Thursday, May 15, 2008

The Chocolate Hills

Bohol's most famous tourist attraction probably is Chocolate Hills. The hills are an unusual geological formations look like giant mole hills, or as some say, women's breasts, and remind us of the hills in a small child's drawing. The hills are around 1,268 perfectly cone-shaped hills of about the same size, which are spread over an area covered in green grass that turns brown during the dry season. That is actually behind the name- Chocolate Hills. Some people hardly believe that these hills are not a man-made artifact. The hills symbolize the abundance of natural attraction in the province.

In order to get there, from Tagbilaran, you will have to go the integrated bus terminal in Dao and catch a bus going to Carmen. People will point you to the right bus at the entrance of the bus terminal. You have to ask the driver to drop you off at the Chocolate Hills complex, which is about 4 kilometers before the town of Carmen. And from that point it is a 10 minute walk along a road winding up to the complex. Now, how to get back to Tagbilaran? Simply you will have to walk back to the main road, and wait for a bus to pass by. There is also a few buses go to Carmen daily, if you're coming from Tubigon. As soon as you arrive in Carmen, catch the next bus or jeepney in the direction of Bilar, Loay or Tagbilaran, or ask a 'habal-habal' driver to bring you to the Chocolate Hills Complex.

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