11 coolest towns in the Philippines11最酷的城市在菲律賓

 
By Al Gerard de la Cruz, for CNN
May 22, 2014 -- Updated 1638 GMT (0038 HKT)
Lake Sebu spills into seven waterfalls -- two are connected by a high zipline. The air in its namesake town feels good on the skin, with temperatures seldom warmer than 77 F (25 C).Lake Sebu spills into seven waterfalls -- two are connected by a high zipline. The air in its namesake town feels good on the skin, with temperatures seldom warmer than 77 F (25 C).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Easy temps aren't the only things that make these 11 towns the coolest in the Philippines
  • In Sagada the climate is cool enough to grow lemons
  • Towns at a higher altitude, such Baguio and Canlaon City, are popular summer escapes

(CNN) -- Framed by the equator and Tropic of Cancer, the Philippines is one sunshiney place.

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Others turn air-conditioned malls into their second living room.

Then there are those who seek refuge in the upland barangays (villages), such as Bucari in Leon or Mantalongon in Dalaguete, where the elevation offsets the Philippines' equatorial warmth.

In its provincial boondocks, the Philippines has the ultimate paradox: the cool tropical town.

Lower temps, however, aren't the only things that make these towns cool.

1. Baguio

Inspired by the British Raj, American colonists built a sanatorium in the chilly heights of Benguet Province in 1903 for heat-oppressed, homesick soldiers.

By 1909, the place was transformed into an American town, Baguio, with the help of Flatiron Building architectDaniel Burnham.

For a few summers, the American governor-general would move the seat of government here from humid Manila.

At 5,200 feet above sea level, Baguio enjoys low temperatures -- in 1961 it dropped to a recorded low of 43 F (6.3 C).

Even though the governors-general are long gone, the city remains a summer capital and vacation favorite, packed to the precipice, especially during Holy Week.

Tourists eat peanut brittle and strawberries fresh from the nearby fields of La Trinidad.

Getting there: From Manila, an eight-hour bus ride is the standard way to reach Baguio (flights are rare, save for the odd charter). Buses leave from Manila's Caloocan, Cubao and Pasay residential areas.

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Tagaytay: Like the Hamptons, only with fishermen on bamboo rafts.
Tagaytay: Like the Hamptons, only with fishermen on bamboo rafts.

2. Tagaytay

Tagaytay is to Manila what the Hamptons are to New York City.

Just more than an hour from Manila, this city hosts second homes of the capital's well off, who are drawn to the lower temps and authoritative views of Taal Volcano, the smallest active volcano in the world.

Imelda Marcos once invited Ronald and Nancy Reagan here to check out her "palace in the sky," a mansion roosting 2,300 feet above sea level.

Today, moneyed locals live out only slightly less Imelda-like retirements in the city's Swiss-style log homes.

Getting there: Tagaytay-bound buses travel along Manila's Taft Avenue near the MRT station or from the corner of Gil Puyat Avenue.

If driving, follow the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) toward Tagaytay via the Santa Rosa or Carmona exits.

Or get on Mabini Superhighway after SLEX, exit to Tanauan and follow the Talisay-Tagaytay route.

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3. Sagada

Episcopal missionaries resided in Sagada in the 1900s, where they were pleased to discover the climate was cool enough to grow lemons.

The locals still grow the lemons in their yards.

Jutting 5,300 feet above sea level, the so-called Philippine Shangri-La offers an ideal climate to grow a variety of fruit.

After dark, the town can turn wintry, reaching the low 50s F (10s C) in January and February.

Kape alamid (civet poop coffee), one of many local delicacies, is one way to warm up.

Travelers can see just how cool it gets by hopping into the teeth-chattering waters of Sumaguing Cave or climbing to the top of Kiltepan, a vantage point offering views over an ocean of clouds.

Getting there: Regular buses and jeepneys depart Baguio's Dangwa terminal for Sagada, a five-hour ride.

