Bohol, Philippines

Bohol is an island province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region, consisting of Bohol Island and 75 minor surrounding islands. The capital is Tagbilaran City.
The Philippine Tarsier, considered the second-smallest primate in the world, is indigenous to the island.
Mahogany Forest is a nice drive through that changes a nice green scenery. It is a man-made forest where passing along these trees make it clean, refreshing, inviting and soothing feeling. It offers a dramatic entrance travelling towards Chocolate Hills.
The Chocolate Hills is a famous tourist attraction of Bohol. It is an unusual geological formation in the province. Unfortunately, the storm came in whilst I was there. Securing Freeda (My D700), I reckon I have to let storm pass & catch my other programme as I only have a day in Bohol. I'll be back here soon.
I was a bit disappointed of not seeing Chocolate Hill; On our way back to the downtown, I saw this beautiful river and asked my Tour Guide to pull over. Must have been slippery gettin down but worth the view. And yeah, rains are unstoppable.
Bohol is the home province of Carlos P. Garcia, the eighth president of the Republic of the Philippines (19571961) who was born in Talibon, Bohol.
Loboc Ecotourism Adventure Park. This is where you can grab lunch on a floating restaurant. Sucha refreshin feeling especially when you're a nature lover.
Baclayon Church. One of the oldest stone churches in the Philippines.
Statue commemorating the "Blood Compact" in Tagbilaran City.
The province is a popular tourist destination with its beaches and resorts. Panglao Island, located just southwest of Tagbilaran City, is famous for its diving locations and routinely listed as one of the top ten diving locations in the world.
Numerous tourist resorts dot the southern beaches and cater to divers from around the world.
Comparing El Nido to Panglao, I "PERSONALLY" prefer El Nido. Not because it came from my home province. But I would rather spend time in a isolated and uncrowded resorts.. As this is where I find relaxation, peace of mind & tranquility. But yeah, I still promised myself that one of these summers, I'll spend few days in Bohol. Probably in Alona.
Hinagdanan Cave. In the 16th Century, Binqaq was covered by thick vegetation. The people came to live and developed the land. One day, whilst the owner of this land was clearing the area for a farm, he discovered two adjacent holes. Noticeable only when some decayed trunks were removed. He tried to determine its depth by throwing a stone down and was surprised to hear a splash.
The present entrance was discovered much later when a big tree died and decayed which was found out to be connected to the two original holes.
Later on, a ladder was made in order for someone to get down inside without having difficulties. Ladder in the dialect is "Haqdan". So the cave came to be known as Hinaqdanan Cave. Meanwhile, the early inhabitans use this cave as a source of water for drinking, washing and bathing.

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