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The Chocolate Hills in Bohol Philippines

Bohol Chocolate HillsThe world-renowned Chocolate Hills of Bohol Philippines is popular because if the hundreds of coned shaped hills that looks like chocolate in summer. Bohol Chocolate Hills is one of the popular destination here in the Philippines. Tourist and visitors who had visited Bohol and described these Chocolate Hills of Bohol Philippines as giant mole hills and some say that it is shaped like women's breasts. Some say that these hills are man made. The Chocolate Hills of Bohol Philippines is Nature's expression of beauty, mystery and romance. Chocolate Hils is one of Philippines natural monument. Bohol Philippines' Chocolate Hills is also considered as on of the eight wonder of the world and it has been declared as the country's 3rd National Geological Monument and proposed for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The number of Chocolate Hills in Bohol consists of not less than 1268 hills. These Chocolate Hills are uniform in shape and most of them are about 30 to 50 meters high. In rainy seasons, these Chocolate Hills are covered by green grasses and during dry season, these hills are brown.

There are many stories and legends of how this these Chocolate Hills come to existence. One of the Legend said that there are two giants who throw threw stones and sand at each other in a fight that lasted for days. The two giants were very exhausted and finally become friends again. They left the island and left their mess behind. The mess are these Chocolate Hills. The other legend is in a more romantic approach. It is a tale of a young and strong giant named Arogo who fell in love with an ordinary mortal girl called Aloya. The mortal girl died and the giant Arogo cried bitterly. His tears then turned into hills, as a lasting proof of his grief.

There are still many question how these Chocolate Hills of Bohol where formed. Even geologists have not reached any concensus until now. The only theory how this Chocolate are formed is that these Chocolate Hills are the weathered formations of a kind of marine limestone on top of a impermeable layer of clay. You can see these explaination on a bronze plaque when you climb the 214 steps to the top of the observation hill near the complex.

How To Get There

From Manila, fly to Cebu then catch a connecting flight to Tagbilaran City, the capital of Bohol. If you prefer to go straight to the province, Aerolift has direct flights to Tagbilaran City daily. For a more leisurely travel, Bohol is also accessible by sea.

Once in Tagbiliran and do not want an organized tour then head for the bus terminal near the markets. You need to catch the bus that is going to Carmen. The trip will take about 2 hours. Don’t forget that you are heading for the Chocolate Hills Resort and you need to get off the bus before Carmen where the resort is. Just ask the driver to drop you off there, you may need to remind him.


Philippine Tourist Destination

  >> Bacolod   >> Baguio   >> Bataan   >> Bicol
  >> Bohol   >> Boracay   >> Cebu   >> Davao
  >> Bulacan   >> Ilocos   >> Manila   >> Palawan
  >> Tagaytay   >> Camiguin    

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