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4. Don Salvador Benedicto

"Little Baguio" is used to describe pretty much any place in the Philippines with any coniferous vegetation whatsoever.

But the moniker fits Don Salvador Benedicto (DSB), a town 2,500 feet above sea level on Negros Island.

From the 60 F chill (16 C) to the pine-lined thoroughfares and random lion monuments, DSB is a micro-Baguio, sans crowds.

Fun experience for motorists: at Magnetic Hill along KM34 on SB13, the road's subtle incline creates the illusion of an invisible force tugging vehicles.

Getting there: From Bacolod, DSB is an hour trip by bus or van; it's a half-hour flight or a day's ferry ride from Manila.

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5. Canlaon City

Canlaon City rivals Don Salvador Benedicto as Negros Island's summer capital.

At 2,600 feet above sea level at the foot of Canlaon Volcano, the city experiences a cool micro-climate warmed up by hot springs that dot the terrain.

Numerous waterfalls, including some that have carved natural slides down the mountains, are a great way to experience the city's refreshing feel.

It's colder on the Saddle in the Sky, the ridge dividing the volcano's two craters.

Midsummer nights are dreamlike at the gargantuan balete tree, located in the city's Japanese-run agricultural estates.

The famous tree, believed to be more than 1,300 years old, draws innumerable fireflies nightly.

Getting there: Scenic land routes lead to Canlaon City from Bacolod, Dumaguete and San Carlos.

6. Davao City

Encompassing 244,000 hectares, Davao City on the island of Mindanao takes in towering mountains and dramatic green landscapes, as opposed to the heaven-scraping high-rises and concrete jungles that dominate other large Philippine cities.

The durian capital of the Philippines, it's one of three cities that share Mount Apo, the highest peak in the country.

You can walk a tough trail all the way to the top of Apo (9,692 feet/2,954 meters), but the hot and the restless can make faster, less grueling ascents in districts like Toril, Marilog and Calinan, whose mountain resorts offer untainted air, pine-canopied trails and invigorating falls.

Getting there: There are direct flights to Davao City from Manila, as well as from regional points like Singapore.

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7. Lantapan

Splayed on a high plateau, Bukidnon province is full of cool locales, such as the provincial capital Malaybalay (another "Little Baguio") and Dahilayan, a foggy barangay turned zipline resort.

The coldest of the cold is Lantapan, a breakaway district of Malaybalay on the slopes of the Kitanglad mountain range.

Lantapan is so cold that dew sometimes lingers as late as noon.

Spared by typhoons and seated on fertile earth at 4,000 feet above sea level, the cool climate has made Lantapan one of the Philippines' prolific vegetable baskets.

Mountaineers know Lantapan as the gateway to Dulang-Dulang, the country's second-highest point after Mount Apo.

Getting there: Buses ply the scenic highway between Cagayan de Oro and Malaybalay every day.

Jeepneys bound for Lantapan are stationed at the Malaybalay public market.

Manila-Cagayan de Oro flights run daily.

8. Marawi

In a predominantly Catholic, tropical country, Marawi is an oddity, as much for its largely Muslim populace as its climate.

Mosques and torogans (royal houses) dot the city.

On the island of Mindanao, the city's 2,600-foot-high elevation ensures temperatures regularly plummet to at least 57 F (14 C).

Marawi's reputation as a dangerous town has stunted its tourism potential.

The local university is a "zone of peace" -- at 1,000 hectares it's virtually a city within a city, complete with a hotel.

Getting there: Head to Iligan by bus or jeepney from Cagayan de Oro. Marawi is a jeepney ride away, along the Amai Pakpak Avenue from Iligan.

The rice terraces of Ifugao are more than 2,000 years old.
The rice terraces of Ifugao are more than 2,000 years old.

9. Banaue

Banaue is one of four towns in Ifugao province that make up the UNESCO-listedRice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras.

While these stunning monuments of ancient engineering are widespread in Asia, those in Ifugao trump most in terms of altitude and steepness.

