The Beauty Of Bohol

>> Monday, June 22, 2009

If I will take a vacation in the Philippines, I want to go and visit Bohol. Since it is one of the place that I'm dreaming to visit in PI. Right now, Bohol is considered as one of the most visited places in the Philippines and it is getting popular not only among foreign tourist but also local visitors. In fact, the government of Bohol and the Department of Tourism are promoting Bohol as "a land of history and natural beauty."

Here are some informations about the different history and natural beauty of Bohol.

The Chocolate Hills is the most popular attraction in Bohol. It consists of approximately 1,268 hills with heights ranging from 40 to 120 meters. During summer, the dome-shaped grass covered limestone hills dries up and turns brown. Then the area transforms like a seemingly endless rows of chocolate "kisses".

Bohol is best known also for its tarsiers. The tarsier is a very small animal. It is one of the smallest known primates (no larger than an adult man's hand). The tarsier is arboreal. It spend its entire life in trees and travels by leaping from tree to tree. It sleeps and gives birth clinging to a tree trunk. Tarsiers cannot walk on land and they hop when on the ground. The tarsier's eye is bigger than its entire brain. It can rotate its head almost 180 degrees in each direction and has pads at the ends of each finger and toe that allow them to climb trees.

Aside from the mainland, Bohol has 61 smaller offshore islands and islets. One of the most popular islands is the island of Panglao which is being known for its unpolluted waters. It is rated as one of the best diving sites in the world.

Bohol is known for being the BLOOD COMPACT site between Spanish Captain General Miguel Lopez de Legazpi and Rajah Sikatuna. It was held on March 16, 1565. They done this blood compact to insure friendly relations between the Spaniards and the natives. It was to be the first treaty of friendship and alliance between the Spaniards and Filipinos.

The BACLAYON CHURCH which is also known as the Immaculate Conception Parish Church is the oldest stone church in the Philippines. It was built by the Jesuits in 1596. In 1994, the Church was declared as a National Historical Landmark.


Anygen June 25, 2009 at 1:46 AM  

Ate Chelle, you should visit Bohol. Taga bohol po ako kaya visit ka talaga. Ang ganda dun hehehe! i am not promoting but just the truth. Nyways hope you can visit one day!

Dhemz June 27, 2009 at 12:19 AM  

good luck sure you will love the river boat...tapos lunch pa dayon while sailing....:)

vhingF July 23, 2009 at 9:08 PM  

I want to visit Bohol but I don't know when. my friends inviting me there malapit lng cla dyan .

Mareeyah August 3, 2009 at 5:37 AM  

Bohol is indeed beautiful! The very first thing that impressed me was the water at the ferry dock. Unlike the waters in the piers of Manila, Cebu, Iloilo, Bacolod, etc., the water in Bohol's dock is crystal clear, blue-green color, so refreshing and inviting, I simply had to resist the urge to dive in.

Jan's Travel and Tours March 19, 2012 at 7:57 PM  

Bohol is one of the country's pride...thanks for featuring it...just keep on posting!