Chocolate Hills of Bohol
The famed Chocolate Hills of Bohol are more than 1,268 cone-shaped hills – a strange geological formation. The hills are spread over an area of 50 square kilometers or more and vary in size from 30 to 120 meters in height. The viewing deck there gives you a 360° view of the hills.
What’s unique with these limestone chocolate hills is that they are only covered in grass and the cone shape is more or less common to all although differing in size. The hills look chocolaty only during dry season when the grass turns brown.
Elevation ranges from 100 to 500 meters above sea level. Higher hills can be found but almost uniform cone-shaped hills are found in Carmen town.
The most acceptable geological theory of the Chocolate Hills of Bohol is that the hills were the result of thousands of years of weathering of marine limestone. Others say that the hills were formed ages ago by the uplift of coral deposits or that they erupted from the sea in a massive geologic shift, and the action of rain water and erosion for the past thousand years put in the finishing touches.