The highest ones tower around 4,900 feet above sea level.

The variety of rice grown here adapts to freezing temperatures.

Getting there: Overnight buses depart Manila for Banaue nightly.

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10. Lake Sebu

With its flotilla of lilies and schools of tilapia fish, Lake Sebu on the island of Mindanao is full of postcard-caliber beauty.

Even better, the namesake town feels good on the skin, with temperatures seldom warmer than 77 F (25 C).

Sebu and two other lakes in the town empty down into seven waterfalls, two of which are connected by a high zipline.

Tourists can also settle for canoe rides with the T'boli, a tribe of weavers.

Weather-induced shivers are eased by their warm hospitality, if not the traditional cloth (t'nalak) that's sold around town.

Getting there: Fly or sail to General Santos City, then take a bus to Koronadal. Ride another bus to Surallah, where vans and jeepneys shuttle you to Lake Sebu.

11. Itbayat

Itbayat is the only low-altitude town on this list.

But what it lacks in altitude it makes up for in latitude.

As the northernmost town in the Philippines, and thus the furthest from the equator, Itbayat experiences four seasons instead of two.

It can out-winter Baguio between November and February, when temperatures crash to 44 F (7 C).

Itbayat looks more like an English moor than a tropical island town. (English seafarers settled the area in the 17th century and called it Orange Isle.)

Ivatans, the native inhabitants of this frontier town, brave the cold winds with thermal garments called vakul and kanayi.

Their houses are built with sturdy walls of coral bound by lime.

Getting there: Flights from Manila and Tuguegarao serve Basco, Itbayat's neighboring island, at least once a week.

A four-hour boat ride or 10-minute flight links Itbayat and Basco.

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Al Gerard de la Cruz is a journalist who has written for The New York Times and Doha Centre for Media Freedom, among many others. Read more about CNN's sponsorships policy

 

 
鋁杰拉德德拉克魯茲,為CNN
2014年5月22日 - 更新1638 GMT(0038 HKT)
湖西武溢出分為七個瀑布 - 兩個由高滑索相連。 在它的同名小鎮的空氣感覺很好在皮膚上,氣溫很少低於77°F(25℃)溫暖。湖西武溢出分為七個瀑布 - 兩個由高滑索相連。在它的同名小鎮的空氣感覺很好在皮膚上,氣溫很少低於77°F(25℃)溫暖。
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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  • 城鎮在一個更高的高度,這樣的碧瑤和坎拉翁市,是受歡迎的夏季逃逸

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別人把冷氣的購物中心為他們的第二個客廳。

然後還有那些誰尋求避難的高地各鎮(村),如Bucari萊昂或Mantalongon在Dalaguete,那裡的海拔抵消了菲律賓的赤道溫暖。

在省級偏僻地區,菲律賓擁有最終的悖論:涼爽的熱帶小鎮。

較低的臨時工,但是,沒有使這些城鎮冷卻的唯一的東西。

1,碧瑤

由英國統治的啟發,美國殖民者建立了療養院在本格特省的寒冷高峰在1903年為熱壓迫,想家的士兵。

到1909年,這個地方被改造成一個美國小鎮,碧瑤,用熨斗大廈的建築師的幫助丹尼爾·伯納姆

對於少數夏天,美國州長一般會提出政府所在地從這裡潮濕的馬尼拉。

5200英尺以上的海平面,碧瑤享有低溫 - 在1961年下降到記錄低點43 F(6.3℃)。

儘管州長,一般早已不復存在,城市仍然是一個夏天的資本和度假的最愛,包裝,懸崖,尤其是在聖週。

遊客吃的花生糖和草莓新鮮的拉特立尼達附近的領域。

交通指南:從馬尼拉,八小時的車程更是達到了碧瑤(航班是罕見的,除奇包機)的標準方法。公交車從馬尼拉卡洛奧坎,奎松和帕住宅區離開。

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大雅台:像漢普頓,只能用竹筏的漁民。
大雅台:像漢普頓,只能用竹筏的漁民。

