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Tagaytay City lies on top of the Tagaytay ridge which is about 640 m (2,100 ft) above sea level. It is the highest point of the city of Batangas. The ridge provides a spectacular view of Taal Lake and Taal in Batangas elvolcán. Tagaytay City with its cool climate and clean air makes it the ideal place for leisure activities like hiking, horseback riding, camping and tourism in general. The place is also ideal for retreats and seminars.
The Volcano Taales notable for being the world’s smallest volcano, and is situated in a serene lake. Tagaytay, you can arrange a trip to the volcano island in the middle of Taal Lake via a boat ride, but there you go below the crest of 7-10 miles at different resorts that offer travel ship.
Taal Volcano is located about 60 km from Manila, the Philippine capital. It is a volcanic complex system composed of a small volcanic island, which has been the scene of most of the historical activity, and that is in a 20 × 30 km occupied by a lake in the caldera. The lagoTaal formerly called Lake Bonbon, one of the great earthquakes volcano-world depressions.
Taal Volcano as the Philippine Decade thirty-three recorded eruptions since 1572, mainly in Volcano Island. The impact of these eruptions were mainly confined to the area within the caldera. Some more violent activity has occurred occasionally, however, as the Plinian eruption of 1754, affected the entire region, including what is now the metropolitan area of Manila, with some consequences. Other activities of the volcano, as the eruption of 1749, was accompanied by altered cortical and strong earthquakes, generating cracks and subsidence of land stretching across Lake Taal.
The boiler has a long history, but little-known catastrophic explosive volcanism affecting much larger areas, including Metro Manila. Eruptions, one to two orders of magnitude larger and more devastating than those of Mount Pinatubo, have deposited massive ignimbrites, including turbulent pyroclastic flow deposits, and widespread tephra fall recent geological time units. Accompanying this volcanism has been extensive volcaniclastic sedimentation, dominated by the deposition of stream flows and lahars hyper concentrated in lowland sub-marine environments, shallow air.
A recent violent activity of Taal volcano resulted in a massive fish kills in the lake. Tons and tons of dead fish covered most of the lake that have been attributed to the activities inside the volcano.
Taal Volcano in the Philippines, was originally a huge volcano, rising to 18,000 feet above sea level. It’s funny because now it is known as the smallest active volcano in the world. Actually, Tagaytay Ridge is the rim of the volcano. When the volcano was 18,000 feet high, Tagaytay ridge would have been only one-sixth of the way to the top of the volcano. In the distance, across the lake is Mount Makulot, a dead volcano. It is home to many species of birds and fish, including the rare maliputo, which is a kind of freshwater mackerel can be found in the waters around the Volcano Island.
Input is about twenty minutes to and from the boat ride back to Taal volcano and a thirty minute hike up the volcano’s summit. If you take a donkey ride up takes only a few minutes, umos ten. At the top of the crater is the main crater lake, where it is said that tourists and locals can come down and take a dip, especially people suffering from skin diseases and arthritis or gout. You can dip fresh eggs and in less than five minutes will become boiled by the heat. Unfortunately now banned by the local government to the crater lake.
One of the natural wonders of great beauty that we see in the Philippines are the Chocolate Hills. This curious formation is in the province of Bohol, Philippines, and is a collection of short hills symmetrical cone shaped.
Chocolate Hills consist of 1,268 hills, covered by grasses, with the type of grass that is difficult. They are very uniform in shape and height, between 30 and 50 meters. They are covered with grass at the end of the dry season, when dried, turns brown. Color is brown grass where it comes from its curious name. It is a very interesting place to see in all seasons, but in summer, of course, when we fascinaremos with the tone of the hills.
Until this day, even geologists have not reached a clear consensus on the formation of the Chocolate Hills. The most commonly accepted theory is that they are eroded formations of a kind of marine limestone on top of an impermeable layer of clay. If you climb the 214 steps to the top of the hill of observation, you can read an explanation of the formation in a bronze plaque:
“The unique land form known as the Chocolate Hills of Bohol was formed years ago in terms of increase of coral deposits and the action of rain water and erosion.”
The board also references a fantastic explanation of the origin of the Chocolate Hills that is unsupported by any published scientific research, when he says:
“The grassy hills were once coral reefs that emerged from the sea in a massive geologic change. Wind and water put the finishing touches over hundreds of thousands of years.”
There are many theories on the formation independent, even some say that formed by volcanic eruptions, although the lack of exposed or associated volcanic rocks anywhere in the Chocolate Hills refutes such popular theories.
Legends of Chocolate Hills
The most widespread legend says that the hills came into existence when two giants threw stones and sand at each other in a fight that lasted several days. When exhausted they became friends and left the place, but leaving behind the disaster.
For the most romantic is another legend Arogo history, a young giant, and very strong, which is an ordinary mortal girl called Aloya. After the death of Aloya, Arogo giant wept bitterly. His tears then became the hills, as a lasting proof of his grief.