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DVOW Nominee from Palawan

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Philippines Magic Drone Video

Laurent Paris

Lying between the Sulu Sea and South China Sea, the Province of Palawan is an archipelago in the Philippines. Humans have lived in Palawan for more the 50,000 years and ancient relics have been found in the area that are approximately 5,000 years old. With so much history, it’s easy to see why people might want to travel there. After watching this drone video  by Laurent Paris, (which was nominated for Drone Video of the Week) you'll be re-thinking your next vacation plans! 

Aerial Reel of Coron

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Coron, Palawan Aerial Reel


Palawan in the Philippines is both an island and a province.  The province includes several other islands, the most notable of which sit to the north of Palawan Island, the oblong shaped island which is the main part of the province.  The region of Coron covers much of this northern island area, including the island of Coron itself.  In this video, contributor URL_Eleven uses a drone to give us a bird's eye view of this island paradise, which includes hundreds of small uninhabited islets.  

DVOW DVOM Winner from Philippines

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With over 7,700 islands, it's not surprising that the Philippines has become such a magnet for drone pilots around the world  This three and a half minute video by contributor Bachir_Photo_Phactory shows off the best of the archipelgago from a bird's eye perspective.  Feast your eyes on tropical forests, crystal clear waters, Chocolate Hills, abundant waterfalls, and famous paraw sailing boats. It is easy to see why this video won both Drone Video of the Week and Drone Video of the Month. 

Palawan and Cebu

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Philippines in 4K


Top contributor hamza_mujtaba created this magnificent 4k aerial tour of the Philippines which was a DVOW finalist in July 2019. The video features footage from the western region of Palawan as well as the island of Cebu in the Central Visayan Islands.  Specific locations featured include: Kawasan Falls on Cebu; Puerto Princesa, the capital of the Palawan province; El Nido, the famous beach area in the northern part of Palawan; and Osmeña Peak, one of the highest mountain peaks on Cebu and the most easily accessible.  

DVA Nominee from the Philippines

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Philippines | A Place I Call Home

Merr Watson

Follow travel vlogger, Merr Watson, on a tour through her home country – the Philippines. An official selection in the 2017 Drone Video Awards, this video takes a look at some of the lush, untouched islands, clear waters, and smiling faces that make up this Asian archipelago consisting of over 7k individual islands large and small.  Highlights include aerial footage of Sirgao, Palawan, and Cebu, among other spots around this beautiful Southeast Asian country.

Amazing Colors of the Philippines

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Colors of The Philippines From The Air (4K)


This high-definition, aerial video of the Philippines by talented pilot christer_isulat is a must watch. He says he wanted to put together a film showcasing the variety of beautiful colors you can see around the island nation. This video certainly does that and more. Using a variety of shooting techniques - tilting shots, pans, rotating shots, top-downs, and more - he’ll bring us over three minutes of nature footage by drone from the 7,461 islands that make up the archipelago in Southeast Asia. 

Negros: Kanlaon Volcano

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Kanlaon Volcano, Philippines.

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Part of the Ring of Fire, Kanlaon is one of the most active volcano in the Philippines. With an altitude of almost 2.5k meters (just under 8.1k ft.), it's the highest peak on Negros and indeed in the entire Vasayan Islands region.  From the waterfalls at the base, to the Margaja Valley caldera and rocky Lugud crater, the Canlaon volcano brings new meaning to the saying, "beautiful but deadly."  Contributor NAVA flew over the top of this marvel, creating one of the most-viewed drone videos on AirVuz.  

Kayangan Lake

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Kayangan Lake, Coron, Palawan


The island of Coron in the Philippines has become one of the world's hottest beach destinations.  Located off the northern tip of the larger island of Palawan, one of the attractions of Coron is its line of lakes which extend from the middle of the island northward.  In this drone video by pnoymavic30, you'll get a bird's eye view of Kayangan Lake.  With its spectacular crystal waters, it's the northernmost lake of the group, lying just a few km/mi inland from the island's northern coastline. This video was a DVOW nominee in August, 2019. 

DVOM Winner from Palawan

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A Tropical Paradise | Coron Palawan

Merr Watson

Top contributor Merr Watson, who hails from the Philippines, travels to world making amazing videos which incorporate extensive drone footage.  In this video, she covers the magical Philippines province of Palawan, which includes Palawan Island, the nearby Coron Island, and many others.  It's rapidly becoming one of the most popular travel destinations in the Philippines archipelago.  This amazing production was selected as a winner of the AirVuz Drone Video of the Month in June 2018.

