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The Chocolate Hills are a geological oddity

The Philippines is home to a geological wonder: over a thousand mounds stretching as far as the eye can see. Welcome to the Chocolate Hills.

These conical mounds stretching as far as the eye can see are known as the Chocolate Hills

They get their name from the color of the grass, which turns brown during the dry season. In all, there are 1,776 hills, nearly identical in shape, spread over an area of about 50 km2. To see this geological oddity, you’ll need to visit the island of Bohol, in the Philippines. Legend has it that these hills were formed because of a fight between two giants who threw sand, boulders and rocks at each other.

For scientists, the explanation is more down-to-earth: this formation originated in the sea. About 2 million years ago, the sea covered the area, but following the movement of tectonic plates, the sea retreated, leaving behind an accumulation of coral and shells. Over the centuries, erosion, rain, and wind sculpted these agglomerates into cones ranging from 30 to 50 meters in height.

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01/19/2020 7:39 AM
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  • Chris P.
    04/16/2020 11:10

    Amazing!,its more fun in the philippiness

  • Sam R.
    03/20/2020 17:41

    They look like the native American burial mounds

  • Fletcher K.
    03/18/2020 14:50

    have you seen these?

  • James J.
    03/11/2020 20:25

    there is ya cake

  • Leonila G.
    03/11/2020 10:15

    A very enchanting hills for us to see. Bohol island is beautiful and clean. I love coming with my family and friends.

  • Pauline B.
    03/10/2020 02:14

    still havent seen them! 💁🏻‍♀️

  • Rajeshkanna S.
    03/07/2020 05:30

    These are not mounts. They must be temples in ruins buried deep. Scanning with proper equipments may reveal history

  • Geraint F.
    03/04/2020 13:57

    Awesome

  • Christian K.
    03/01/2020 23:16

    The real life teletubby land lol

  • Kaś S.
    02/29/2020 21:15

    oooooo let's fly up there 🤘

  • Sylvia T.
    02/29/2020 17:00

    They look like giant any hills

  • Toby W.
    02/28/2020 18:48

    Large Tree Stump Sawdust !!! No big fucking mystery !!! Use your common sense , Dumbass !!!

  • Daisuki S.
    02/28/2020 05:26

    proud to be pilipino ❤❤ thanks for representing the philippines

  • Michael M.
    02/28/2020 01:59

    I love me some Filipino creamy , coming in shorts and quarts....

  • George T.
    02/28/2020 01:10

    Pre ice age civilizations. I wish we knew more about them. History is a lot different than the main line they push.

  • Chuck M.
    02/28/2020 00:41

    have seen these?

  • James A.
    02/27/2020 23:18

    Been there ! Done that!!

  • Ardel T.
    02/27/2020 20:57

    Bucket list...

  • Morten E.
    02/27/2020 18:24

    ?. Hvordan går det?

  • Angela D.
    02/27/2020 14:54

    suggerimenti per visite😘