here comes another book that features the countries in Asia. if you ask me what are the countries that i like in Asia apart from the Philippines, here's my list (in order):
I chose these countries because it's either it has the best beaches, interesting culture or very influential history. this book briefly features the different countries in Asia, what makes it unique and its ecotourism. here's some of the pages that featured the Philippines.
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