Chocolate Hills

Unique Geological Wonder

Often dubbed as an ‘Eighth Wonder of the World,’ Bohol’s amazing symmetrical mounds are a famed tourist attraction which continues to draw much attention.

The Chocolate Hills are visually stunning cone-shaped hills, unique in the Bohol province of the Philippines. They are featured in the provincial flag and seal to symbolize the abundance of natural attractions in the province. These Chocolate hills are scattered throughout the towns of Carmen, Batuan and Sagbayan in Bohol, and are Bohol’s famous tourist attraction.

The origin of the Chocolate Hills is still a mystery. Geologists have not been able to reach a consensus in regards to the formation of this natural phenomenon. A commonly accepted geological theory is that the earth lumps were formed as a result of marine limestone, lying on a clay base that is hardened/impenetrable, weathering for thousands of years.

In rainy season the conical hills are covered in lush green grass, but in the dry season, the Chocolate Hills earn their ‘chocolate’ nickname as they turn brown. About 1,776 limestone chocolate hills varying in size and almost symmetrical in shape, are spread over an area of about 50 square kilometers in Bohol. It is one of the most extraordinary landscapes you can encounter, that might make you think it is a man-made creation.

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LocationCentral Visayas region
Bohol




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