Aerial Tour of the Visayans

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Visayas, Philippines


The Philippines is divided into three broad regions, corresponding to north, central, and southern island groupings.  The middle portion is called the Visayan Islands, which consists of a half-dozen major islands and hundreds of smaller ones.  It's named after the Visayan ethnicity predominant in the region, which also includes peoples native to parts of the neighboring Luzon and Mindanao regions.  In this fantastic drone video by contributor christer_insulat, you'll get an aerial tour of this fascinating tropical paradise.  

A Philippines Story

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The Philippines - You TRAVEL to EVOLVE


Top Australian drone pilot and aerial videographer Jaxon Roberts headed to the Philippines to make this inspiring travel video.  A master at injecting a strong human element into his videos, he uses the gorgeous backdrop of the island archipelago to tell a story about how travel opens our minds and helps us to become better people.  It's a masterpiece in an evolving genre of using drones to tell stories about beautiful places and the people who live and travel there.  

Bataan Peninsula: Sisiman

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Carlo Caacbay

Sisiman is a small coastal village at the tip of the Bataan Peninsula on the island of Luzon in the Phillipines, just across Manila Bay from the great capital city.  Contributor Carlos Caacbay's drone video captures this magnificent looking place, whose beauty hides a grim past: this was the starting point for the infamous Bataan Death March in an early phase of World War II, in which thousands of US and allied POW's died during early 1942 while being force-marched through the jungle by their Japanese captors.   

Surigao del Norte

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"Anak" - A Department of Tourism's ad


The Philippines' Surigao del Norte province sits on several islands, with the largest portion on the north end of Mindanao, the major island of the southern part of the Philippines.  Contributor Franz Pilot shot this aerial video of this region, which was close to the site of a major World War II naval battle (collectively known as the Battle of Leyte Gulf), for the Philippines Department of Tourism.  Using an Inspire 1 and a Phantom 4 Pro drone from DJI, his video captures the beauty of the area, including the Hinatuan ("Enhanted") River.

Manila: Capital City

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The Colors of Manila: DJI Phantom 4 Pro

Erin Rushton Media

If you spend 60 seconds watching this drone video of Manila, Philippines by Erin Rushton Media, you'll get a great sense for the look of the city.  The country's capital city, which lies on Manila Bay in central Luzon, is one of the world's largest cities.  While the city itself is "only" 2 million, it's the center of a metropolitan area of over 20 million.  Most of the video is shot around the core downtown area, which has been front and center in Southeast Asia's ongoing skyscraper building boom.

Luzon's Highlands

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Philippines Highlands: Drone Footage of North Luzon


While the Philippines island Luzon is the country's most heavily populated, the vast majority of the island's population lives in the central part of the highland.  In contrast, the mountainous northern part of the island, which is home to some of its most spectacular natural scenery, is sparsely populated.  In this video by top contributor Jack Shirley, you'll get an aerial tour of the region, including some awesome bird's eye views of Sagada, Banaue, Buscalan, Tinglayan, Bugnay, and more.

Siargo Island

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Beautiful Island Philippines, Siargao


Of the islands that comprise the Mindanao Region of the Philippines, Siargo is probably the best known to the traveler community.  It's situated to the northeast of the main island of Mindanao, in the province of Surigao del Norte.  Siargo has some of the most magnificent natural scenery in the Philippines, with stunning white sand beaches, coral reefs, and mangroves.  Contributor Deka0831 used her drone to bring us this amazing aerial tour of the island, ranked as the #1 island in the 2019 CN Traveler survey.

The Central Visayans

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Philippines From Above - Cebu, Bohol, Siquijor & Banaue (Part 3 of 4)


The third part of Big Head Greg's award winning four part series of videos on Philippines focuses on the central part of the country.  Most of the footage is from Cebu and Bohol, two of the largest of the so-called Visayan Islands which make up the middle part of the country.  The video also includes footage of Siquijor, a small tropical paradise island just to the south of Bohol.  The last part of the video features footage of Banaue, which is not in the Visayans but rather in the northern region of Luzon.

Cebu, Bohol, and Leyte

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The Visayas: Cebu, Bohol, and Leyte

Marc Piramide

In this video, contributor Marc Piramide takes us on an aerial tour of the three islands which comprise the heart of the Philippines' Central Visayan Islands (also known as the Central Philippines) - Cebu, Bohol, and Leyte.  The opening shot is of Cebu City, the largest urban area in the region and the second-largest city in the country.  The remainder of the video focuses on the natural sights for which the region is famous - endless white sand beaches, tiny island sand bars, mangrove swamps, and shimmering, crystal blue waters.  

