Chocolate Hills is a geological wonder and a famous attraction in the province of Bohol. It is composed of at least 1,200 cone-shaped hills spread over six municipalities of the province. The hills vary in size with the largest being 390 feet high. It is declared a National Geological Monument by the Philippines’ National Committee on Geological Sciences.
It got its name due to the brown color of vegetation covering the hills during the dry season which is from January to May. The hills turn green during the wet season. According to the historical marker in one of the viewing decks of the attraction, the hills were formed ages ago by the uplift of coral deposits and the action of rainwater and erosion.
The hills cannot be climbed individually but there are viewing decks in which visitors can enjoy the view of the attraction. Although there are many things to see and do when visiting the island of Bohol, this attraction is surely one of the top in the list.
Where is the Chocolate Hills located?
The Chocolate Hills is located in the island province of Bohol in the Central Visayas Region of the Philippines. Much of the hills are in the municipalities of Batuan, Carmen and Sagbayan at the central area of the island. A lesser quantity of the hills are in the municipalities of Bilar, Sierra Bullones, and Valencia.
Map of the Chocolate Hills
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