Do you love to travel? Well, it is time to put the Chocolate Hills on your bucket lists. The Chocolate Hills of Bohol are located in Carmen, Bohol. Chocolate Hills are one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Philippines. Hence, during the summer season, the Chocolate Hills turn into a chocolate brown color. Thus, with these striking, unique, and well-proportioned formations, it has became a popular tourist attraction.
The fantastic green panorama because of the rice, corn, vegetations, and other plant crops adds a more unbelievable view for the Chocolate Hills. Also, the geological speculation of the formation of Chocolate Hills resulted from erosion of marine limestones a thousand years ago. Others theory elevates the coral deposits and the explosion of the Earth’s crust topography.
The Spectacular Hills of One of the “Eighth Wonder of the World”
In 1988, the National Committee on Geological Sciences proclaimed the Chocolate Hills as the “3rd National Geological Monument.” Besides, the Chocolate Hills uniqueness, scenic characteristics, structure, protection, and formation are considered to be the “Eighth Wonder of the World.”
The natural beauty of the Chocolate Hills, and the sensation and embracing the hills’ biological value; the DENR proposed to the UNESCO World Heritage for encompassing to be the list of “Natural Monuments.” Besides, this mountain is inclusive in the list of the “Philippine Tourism Authority.”
The Myth About The Hills
A traditional story about the Chocolate Hills of its supernatural phenomenon because of the shedding tears of the broken-hearted giant who failed to fulfill his hope and expectation for love. So his tears fell in the hills, and the hills increased in size and became more extensive.
Another myth is that the two giants in a war throw large rocks at each other for consecutive days. These large rocks scattered and remained in the mountains.
Also, according to the myth, the hills exist because of the carabaos’ dirt. You may hear many legends and myths about the origin, eternity, and creation in the Philippines.
The Scientific Theory
According to scientists and geologists, the formation of the hills was formed by the long exposure of the earth’s atmosphere. Besides, the process of the dissolving of the limestones brought by the rainfall and scattered to the groundwater, rivers, and streams. By uplifting this process above the sea level and breaking apart through the proces of plate tectonics. Hence, the dissolving of rocks like limestones and through the process of weathering makes the existence of the Chocolate hills.
Have you been to some parts of the Philippines? Do you have a lovely and unique Bohol story? In the Philippines, you have the best exploration of the hills.