Palawan's Port Barton

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Port Barton, Palawan, The Philippines


Port Barton, Philippines  sits on a bay of the same name on the northern part of the Palawan coastline, facing the South China Sea to its west.  Far from any large towns and with semi-protected waters, it's become popular with active travelers seeking places for kayaking, backpacking, and other outdoor activities.  Contributor Jack Shirley created this amazing aerial video of Port Barton and the nearby German Island; prepare to be amazed by the beauty of this tropical island paradise.  

Bocol's Chocolate Hills

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Bohol from the Sky

Ben Freely

The Philippines are known for their geometric rice fields, roaring waterfalls, crystal clear waters, and lush foliage, and...Chocolate Hills?  Top contributor Ben Freely brings us this amazing aerial view of this phenomenon, located on the island of Bohol in the Central Visayan region of the country.  There are up to 1,776 of these mini hills, which cover an area of about 50 square km or around 20 square mi.  They derive their name from the appearance they take when their green grass covering turns brown.  

Cebu: Philippines' Second City

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Cebu City, the Philippines

Marc Piramide

In this video, contributor and drone pilot Marc Piramide takes us on an aerial tour of the second largest city in the Philippines.  Cebu City, on the island of Cebu, is the center of a metropolitan area of about 3 million as of 2018, making it the second largest urban area in the Philippines.  It is the dominant city of the Visayan Islands, as the central part of the country known.  Known as the oldest city in the Philippines, the port of Cebu City is one of the country's most important, particularly for domestic trade. 

Southern Luzon: Bicol

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Carlo Caacbay

Bicol is the southern region of Luzon, the largest island of the Philippines.  The Bicol region also includes several large islands, such as Masbate and Burias, and many smaller ones.  Much less populated than central Luzon, Bicol is perhaps best known as the home of Mayon, an active volcano with a perfectly symmetrical conical shape.  Contributor Crlo Caacbay created this epic drone video of the region, home to some of the most stunning natural scenery in Luzon and indeed in all of Southeast Asia.

Batanes Islands

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Batanes, Philippines

Jc Gellidon

The official region of Luzon in the northern part of the Philippines includes not only the huge namesake island itself but many islands surrounding it.  The Batanes are a group of islands lying well north of Luzon Island.  These sparsely occupied islands are home to stunning cliffs and magnificent views of the South China Sea.  Content creator and pilot JC Gellidon used a DJI Phantom 4 drone to create this spectacular view of these islands, which constitute the northernmost territory of the country.  

Culasi Island

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Discover the Majestic Island of Culasi


Panay is the westernmost of the major Central Visayan Islands which make up the central part of the Philippines.  Although it's one of the larger islands in the archipelago in terms of land area, it's less well known than Negros, Cebu, and Bohol, the islands which line up moving southeast of Panay.  In this video, contributor choypictures // lights and shades gives us an aerial view of Culasi, a beautiful area in the northwestern part of Panay which is becoming Panay's first "hot" tourist destination.

Sulu Archipelago: Tenusa Island

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Tenusa Island - Basilan

Ian Gongona

Check out this fantastic drone video of an almost-unkown island in the Philippines.  Tenusa Island is part of the Sulu Archipelago, a group of islands lying to the west of Mindanao, the main island of the southern Philippines.  Tenusa (Bihintinusa) is a tiny island lying off of the southern coast of Basilan, the largest of the Sulu mini-archipelago.  Barely visible on a map, and with no permanent residents, Tenusa sparkles in the Sulu Sea.  The video was created by contributor and drone pilot Ian Gongona. 

Mindoro Island

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Mindoro, Philippines - Aerials


Contributor Franz_pilot created this beautiful drone video of Mindoro, a large island of the northern Philippines.  Mindoro lies off the coast of Luzon (the country's largest island), and is itself the seventh largest island in the country.  Mindoro has a unique native culture, one which is distinct from the various cultures of Luzon to the north and the Visayan Islands to the south.  As you will see from the video, it's a mountainous island, featuring brilliant white sand beaches along its extensive coastline.  

Northern Luzon

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Northern Luzon, Philippines

Andrew Asencio

Contributor and drone pilot Andres Ascencio created this stunning aerial video of the northern part of Luzon in the Philippines.  The Iloco region of the most populous island in the Philippines archipelago is located in its far northwestern corner, on the South China Sea.  It is far less well known than the area around the Lingayen Gulf which lies to the south of Iloco.  The video includes footage of "mainland" Iloco as well as of Badoc, a tiny island which is a short distance off of a peninsula at Lobit.

