THE 1,265 world-famed canonical forms Chocolate Hills of Bohol, is considered by Yahoo survey in the internet as among what it called “out-of-this world places” on earth along with others in other countries. This compliment and feat came as Bohol ranked third in the “Best Tourist Destination” in the country. “The scientific reason behind the formation of the limestone hills is likely far less romantic (though geologists have not been able to reach a conclusion on the hills’ origin,” it said. Chocolate hills are densely spread all over the three towns of Batuan, Sagbayan but more concentrated in the town of Carmen, Bohol province.
Other wonders of bizarre or strange natural resource formations are the following: Salt Flats in the country of Bolivia, Latin America. It is known as “ Salar de Uyuni” and it has been formed believed to be since 30,000 years ago with estimated 10 billion tons of salt that forms into mountain-like shapes. Another is the 61-mile Spotted Lake, British Columbia, Canada. It leaves behind rings of water formation in canonical in shapes with high level of calcium and magnesium believed to have healing powers.
Socotra Island, Yemen, an archipelago located in Indian ocean with unique growth of flora and fauna, such as the canopy-like Dragon Blood tree that produces blood-red resin and desert rose. Nothing in the world one can find these trees and plants. The Vermillion cliffs, Arizona state, U.S.A. are striking red color cliff formation and the Navajo sandstone that rise up to 3,000 feet high.
The “Perito Moreno,” glacier in Argentina in Latin America is 50-mile in length and 500 ft. deep and the Simpson Desert, Australia is a large land mass about 54,000 square miles huge in red blood color with linear sand dunes up to 125 miles long and 23 miles wide. The red color is caused by iron oxide in the sand deposits.
The province of Bohol ranks third with a share of 278 or 13% in separate survey in Best Destinations in the country that are published by Yahoo.
Palawan due to its Puerto Princesa underground river, one of the recent seven natural wonders in the world, top the survey with 855 votes or 40% of the pie and Boacay came in second, with 369 or 17%. Others places are Baguio, 6%; Mayon Volcano, 5%; Manila, 4% Banaue rice terraces, 3%; and others with a combine 12% share.
Palawan is described as “truly breathtaking beauty;” Boracay is “world’s best” and Bohol “where water, land and nature go together.” (RVO)