coast. This is the place to do banking, eating and partying before or after hiking.
In Palawan what is lacking in terms of modern infrastructure, it is largely compensated by its natural attractions. Sabang is located near the capital and has an underground river included among the UNESCO World Heritage. Travel agencies organize canoe trips through these wonderful caves, a spectacular experience for tourists.
Philippines Puerto Princesa Inside the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River
Inside Puerto Princesa Subterranean River 
Located the same distance from Borneo and Manila,Palawan is rich in reliefs. Starting from the center of mountains, the road descends toward the Pacific Ocean penetrates the dense vegetation to get over long and beautiful beaches, the main feature of the Philippines. It’s hard to move on site due to a very small road network. But patience, the distances are never excessive. The capital of Puerto Princesa has to be tasted in peace, surrounded by colonial buildings.

Who traveled to Thailand in the last decade, motivated by the desire of tourists to find their own paradise island, said the reality is below expectations. Luxury Islands in Thiland were converted into reserves exclusive common man accessible only by overflying their boat, on being present, in most cases, completely forbidden.
On the other hand, the Philippines enjoys over 7,000 islands and so many beaches virgin, that is very easy to rent a fishing boat on a sum of anything and so surf to explore your own island. Group of islands in the archipelago west of Tagalog is described even by locals as the last frontier of their country. We could say thatPalawan Islands are incredibly exotic, if any, of course, for comparison to exotic!
It’s a dream archipelago consisting of thousands of islands, limestone, crossed by underground rivers, adorned with bizarre rocks covered by lush tropical forests and garnished, of course, beaches whose sand is dazzling white. The most popular beaches are those of Honda Bay, Cannon Island, Bat Island and Starfish Island in Palawan but the real challenge is to discover your own island. The locals believe that the most isolated places on the beach, accompanied by the best places for diving in the world, remains Sangat Island Reserve. On the other hand, the most luxurious resorts are in El Nido. You choose!

Best Beaches In Asia | Koh Phi Phi, Thailand

Situated on the coast of Thailand, in the Andaman Sea, Koh Phi Phi Islands are located between the island of Phuket and the mainland. Koh Phi Phi, one of the Best Beaches In The World is very famous for its diving sites and for magnificent beaches with beautiful sand. This place is well known for the famous movie ”The Beach”,  released on cinema’s screens in 2000, directed by Danny Boyle, with actors like Leonardo DiCaprio, Virginie Ledoyen and Guillaume Canet. The film was made near Koh Phi Phi island, on the island of Phi Phi Lee,  MAYA BAY.
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Koh Phi Phi is one of the most visited islands in Krabi province and it is labeled the most beautiful island in Asia.  In fact, we are talking about a group of islands that abound in rocks, caves and white sandy beaches.  If you don’t like the warm of sandy beaches , you can take your mask and snorkel to observe the seabed and a lot of colorful fishes. The divers will find in Koh Phi Phi a very diverse fauna and flora. They can enjoy the coral reefs. Forget the car here, because you are moving by boat. The island of Koh Phi Phi is accessible from various points : Phuket, Krabi and Koh Lanta.
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Since 1983, Ko Phi Phi  was declared National Park.  After the 2004 tsunami, the Koh PHI PHI island was almost fully recovered , being practically rebuilt and ready to receive visitors. Due to
the latest archaeological discoveries, it seems that the old communities of the island, coming from very ancient times,were called  Krabi (“sword” in translation),  like the name of the province.
The name of the island, Koh Phi Phi, is a Malaysian name, and comes from the original word which refers to the translation of mangrove forests .
Prices are not so high in Koh Phi Phi, at least for those who have never stepped into Thailand, but 3-4 higher than the rest of Thailand. Accommodation is between 10 and 20$ up to 50-100 $ per night, depending on the location of the bungalows.  The food is also not so expensive.
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Unfortunately, the distance makes all the difference in price, but for lovers of exotic, KO PHI PHI is definitely a recommended destination, because is one of the top beaches in the world .
All accommodations in Phi Phi Islands are situated in the largest  island, namedKoh Phi Phi . On this island, you can relax in one of the many restaurants eating fresh seafood, or rent boats to visit the lime stone caves of Phang Nga Bay, or enjoy a sun bath on sandy beaches.
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