Chocolate Hills - F0044

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One of Philippines' many natural wonders in the Province of Bohol.
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Legend has it that the hills came into existence when two giants threw stones and sand at each other in a fight that lasted for days. When they were finally exhausted, they made friends and left the island, but left behind the mess they made. For the more romantically inclined is the tale of Arogo, a young and very strong giant who fell in love with an ordinary mortal girl called Aloya. After she died, the giant Arogo cried bitterly. His tears then turned into hills, as a lasting proof of his grief.

However, up to this day, even geologists have not reached consensus on how they where formed. The most commonly accept theory is that they are the weathered formations of a kind of marine limestone on top of a impermeable layer of clay. If you climb the 214 steps to the top of the observation hill near the complex, you can read this explanation on a bronze plaque.

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  1. TheHouseKeeper 54 months ago | reply

    thank you all for appreciating and leaving your kind thoughts!!!

  2. c e d e r 50 months ago | reply

    Great capture of a magical place. I got to go there some day!!!! Faved!

  3. TheHouseKeeper 50 months ago | reply

    everyone's welcome to our country Ceder Foto!!

  4. JenthePen 50 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Legend says ..., and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    Amazing. Not seen these before. Very beautiful.

  5. TheHouseKeeper 50 months ago | reply

    thanks for appreciating and for the invite!

  6. JenthePen 49 months ago | reply

    They're absolutely fascinating!
    Thanks for adding your legendary photo to Legend says ...

  7. stpauliesgirl(so busy but trying to catch up) 49 months ago | reply

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  8. markttkram 46 months ago | reply

    amazing place!

  9. boydbrooks999 42 months ago | reply

    Gorgeous and really interesting information in the description. I have always wanted to see the Chocolate Hills of Bohol!

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  10. TheHouseKeeper 42 months ago | reply

    you're always welcome!! thanks for appreciating!

  11. RenateEurope 39 months ago | reply

    Wow, this take is exciting and inviting to dream ... thank you for sharing!
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  12. AncientForests 39 months ago | reply

    CONGRATULATIONS: Your photograph has been nominated for our group - International Year of Forests 2011

  13. 38 months ago | reply

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  14. Eddie 11uisma 28 months ago | reply

    Wonderful View!!

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