2,大雅台

大雅台是馬尼拉什麼漢普頓是紐約市。

只是比從馬尼拉一個多小時,這個城市承載首都的富裕,誰被吸引到較低的臨時工和塔爾火山,是世界上最小的活火山的權威觀點的第二個家。

伊梅爾達·馬科斯曾邀請羅納德和南希·裡根在這裡檢查出她的“宮殿的天空,”豪宅棲息2300英尺海平面以上。

如今,有錢的當地人活出僅稍高於城市的瑞士風格的木屋少伊梅爾達般退休。

交通指南:大雅台綁定巴士沿著馬尼拉的塔夫脫大街地鐵站附近,或從吉爾Puyat大道的角落旅行。

如果開車,按照南呂宋高速公路(SLEX)向大雅台通過聖羅莎或卡莫納退出。

或獲得馬比尼高速公路SLEX,退出到Tanauan後,並按照塔利賽 - 大雅台路線。

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3。薩加達

聖公會傳教士居住在薩加達在1900年,他們在那裡高興地發現,氣候很涼爽,足以成長檸檬。

當地人仍然增長了檸檬在自家庭院。

突出5300英尺海拔,所謂的菲律賓香格里拉大酒店提供了一個理想的氣候種植各種水果。

入夜後,全鎮可轉寒冷,達到低50年代F(10秒C)在一月和二月。

康培alamid(果子狸便便咖啡),許多當地的美食之一,是熱身的一種方式。

遊客可以看到剛才怎麼爽它得到了跳躍到Sumaguing洞的牙齒格格水域或攀升至Kiltepan,一個制高點的頂部在雲的海洋景緻。

乘車路線:公交車定時和吉普尼離開碧瑤的Dangwa終端薩加達,五個小時的車程。

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4,唐薩爾瓦多貝內迪克托

“小碧瑤”是用來描述幾乎在菲律賓任何地方與任何針葉植被任何責任。

但綽號適合唐薩爾瓦多貝內迪克托(DSB),鎮2500英尺上面的內格羅島的海平面。

從60女性寒意(16℃)的松樹成蔭的街道和隨機獅子紀念碑,DSB是微碧瑤,SAN的人群。

為駕駛樂趣的體驗:在沿KM34上SB13磁山,路的微妙傾斜造成的一種無形的力量拉著車的錯覺。

交通指南:從巴科洛德,DSB是一個小時一趟巴士或麵包車; 這是一個半小時的飛行,或從馬尼拉一天的船程。

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5。坎拉翁市

坎拉翁同城死敵唐薩爾瓦多貝內迪克托為內格羅島的夏都。

為2600英尺海拔在坎拉翁火山腳下,城市經歷了一個涼爽的小氣候回暖由溫泉星羅棋布的地形。

眾多的瀑布,其中包括一些已經刻自然滑下山,是一個偉大的方式來體驗這個城市的清涼感覺。

這是在鞍在天空,山脊劃分火山的兩大隕石坑更冷。

仲夏的夜晚是夢幻般的龐大balete樹,坐落在城市的日本人經營的農業莊園。

著名的樹,被認為是1300多歲了,吸引無數的螢火蟲夜間。

交通指南:景區陸路導致坎拉翁市從巴科洛德,杜馬格特和聖卡洛斯。

6。達沃市

涵蓋244000公頃,達沃市的棉蘭老島發生在高聳的山脈和戲劇性的綠色景觀,而不是主宰其他大型菲律賓城市天堂刮高樓和混凝土叢林。

菲律賓榴蓮資本,它是共享阿波火山,在全國最高峰三個城市之一。

你可以走一個艱難的足跡一路載脂蛋白(9692英尺/2954米)的頂部,但炎熱的躁動可以像托瑞爾,Marilog和Calinan,其山度假村提供的污點空氣區做出更快,更艱苦的攀登,松篷徑和振興跌倒。