Tiny Island in the Gulf of Ragay

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Animasola: Lonely Island in the Philippines

Ian Gongona

The Philippines consists of over 7,000 islands, many of which are just barely visible on a map. Here is one of them.  It's called Animasola, and it sits roughly between Burias Island and the main island of Luzon in a body of water called the Gulf of Ragay.  It's part of the Marbate province, which is in turn part of the Luzon region.  Barely visible on Google Maps if you zoom in enough, you'll see why when you check out this fantastic bird's eye view of this tiny bit of tropical paradise, compliments of Ian Gongona.  

Palawan's Corong-Corong Beach

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Corong-Corong, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

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Top contributor Inigui created this magnificent aerial look at what may be the most beautiful beach in the Philippines.  Corong-Corong Beach is in the municipality of El Nido, which occupies the northern tip of Palawan Island.  It sits on Bacuit Bay, just to the south of the area's more well known beaches on El Nido Bay.  The video opens with an epic shot flying across Bacuit Bay toward a steep "mini-mountain", with Corong-Corong Beach on the right.  As the drone ascends, you'll also get a look at El Nido Bay.

Aerial Tour of Cebu Island

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Amazing Cebu

Marc Piramide

Take a tour of the Philippines island of Cebu, compliments of contributor Marc Piramide.  The province of Cebu consists of the main island plus over 150 surrounding islands.  It's the most populous province of the Central Visayan Islands, one of the main regions of the country, which includes most of the central part of the country.  The video, which features footage from the length of the island, was created in collaboration with Mactan Cebu International Airport and the Department of Tourism.

Explosive Mt. Pinatubo

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Mount Pinatubo Philippines

Jc Gellidon

Contributor Jc Gellidon created this amazing drone video of Mt. Pinatubo in the Philippines, the site of one of the most explosive volcanic eruptions of the 20th century.  Fortunately, there was sufficient warning such that most of the people directly in harm's way were evacuated and thus avoided injury when the explosion occurred on June 15, 1991.  The eruption pushed over 30 billion tons of dust and sulphur dioxide into the atmosphere, disrupting the global climate for at least two years thereafter.  

Southern Philippines: Samal Island

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Beautiful White Sand Beach (Samal Island)


Here is a great aerial tour of the island of Samal in the southern Philippines, compliments of contributor and drone pilot Nehvolution.  Samal is in the Davao Gulf of Mindanao, the main island of the southern part of the country and its second most populated after Luzon.  Samal is close to Davao City, the capital of the Mindanao province and the center of the country's third largest metro area.  Proximity to Davao City led to heavy bombing damaga on Samal in World War II. 

Western Luzon: Bolinao

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Carlo Caacbay

The westernmost portion of the Pangasinan province of Luzon is the municipality of Bolinao.  Situated in the western part of Luzon, Bolinao is surrounded by the sea, with the Lingayen Gulf to its east and the South China Sea to its west.  Bolinao is generally considered to be one of the most scenic areas in all of Luzon, the Philippines' largest island.  Content creator and pilot Carlo Caacbay used a drone combined with ground camera footage to create this spectacular virtual tour of this spectacular tropical region.  

Drone Tour of Negros

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Philippines - Negros Canlaon Manjuyod Apo Island 4k Drone Footage

Mr. Gavintech

In this video, contributor Mr. Gavintech takes us on an aerial tour of Negros and its surrounding islands in the central part of the Philippines.  His video features aerial footage of most of the natural scenery which makes Negros one of the top tourist destinations in the entire Philippines archipelago.  Prepare to be amazed by the bird's eye views of the Manjuyod sandbar, the Canlaon volcano (the highest peak in the entire Visayan Islands region), Apo Island, Dumaguete, and more.

Northern Luzon: Mt. Guiting-Guiting

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Mt Guiting Guiting Philippines


Check out this stunning aerial view of a well known mountain in the northern Philippines.  It's called Mount Guiting-Guiting.  It's situated on Sibuyan, an island in the Sibuyan Sea, south of Luzon.  The mountain has a peak elevation of about 2.05k meters, or around 6.75k ft.  Known in part for its impressive range of biodiversity, the mountain is part of the Mt. Guiting-Guiting Natural Park.  The mountain (and island) is part of the province of Romblon, which covers the main islands in the Sibuyan Sea.  

Aerial Tour of Bohol

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My Travel Video: Part 2 Featuring Bohol, Philippines

Jermeister Deap

Bohol is a medium sized island in the south central portion of the Philippines, sitting between the somewhat larger islands of Cebu to its west and Leyte to its east.  With its distinctive Chocolate Mountains and other natural wonders, Bohol has caught the attention of drone pilots such as contributor Jermeister Deap.  He created this beautiful aerial video of the island, the 10th largest amongst the thousands that make up the archipelago, and one of the largest of the Visayan Islands of the central Philippines.

