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Revision as of 06:24, 24 December 2010
The chief island of the Philippines, from cobblestone streets of the colonial town of Vigan to the bustling metropolis of Manila to the rice terraces of Banaue, where the seat of the government is located and where the financial and commercial capitals as well as the national capital of the Philippines is located, this is Luzon.
- Metro Manila - The National Capital Region or NCR, this is where the national capital of the Philippines; Manila is situated, center of financial and commercial districts and as well as where the seat of the government is situated. It is one of the world's largest cities in terms of GDP.
- Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) - Home to the Banaue Rice Terraces which is a UNESCO World Heritage site and also called as the 8th wonder of the world in fascination how the early Filipinos have constructed the terraces which look like a stairway to heaven. This is where Sagada is also located, where you can see the hanging coffins. Aside from tourist attractions, what attracts the people to come here is its cool weather, so hop on if you feel global warming has attacked in the busy streets of the Philippines.
- Ilocos Region - This is where the well preserved European colonial town of Vigan is situated, a town where you can learn its history in its presence.
- Cagayan Valley - Something smells fishy?! This region has been known as the Tilapia capital of the Philippines.
- Central Luzon - Angeles city is the regional capital where the origins of the "Sisig" are found and it is also where the former home of the largest American military facility outside continental America.
- Bicol Region
- Banaue and Batad - famed rice terraces
- Corregidor Island - tour from Manila
- Pagudpud - white beach
- Pangasinan - Hundred islands
- Sagada - beautiful hikes, hanging coffins and the tremendous Simigang Cave
- Subic - beaches and special economic zone
- Tagaytay - Taal Volcano, the smallest volcano in the world
- Vigan - Spanish colonial town
- Albay - home of the almost perfectly-cone shaped volcano Mayon volcano
Luzon is served by 4 international airports; 1 is the country's main premier gateway, other 1 is for low-cost airlines and the remaining 2 are minor international airports.
Ninoy Aquino International Airport
Ninoy Aquino International Airport(IATA: MNL | ICAO: RPLL) is the Philippine's premier gateway to the country, it is the busiest airport in the country and is the 44th most busiest in the world. It is often rated as one of the worse airports because of the crowds during the rush hour as well as its over capacity. Philippine Airlines; the country's flag carrier, Cebu Pacific; the country's low-cost airline, Asiana Airlines,from Korea,Emirates, KLM, NWA, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines and QANTAS are just some of the major carriers that operate in this airport.
It is quite a hassle getting around but if you know your way, it is not really a big problem. Taxis are rampant in major cities such as Manila and Davao. In most cities and provinces, the public jeepney is a way of going around the main roads and routes while tricycles are bettr for specific destinations in minor roads. There is a fixed rate in jeepneys. However, this changes daily so ask around to know the new fare. In Metro Manila, there is the LRT and MRT train that you can travel with around. To get to places such as Baguio, Calamba , Bicol, Laoag and a whole lot of other places on Luzon by land, you can take a bus. There are numerous bus companies that depart from different parts of Manila.