The Farm at San Benito, a two-hour drive south of Manila on Luzon, the largest island in the Philippines, is one of the country's top holistic escapes: On 118 acres filled with gardens and palm trees, health-conscious travelers opt for yoga classes in open-air pavilions, outdoor basalt-stone massages. Rising above the 24 bungalows and misty lawns is Mount Malarayat, an extinct volcano, best seen from the spa's infinity pool.

It’s cheaper to make a wooden boat than to buy a motorcycle, so boats are a primary form of transportation in the Philippines. This family is traveling down the Loboc River on the island of Bohol, probably to go shopping in town. Photo by Matt Gibson

The Church of San Agustin in Manila is the principal property in the Baroque Churches of the Philippines World Heritage Site. San Agustin is the oldest church in the Philippines.

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