交通指南:有從馬尼拉到達沃市直飛航班,以及來自新加坡等地區分。

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7。Lantapan

張開的高原,布基農省是酷感十足的語言環境,如省會Malaybalay(另一個“小碧瑤”)和Dahilayan,有霧,馬蘭轉身滑索度假勝地。

冷最冷的是Lantapan,Malaybalay上的Kitanglad山脈的斜坡上分離區。

Lantapan是如此寒冷的露水徘徊,有時遲至中午十二時。

颱風倖免,並在4000英尺海拔坐在肥沃的大地,涼爽的氣候使得Lantapan菲律賓產的蔬菜筐之一。

登山者知道Lantapan作為通往杜朗 - 杜朗,該國的阿波火山之後第二高點。

交通指南:每天公交車簾布卡加延德奧羅和Malaybalay之間的景區公路。

吉普尼車開往Lantapan駐紮在Malaybalay公開市場。

馬尼拉 - 卡加延德奧羅航班每天運行。

8。Marawi

在一個以天主教為主,熱帶國家,Marawi是一個怪胎,盡可能多的為它的主要的穆斯林民眾為它的氣候。

清真寺和torogans(王室)點的城市。

在棉蘭老島,城市的2,600英尺高的海拔,確保定期氣溫驟降到至少57 F(14℃)。

Marawi的聲譽作為一個危險的小鎮已經阻礙了其旅遊潛力。

本地一所大學是一個“和平區” -在千公頃它是一個城市內的一個虛擬城市,完成一個酒店。

交通指南:團長伊利甘巴士或吉普尼從卡加延德奧羅。Marawi是一個吉普尼車程,沿天井Pakpak大道從伊利甘。

伊富高水稻梯田超過2000年的歷史。
伊富高水稻梯田超過2000年的歷史。

9。巴納韋

巴納韋是在伊富高省四鎮組成的聯合國教科文組織列為世界遺產之一的菲律賓科迪勒拉水稻梯田

雖然古代工程的這些令人驚嘆的古蹟是廣泛存在於亞洲,那些在伊富高王牌最高度和陡度方面。

最高的人塔周圍4900英尺海平面以上。

該品種水稻生長在這裡的適應冷凍溫度。

乘車路線:公交車夜間離開馬尼拉巴納韋夜間。

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10。湖西武

隨著百合和羅非魚魚,西武在棉蘭老島湖學校的艦隊充滿明信片口徑美。

更妙的是,同名的小鎮感覺很好在皮膚上,氣溫很少低於77°F(25℃)溫暖。

西武和其他兩個湖泊在鎮空下來分為七個瀑布,其中兩個由高滑索相連。

遊客還可以勉強接受乘坐獨木舟與T'boli,織工的一個部落。

天氣引起的顫抖是由他們的熱情款待有所緩解,如果不是傳統的布(t'nalak)這是在鎮上賣。

乘車路線:乘坐或航行到桑托斯將軍城,然後坐公共汽車到Koronadal。乘坐另一總線Surallah,其中貨車和吉普尼班車您到湖西武。

11。Itbayat

Itbayat是唯一的低空鎮這個名單上。

但它所缺乏的高原它彌補了在緯度。

作為最北端的小鎮在菲律賓,從而從赤道最遠,Itbayat經歷四季,而不是兩個。

它可以輸出碧瑤冬季十一月至二月期間,當氣溫暴跌到44 F(7℃)。

Itbayat看起來更像一個英文沼地比一個熱帶島嶼小鎮。(英文海員在17世紀定居該地區,並把它稱為橘子洲頭。)

Ivatans,這個邊境小鎮的當地居民,勇敢的寒風與熱服裝稱為vakul和kanayi。

他們的房子都建有珊瑚受石灰堅固的城牆。

交通指南:來自馬尼拉的航班及Tuguegarao服務巴斯科,Itbayat周邊島嶼,每週至少一次。

四個小時的船程或10分鐘的飛行鏈接Itbayat和巴斯科。

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