Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Chocolate Hills: Bohol, Philippines

Chocolate hill is the most famous tourist attraction in Bohol. This popular tourist spot is presently ranked number 6 in the list of New Seven Wonders of the world. Chocolate Hills consist of around 1,268 absolutely cone-shaped haycock hills with heights ranging from 40 to 120 meters. The Chocolate Hills are a wonder of nature. The Hill is considered as a Philippine National Geological Monument.

During the summer, the dome-shaped, grass-covered limestone hills dry and turn brown transforming the parts into rows and rows of chocolate “kisses,” hence the name.

There is no normal formation like these in the world. From a distance, they look like partly a ball grown out of the ground. The molehill-shaped and almost equally sized hills dot the landscape with green and brown.

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