The Chocolate Hills, Bohol, Philippines

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Chocolate Hills Main Viewpoint


Views from this perch are indeed magnificent, surrounded by Bohol's famous chocolate hills. However it's highly commercialised, with kiosks selling kitschy souvenirs and an overdose of selfie-seekers. From the base of the viewpoint, motorcycles can whisk you up the hill (P40 one-way for two passengers) to a car park. From here it's a steep five-minute walk up to the viewpoint.

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