Mar 22, 2011

Bohol: Chocolate Hills

One the Eight Wonders of the World, the world renowned cone shape, the Chocolate Hills of Bohol. Spread over the municipalities of Carmen, Sagbayan and Batuan, the province’s signature attraction. There are approximately 1,776 uniform hills with heights ranging from 40 to 120 meters that leave visitors no wonder how they came to be and definitely they are not man-made but were naturally formed. During the summers, the dome-shaped grass covered limestone hills dry up and turn brown, transforming the area into seemingly endless rows of chocolate "kisses". Two of the highest hills have been developed and provided with facilities such as a restaurant, hostel and view deck. The best way to view them is through the Chocolate Hills Complex in Barangay Buenos Aires, Carmen.
To get there. One can travel to Bohol from Manila by air directly to Tagbilaran City (Bohol's capital). Then go to Dao terminal and catch a bus going to Carmen, just in front of the Island City Mall. Just tell the bus conductor to drop you off at Carmen's Chocolate Hills and there will be many motorbikes (habal-habal) for you to ride on to take you to the top. But you can also hike/walk the distance. Pay the entrance fee and enjoy the 214-step hike to the top.

Photos are courtesy of LeeWay.

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