|Chocolate Hills, Bohol - PHILIPPINES - UNESCO TENTATIVE|
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Chocolate Hills, Bohol - PHILIPPINES - UNESCO TENTATIVE
The second postcard from Philippines I've got today has a wonderful picture of a curious natural formation that along the year change its color from a vivid green to a chocolate brown and that's why they're called Chocolate Hills. We can also see one of the smallest primates in the world, the Philippine Tarsier (locals call them Mawmag). Thank you very much Cristina, I also hope that this site will soon be part of the UNESCO WHS list. This postcard took 9 days to arrive!
Chocolate Hills and its immediate environs are relatively flat to rolling topography with elevation ranges from 100 m to 500 m above sea level. Similar to the formations found in Java, the conical and almost symmetrical and same-sized hills known as the "Chocolate Hills", are more aesthetically extensive. During the dry season when precipitation in inadequate, the grass-covered hills turn chocolate brown, hence the name in reference to a branded confection.