Topics: Philippines, Mindanao, Davao Region Pages: 2 (717 words) Published: August 6, 2013

The beginnings of Davao as a distinct geopolitical entity started during the last fifty years of Spanish rule in the country. While Spanish sovereignty had been established along the northeastern coasts of Mindanao down to Bislig as early as 1620, it was not until the conquest of Davao Gulf area in 1848 that Spanish sway in these parts became de facto, and Davao’s history began to be recorded. Davao has become a one of the most visited tourist destinations in the Philippines, they with the country are One of the most booming tourist destinations that tourists, Filipino or foreign, want to visit. Davao has world-class resorts and high end hotels and the city homes some of the best sporting facilities in the country. Davao has many majestic scenic views and is also rich in culture that is a mix of ethnic culture as well as influences from the West and from the East. Davao is also known as the 'Orchard of the Philippines' because the land is known for the exotic flowers like the orchids particularly the vanda sanderiana which is among over a thousand species that can only be found in this part of the Philippines. Davao is the major cutflower producer in the country. Davao is also the biggest exporter of tropical fruits in the Philippines. Pineapples, bananas, pomelos, marang, durian and mangoes are the land's major exports. The Philippine Eagle can also be found here (Davao). Davao is a unfailing paradise with a variety of natural attractions, calming seas as well as their inviting shores. The place will amaze nature lovers and adventure lovers for its world-class beaches, its magnificent islands, famous diving sites and an exciting range of mountain adventures that cannot be enjoyed elsewhere but Davao. Experience breathtaking picturesque scenic views in Davao. It's cultural and historical landmarks, like the historic Claveria Street as well as San Pedro Street. With its mountains like Mt. Apo, the highest peak in the Philippines, the waterfalls,...
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