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May 1, 2011 - Palawan    No Comments

The Must-See Tourists Spots in Palawan

Fact: Philippines’ western border holds a true gem.

Southwest of Manila and an hour flight to see the splendor of an idyllic paradise enshrined with inviting ambiance and nature gifts of humid bliss, is a holiday escape from the demanding day by day toil and a perfect rest.

Like the rest of this tropical country, the dry and wet season fills the scenery. In wet season, Palawan gets a lot of rainfall. The months of June to December are expected to be showery. The months of January to May give complimentary climate and is just right for a summer adventure. The southern part of Palawan enjoys nearly gets no storms but goes with tropical rains. The great time to sail to the district is from March to June. Summer still remains the most flocked season for travelers, foreign and domestic alike.

Dos Palmas Palawan

Dos Palmas Palawan—Photo courtesy of mynetbizz.com

The name Palawan is believed to originate from a Chinese word that means safe and beautiful wharf. Another presumption is that, since the islands’ shape resembles a closed umbrella, the Spanish named it as Palawan. Relics like porcelain and earthen wares found on the islands, date even before the colonial rule and pushes the islands’ history as its early inhabitants were engaged in trade with other parts of Asia. The Tabon cave and remains of the Tabon man is also found in Palawan which is why it is considered as the cradle of civilization in the country.
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