Times readers' underrated destinations of the world
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Mountain province, Philippines( Philippines Department of Tourism )
Mountain province, Philippines
Many travelers have heard of Banaue in Ifugao province, the Philippines, home of the rice terraces often dubbed the "eighth wonder of the world." Few have heard of Mountain province, Ifugao's northern neighbor. The people of Bontoc were the friendliest and most hospitable in the Philippines, a country noted for hospitality. Sagada was home to the noted photographer Eduardo Masferre. Be sure to visit Sagada Weaving and the caves. One cave has a pool that's completely dark, yet safe for swimming. Another cave has a unique entrance -- hundreds of caskets line the walls.
-- Scott Ingram, Camarillo