Saturday, July 7, 2007

Hundred Islands

The Hundred Islands National Park is in the province of Pangasinan in northern Philippines. It is located in Alaminos City, Pangasinan. The islands (124 at low tide and 123 at high tide) are scattered along Lingayen Gulf and cover an area of 1,844 hectares (4,556.62 acres). They are believed to be about two million years old. Only three of them have been developed for tourists: Governor Island, Quezon Island, and Children's Island.

[edit] Trivia

* One of the islands was named 'Rated K Island' after a Philippine TV programme.
* The town Anda, located north-east of Alaminos City, is often called the "mother island" of the Hundred Islands.
* The Pinoy Big Brother had another house in Hundred Islands. It was located on Governor Island and was first used by the Teen Edition housemates.


* When it is your first time to visit the place, people believe that kissing the statue of Princess Urduja would protect you before riding the boat on your way to the islands

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