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Taal Lake and Volcano, Tagaytay, Philippines | by Ray in Manila
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Taal Lake and Volcano, Tagaytay, Philippines



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Taal Lake is a freshwater lake that fills Taal Caldera, a large volcanic caldera formed by very large eruptions between 500,000 and 100,000 years ago. Volcano Island, the location of Taal Volcano's historical eruptions and responsible for the lake's sulfuric content, lies near the center of the lake. There is a crater lake on Volcano Island, which is the world's largest lake on an island (Volcano Island) in a lake (Taal Lake) on an island Luzon). Known as the Yellow Lake or the Main Crater Lake, it contains its own small island, Vulcan Point

Taal Volcano is a complex volcano and is the second most active volcano in the Philippines with 33 historical eruptions. All of these eruptions are concentrated on Volcano Island. Viewed from Tagaytay Ridge, Taal Volcano and Lake presents one of the most picturesque and attractive views in the Philippines. It is located about 50 km (31 mi) south of the capital, Manila.


The volcano had several violent eruptions in the past causing loss of life in the island and the populated areas surrounding the lake, with the death toll estimated at around 5,000 to 6,000. Because of its proximity to populated areas and its eruptive history, the volcano was designated a Decade Volcano, worthy of close study to prevent future natural disasters. All volcanoes of the Philippines are part of the Pacific Ring of Fire.


With its highest elevation at only 311 m (1,020 ft), Taal volcano is one of the lowest volcanoes in the world.


Taken from Taal Vista Hotel

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Taken on July 12, 2016