Chocolate Hills

September 17, 2010

The Chocolate Hills are a famous tourist attraction of Bohol. They are featured in the provincial flag & seal to symbolize the abundance of natural attractions in the province. They are in the Philippine Tourism Authority’s list of tourist destinations in the Philippines. They have been stated the country’s 3rd National Geological Monument & proposed for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The national government has chosen the Chocolate Hills as one of its “flagship tourist destinations”. The Chocolate Hills Complex has a restaurant, hostel with swimming pool & an observation deck where one could view and even count the hills at the view deck 210 ft or 64 m above the ground. There are a total of 214 steps leading to the observation or view deck. Here one can look at the landscape that is covered with more than a thousand Chocolate Hills. The Chocolate Hills Complex is composed of 2 hills developed into a resort. An observation deck on the higher hill offers a 360-degree panorama of the surrounding area.

The Chocolate Hills are an unique geological formation in Bohol, Philippines. According to the latest accurate survey done, there are 1,776 hills spread over an area of more than 50 square kilometres or 20 sq miles. They are covered in green grass that becomes brown during the dry season.

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