Monday, May 28, 2007

Chocolate Hills

"The Chocolate Hills is an unusual geological formation in Bohol, Philippines. It is composed of around 1,268 perfectly cone-shaped hills of about the same size, spread over an area of more than 50 square kilometres (20 sq mi). They are covered in green grass that turns brown during the dry season, hence the name." -full articleThe only Chocolate Hill you'll climb happens to be the largest. The climb though is just a long stairway and concrete path up.
From the peak of this hill, you'll have a grand view of the entire landscape that is dotted with similar shaped and similar sized chocolate hills. Here I am with some funshots of the chocolate hills. This is one among many explanations of the origin of the chocolate hills. The bronze plaque describes the formation as follows: "The unique land form known as the Chocolate Hills of Bohol was formed ages ago by the uplift of coral deposits and the action of rain water and erosion." There's a bell with a dedication at the summit of the hill as well. I don't know why I even bothered having my picture taken beside it when you're surrounded by these hills.

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