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The hills of Chocolate in the Philippines


They are around 1268 cone shaped hills of about the same size, spread over an area of more than 50 km2. At first glance they are so perfect that seem molded by man, but none of it is real. Nature is sometimes most curious, and this is the case of the Chocolate hills of Philippines.
The hills look like chocolates in the shape of cones of chocolate, especially in winter, which is the dry season, and the is insufficient rainfall, grasslands that cover them are completely dry, giving him his brown tone, and the hills tend to resemble real chocolates that do honor to the name "Chocolate Hills"
Located on the island of Bohol, in the Philippines, the cones are a unique geological formation dotting the landscape in a uniform manner. Most of them reach 120 meters of height.
The chocolate hills are a real tourist attraction in the Philippines, an area extremely scenic and great visual appeal: in addition to "chocolate cones", the area is dotted with paddy fields and groups of typical bamboo dwellings.
As to the origin of the cones of the Philippines, there is a strong theory, although among the most accepted, it is likely to ever be deposits of limestone under the sea, raised by the movement of the plates and then softened by wind and rainwater erosion. The hills of Bohol are considered an example of karst topography.
The most romantic version about the origin of the cones in the Philippines comes from a legend: the cones are dry tears of an immortal giant named Arogo, who wept for the death of his beloved. It is true that with or without the legend, the cones of Chocolate Hills are an incomparable landscape, rightly chosen as an emblem for the tourism Philippines.
Via: visitandoelmundo

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