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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

167 comments

  • Brian P.
    01/17/2022 12:55

    I'm proud🐒🇵🇭

  • Wilfred E.
    01/16/2022 09:42

    It posible form by volcanic something cover under

  • Leonora M.
    01/15/2022 15:31

    But scientist couldn't exactly explain why and how they were formed perfect hills as of today! The winds were artistic back then huh?

  • Voltaire A.
    01/13/2022 08:28

    Aliens Vessels were buried inside

  • Aljumed-Vivian F.
    01/09/2022 14:25

    If that’s the scientist explanation there should be other formation like these in other parts if the world?

  • Anjie G.
    01/03/2022 04:37

    amazing numbers of those chocolate hills ..1..77+ and phil..archipelago has 7,700+ islands .. and number 7 is in the bible amd mentioned many times...

  • Maia-Elin B.
    01/02/2022 16:52

    PLEASE CHANGE THE MUSIC!!!

  • Renzo G.
    01/02/2022 13:27

    Just recently discovered by NASA some ancient aliens artifacts in one of those mountains

  • Jojo A.
    01/02/2022 10:55

    When i was in second grade. I do believe that these are real chocolate hills. :-( moral of the story.. kids are the best thinkers.

  • ᜇᜄ ᜆ.
    01/02/2022 03:14

    There's giant titan sleeping beneath it and they woke up once the founder tittan woke up

  • Kiana K.
    01/01/2022 12:20

    been there

  • 켄트켄조
    12/30/2021 14:10

    nung grade 4 ako jusko paborito ku talaga yung teacher ko kapag chocolate hills ang pag usapan sabi ko sa sarili ko bat dikumukuha ang mga tao ng chocolate jan? sa isip kulang tapos ang sarap kasi pakinggan chocolate hills sa isip mo totoong chocolate kasi sa picture na nakita ko kulay brown hahahah

  • Jose N.
    12/30/2021 11:05

    These HILLS are formed during the GREAT FLOODS of NOAH'S time. Due to movement of of FAULTS TECTONICS PLATES.. That push sea water UPWARD, then Rain continually for days even months...Research please.. Parang nabasa ko to

  • Mintgreen H.
    12/24/2021 06:25

    God is Great 😊 the Creator of all and the designer behind all dazzling and amazing landscapes and oceans..

  • Bernabe B.
    12/22/2021 12:46

    The equivalent of this that is in water is the Hundred islands in pangasinan philippines

  • Joan I.
    12/08/2021 00:26

    Been living in bohol for almost 14 years but haven't been there💁

  • Dodie G.
    12/07/2021 13:28

    Tae ng hegante Yan

  • Leody J.
    12/05/2021 02:03

    This is the result of Hashirama and Madaras fight🤣

  • Guardion G.
    12/04/2021 12:06

    "" been there

  • Appukannan
    12/03/2021 14:51

    Beautiful

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