02 December 2013

Chocolate Hills, Bohol + VLOG

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Chocolate Hills in Bohol, Philippines VLOG. UNESCO World Heritage.
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One of the very unique place I never forgot is Chocolate Hills in Bohol, Philippines. The hills is very amazing and reminds me of the Hershey chocolate. I went to this hills via the tuk tuk I rented. Yes, here have tuk tuk but little bit different. I am kinda forgot what was they called it.

To the chocolate hills is quite far. Around 1.5 hours sitting on the tuk tuk, but luckily I made many pitstop during the journey. After the entrance of the hills, you need to drive through one of the observation hill. Then after arrived at the observation hills, you need to climb up to the top of the hills.


The view is magnificent. You will kinda wonder how can the hill is so perfectly in amazing shape. It is not one hill, but many of them. If not mistaken it's around 1500+ hills.

The Chocolate Hills is a geological formation in Bohol Province, Philippines. 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 (20 sq mi).They are covered in green grass that turns brown (like chocolate) during the dry season, hence the name.

The Chocolate Hills is a famous tourist attraction of Bohol. They are featured in the provincial flag and seal to symbolize the abundance of natural attractions in the province.They are in the Philippine Tourism Authority's list of tourist destinations in the Philippines;, they have been declared the country's third National Geological Monument and proposed for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List.


How about the legend? Every places have its own legend. There are 4 legends being told.

1. The first 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.

2. A more romantic legend tells of a giant named Arogo who was extremely powerful and youthful. Arogo fell in love with Aloya, who was a simple mortal. Aloya's death caused Arogo much pain and misery, and in his sorrow he could not stop crying. When his tears dried, the Chocolate Hills were formed.

3. The third legend tells of a town being plagued by a giant carabao, who ate all of their crops. Finally having had enough, the townsfolk took all of their spoiled food and placed it in such a way that the carabao would not miss it. Sure enough, the carabao ate it, but his stomach couldn't handle the spoiled food, so he defecated, leaving behind him a mound of feces, until he had emptied his stomach of the food. The feces then dried, forming the Chocolate Hills.

4. The last legend is about a gluttonous giant named Miguel that eats everything in his path. One day he came to a plain. He saw a beautiful young woman named Adrianna. To win her affection, he needed to lose weight. So he excreted everything he ate. In the end, his fecal matter covered the land and he won Adrianna's affection.

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