Monday, February 23, 2009

Chocolate Hills - Bohol

Nature has it's best.."The Chocolate Hills" of Bohol. It is composed of around 1,268 perfectly cone-shaped hills of about the same size, spread all over the 50 kilometers area. They look like chocolate kisses. They are very uniform in shape. They are covered with grass, which, at the end of the dry season, turns chocolate brown.

Bohol's Chocolate Hills is one of the new 7 Wonders of the World and one of the most famous tourist attraction in the Philippines. The original viewing station of the Chocolate Hills is a government-owned and operated resort called "Chocolate Hills Complex" located in Carmen, Bohol, about 55 kilometers from Tagbilaran City and about 5 kilometers from the town proper of Carmen, Bohol. The Chocolate Hills Complex has a restaurant, hostel with swimming pool and an observation deck where one could view and even count the hills at the view deck 210 feet above the ground. There are a total of 214 steps leading to the observation or view deck. Here, one can view the landscape that is covered with more than a thousand Chocolate Hills.


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