Friday, October 17, 2014

Chocolate Hills

Famous place of the philippines. This Chocolate Hills are a geological formation in Bohol Province in the Philippines.There are at least 1,260 hills but there may be as many as 1,776 hills spread over an area of more than 50 square kilometers. They are covered in green grass that turns brown (like chocolate) during the dry season, hence the name.

Chocolate Hills are a famous tourist attraction of Bohol. They are featured in the provincial flag and seal to symbolize the abundance of natural attractions in the province. They are in the Philippine Tourism Authority's list of tourist destinations in the Philippines; they have been declared the country's third National Geological Monument and proposed for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Only found in Bohol Philippines, the world famous cone-shaped Chocolate Hills is one of the world’s natural wonders

How get there
  • A lot of tourist guide and tour packages available, due to the high competition, you have a choice for a lower rate. But if you prefer to travel on your own, from Tagbilaran City Airport you can ride a tricycle via Dao Integrated Bus Terminal and catch a bus going to Carmen. Its only one hour distance from Tagbilaran City to Carmen. Along the way, you can view the Loay River, the Loboc River, the Tarsier and the Bilar man made forest.

Legends about chocolate hills
  • The first tells the story of two feuding giants who hurled rocks, boulders, and sand at each other. The fighting lasted for days, and exhausted the two giants.In their exhaustion, they forgot about their feud and became friends, but when they left, they forgot to clean up the mess they had made during their battle, hence the Chocolate Hills
  • Chocolate Hills a more romantic legend tells of a giant named Arogo who was extremely powerful and youthful. Arogo fell in love with Aloya, who was a simple mortal.Aloya's death caused Arogo much pain and misery, and in his sorrow he could not stop crying. When his tears dried, the Chocolate Hills were formed.

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