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This photo was taken during our trip to Bohol, Philippines last May 2007. It was our first family trip to the Philippines.

Bohol is one of a kind place to visit when you go to the Philippines. One of the best tourist spots you can find is, the famous Chocolate Hills. Chocolate Hills is one of the amazing gift from God since it is really a natural beauty.

The chocolate hills consist of are no less than 1268 hills. They are very uniform in shape and mostly between 30 and 50 meters high. They are covered with grass, which, at the end of the dry season, turns chocolate brown. From this color, the hills derive their name.

Legend has it that the hills came into existence when two giants threw stones and sand at each other in a fight that lasted for days. When they were finally exhausted, they made friends and left the island, but left behind the mess they made. For the more romantically inclined is the tale of Arogo, a young and very strong giant who fell in love with an ordinary mortal girl called Aloya. After she died, the giant Arogo cried bitterly. His tears then turned into hills, as a lasting proof of his grief.

However, up to this day, even geologists have not reached consensus on how they where formed. The most commonly accept theory is that they are the weathered formations of a kind of marine limestone on top of a impermeable layer of clay. If you climb the 214 steps to the top of the observation hill near the complex, you can read this explanation on a bronze plaque.

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One Response to “Chocolate Hills”

  • Candy Shop says:

    My favorite recent release is the Maple Syrup flavor again, white chocolate (white confection?) but the quality is super high and the taste is crazy addictive !

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