Reaction Paper (with Regard to Philippine World Heritage Sites)

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Reaction Paper (with Regard to Philippine World Heritage Sites)

By | March 2013
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The documentary “Legacy: Philippine World Heritage Sites” mainly focuses on obviously, the most prominent and prolific spots in the country. Toti, an architect, who manifested great interest towards historical structures and landmarks, traveled around the country to resuscitate Filipinos’ awareness regarding the maintenance of our beloved wonders, namely, the admirable Tubbataha Reef located at the Sulu Sea near Palawan; the magnificent Subterranean River National Park in Puerto Princesa; the ever glorious historic wonder Banaue Rice Terraces in Ifugao; the majestic Mexican-Chinese like city of Vigan; and the aesthetically designed solemn Baroque Churches located around the country. Each of these landmarks exhibit unique structures and distinctive characteristics, incomparable to anywhere else in this entire world.

The ravishing beauty of Tubbataha Reef, which is located about 180 kilometers away from Palawan province, has established its popularity among sports divers, particularly foreigners, for its distinctive coral reefs, specifically those with gigantic sizes, of which served as habitats for an enormous number of diverse marine species. It is widely known for its biodiversity – its depths consisted of about 372 kinds of coral reefs, and about 400 species of fish. Another notable thing about the Tubbataha Reef is the preview you can get of the sunset.

It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, under the protection of the Department of National Defense (DND), and is administered as part of Cagayancillo town in Palawan. It was also once nominated in the New Seven Wonders of Nature.

The Subterranean River National Park, which was historically known for being covered by a tropical sea 30 million years ago, has developed its identity for fame due to its Jurassic Park like appearance. The park is most notable for its mangrove forests, consisting of about 280 different kinds of trees, and having unique geological features. The main attraction...

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