Thailand and Philippines 2024: What do you Need to Know While Travelling?

Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport, or NAIA, is the main international entrance to the country located in the country’s capital. The airport is approximately 4 miles, 7 km, from Manila. There are several modes of transportation to travel from the airport to the city of Manila: bus, rail, taxi, and car rental.

Since the Philippines is a country that consists of approximately 7,641 islands, traveling to different areas can be a bit difficult. Once you reach Manila, connecting flights and ferries are the top ways that these islands are reached.

The Port of Manila is the largest seaport within the country. The port consists of three separate areas – Manila North Harbor, Manila South Harbor, and the Manila International Container – but the North Harbor is the point of departure and arrival for all domestic ferries. Transportation from the airport to the terminals can be taken via bus, night bus, taxi, car, or town car. Ferries servicing the Philippine islands depart from Manila North Harbor Pier 4. There are over 30 different ferry companies and 191 specific routes within the Philippines.

Places to Visit


Dumaguete, nicknamed “the city of gentle people”, is a progressive city and provides access to beautiful views and landscapes. Whether you are looking for beaches, hiking, or waterfalls, Dumaguete offers it all. If you want to experience an active volcano in person that is a part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, visit the 2,430-meter Mt. Kanlaon in Mount Kanlaon National Park. To sate more of that adventurous spirit, descend underground to explore the tunnels of Crystal Cave, Pandalihan Cave, and Panligawan Cave. If you are looking for more of a laidback activity to pass the time, take a walk along Rizal Boulevard and enjoy the ocean views and some fresh tempura.
To get to Dumaguete you can take the ferry at


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Cebu City is a place rich in history and culture and is a must-do for those visiting the country. If you are looking to understand the history and traditions of the Philippines, make sure to visit the Cebu Heritage Monument, Yap San Diego Ancestral House, and Fort San Pedro. Cebu is also home to the oldest Catholic Church in the Philippines, the Basilica del Santa Nino. To view all that Cebu has to offer, visit Tops Lookout to get an unobstructed panorama of the city.
There is also a ferry going from Manila to Cebu.

Puerto Princesa

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While Puerto Princesa may be overlooked for more popular beach destinations, there are quite a few underrated destinations and sights that this city has to offer. Explore one of the new seven wonders of the world by boarding a paddle boat and drifting along an underground river in the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park. If you are looking to enjoy some beach time, spend the day at Nagtabon Beach. After you have spent all day enjoying the sun and sea, head up to the Nagtabon View Deck to watch the sunset over the cove.

If you do not want to fly there is a ferry that goes from Manila to Puerto Princesa.

Read also: Top 15 Largest Islands in the World by Land Area

It’s Time To Visit Thailand

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Thailand has become one of the most popular tourist destinations, and with good reason. It is famous among other things for its natural beauty and vibrant party scene. But if you are planning on going there, you do not have to do what everyone does. By this, we mean a visit to one of Phuket, Pattaya, or Bangkok. We are here to tell you about a little city that is not as well-known as it should be. The city of Hat Yai is not very common on the list of destinations tourists like to visit. But they are missing out on an incredible experience that awaits them there.

Hat Yai has become one of the hubs of southern Thailand, and there are several ways to get there. The international airport of the city is well connected to most prominent cities in the region. It is an important stop for Muslims who are on their way to Mecca since a lot of people try to get from Singapore to Hat Yai on their way to the holy city.

What do you get to experience?

Like many cities in Thailand, Hat Yai, among other things, it is known for the variety of goods it has to offer in terms of shopping. Some of the most popular shopping spots are the Greenway Night Market and the ASEAN Trade Bazaar. Going to both these places is a great way to get a taste of the local culture and interact with the people of Hat Yai. What makes this city even more special is that you are never too far away from nature. You have many spots to visit, such as the Thale Noi

Waterbird Park and Khuan Chedi Peak

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Going to the latter will make you feel like you are floating on a cloud. The trek to this peak is an enthralling experience and rejuvenates you. Both the Thale Noi Waterbird Park and the Khuan Chedi Peak are a short drive away from the city.

Read also: 10 Fascinating and Beautiful Islands In Thailand To Visit

A little something for everyone

A must-visit eatery in Hat Yai is Alive. The restaurant gives you the feeling of being in a jungle. This unique restaurant is not only worthy of your Instagram feed but also has some delicious food to boot. If you are a foodie, then you must make it a point to try the local delicacy known on social media as “flower crabs.”

Hat Yai has a special place just for animal lovers as well. Wine Village is a place where you can feed sheep and goats and make friends with them as well! Once you have had your share of relaxation, you might start to miss the hustle and bustle of city life. One place that will give you just that is the Kim Yong Market, where you will come across nuts and dry fruits that you might have never even heard of.

Ultimately, Hat Yai is a place that has the best of what Thailand has to offer. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to call it a microcosm of the country. The next time you think of visiting this great nation, make it a point to visit this haven down south.

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