Camigun from Above

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Heaven Island Philippines, Camiguin / White island


After Sirgao, the most well known of the smaller islands of the Philippines Mindanao region is probably Camiguin.  Covering a modest land area of about 240 square km (about 90 square mi), Camiguin is situated in the Bohol Sea, off the northwestern part of the island of Mindanao.  As you will see in this drone video by Deka0831, Camiguin represents a stunning little bit of paradise, with a hilly interior surrounded by appealing white sandbars and sparkling blue seas.

Profile of Merr Watson

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The Drone Dish: Merr Watson

The Drone Dish

Contributor Merr Watson, a rising travel blogger who has introduced drones into her repertoir, hails from the Philippines.  Her most popular video on AirVuz is "A Place I Call Home", a tribute to her native Philippines, which was a finalist for the first annual 2017 AirVuz Drone Video Awards in the People category.  On this episode of The Drone Dish, host Tyler Mason chats with this former corporate marketing professional turned world traveler, who now makes her home in Western Australia.

Pangasinan, Western Luzon

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Pangasinan, Philippines / 4K Video Compilation


Jibo888 created this brilliant 4k drone video of Pangasinan, a province of western Luzon in the Philippines.  Situated north northwest of Manila in the area surrounding the Gulf of Lingayen, the native inhabitants of Pangasinan maintain a distinctive culture and language.  The video includes aerial footage of some of the region's most well-known spots, including the Hundred Islands National Park, Alaminos City, Tondaligan beach, Natividad Pangasinan, Maranum Falls, Bolinao Beach Resort, and more.

Mindanao's Capital City

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Land of Promise (The most livable City the city of Davao)


To get a sense of what the Philippines third-argest city looks like from the air, check out this drone video by Nehvolution.  He flies over Davao, the largest city in the southern region of the country.  It sits in the southeastern part of the island of Mindanao (the main island of the region), on the Gulf of Davao.  The video will take you through the center of the city and its suburbs; together they make up the Davao metropolitan area, which is the third largest in the Philippines.  

Samal, Golf of Davao

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IGACOS (Island Garden City of Samal)


Check out this beautiful drone video from an island in the southern Philippines, compliments of shoot2thrill.  It's called the Island Garden City of Samal, often shortened to simply Samal. It's actually two islands in the Gulf of Davao, a gulf which sits in the southeastern part of the island of Mindanao.  The two islands - Samal and the smaller Talikud - are situated near the north end of the gulf, just a few hundred yards/km from Davao City, the provincial capital and the third-largest city in the country.  

Osmeña Peak, Cebu

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Osmeña Peak, Cebu's Highest Peak


Check out this amazing drone video of Osmeña Peak, the highest mountain on the island of Cebu in the Philippines.  Also known as Mount Labalasan, it's located in the municipality of Mantalongon in the central part of the island, an area known as the Summer Capital of Cebu.  At 1k meters (around 3.3k ft.), it's not only the highest peak on the island but one of its top tourist attractions in the entire Visayan Islands region of the Central Philippines.  The video comes compliments of contributor Choypictures.

Beautiful Coron

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A Day in Coron

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Coron island sits at the far northern end of the Palawan province of the Philippines, northeast of the province's main island of Palawan and across the Mindoro Strait from the much larger island of Mindoro.  Coron is a place of stunning white sand beaches, beautiful hills, and torquoise blue water.  Contributor Bbloss used a drone and some very impressive video editing technique to create this amazing aerial view of the tropical paradise in the western reaches of the Philippines Archipelago. 

Philippines Compilation Video

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Philippines from Above 🇵🇭

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With over 7,000 islands to choose from, planing a trip to the Philippines can be daunting. The climate and landscape range from cool highlands on Luzon to dense rainforest on Mindanao and endless tropical beaches. Take an aerial tour of some of the country's most popular sights including white-sand beaches, coral reefs, shipwrecks, active volcanoes and more! It would take over 20 years to spend one day on each island, so book your first trip to this beautiful country now!

Mt. Pinatubo

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Mt. Pinatubo Crater Lake and Floodlands


The crater lake of Mt. Pinatubo on the island of Luzon is without doubt one of the natural wonders of the Philippines.  It was formed in 1991 when the great volcano famously erupted, disrupting the worldwide climate for over two years.  Small in surface area, it's the deepest lake in the country at about 600 meters (2k ft.) maximum depth.  In this video, you'll get a fabulous drone's eye view of the great lake, compliments of contributor url_eleven.  There are continued fears that the crater walls could suffer a catastrophic break at some point.