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Chocolate Hills in Bohol

Learning local history in school is part of the curriculum, knowing your country’s national hero, flowers, animals is among other things. Learning your country’s national wonders and famous attractions is a must too. There are some local places that I could only see on my history books while growing up and learning at school.

Chocolate Hills

Chocolate Hills is one of the attraction that my country is proud of,  it is geological formation in Bohol, Philippines.  It was said that there are at least 1,260 hills but there may be as many as 1,776 hills spread over an area of more than 50 square kilometres . The hills are covered in green grass and turns brown during dry season, hence the name originated.

Chocolate Hills

We’ve been to Bohol last year and the Chocolates Hill is one of the high lights of our trip. We rented  a car for one day tour, it was worth visiting and somehow wondering how the hills are formed.

There are four legends explaining the formation of Chocolate Hills one of them tells the story of two feuding giants who hurled rocks, boulders, and sand at each other. The fighting lasted for days, and exhausted the two giants. In their exhaustion, they forgot about their feud and became friends, but when they left they forgot to clean up the mess they had made during their battle, hence the Chocolate Hills.

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