Saturday, June 19, 2010

Bohol Tour: Chocolate Hills

The main reason why I have always wanted to go to Bohol is to see it's most famous tourist destination, the Chocolate Hills. Well, I was able to satisfy that curiosity within me when it was on our itinerary during our summer vacation.

Here's a little information from Wikipedia:

The Chocolate Hills is a rolling terrain of haycock hills – mounds of general shape which are conical and almost symmetrical. Estimated to be at least 1,268 individual mounds to about 1,776, these cone-shaped or dome-shaped hills are actually made of grass-covered limestone. The domes vary in sizes from 30 to 50 metres (98 to 160 ft) high with the largest being 120 metres (390 ft) in height. They are scattered throughout the towns of Carmen, Batuan and Sagbayan in Bohol. Bohol's "main attraction", these unique mound-shaped hills are scattered by the hundreds on the island's central plain, concentrated near the town of Carmen.

During the dry season, the precipitation is inadequate such that the grass-covered hills dry up and turn chocolate brown. This transforms the area into seemingly endless rows of "chocolate kisses". The branded confection is the inspiration behind the name, Chocolate Hills.

See also: Bohol Tour - EAT Danao.






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