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World's Strangest Natural Wonders: Chocolate Hills

Rick Elizaga

Chocolate Hills, Philippines

There are two popular legends that explain the formation of the Chocolate Hills, the nearly 2,000 symmetrical mounds that rise as tall as 400 feet above the surrounding farmland of Bohol Island. One claims that they’re the mess left behind by two giants who had a boulder fight. The other says that the hills are the tears of a giant mourning the death of his lover. But many visitors may prefer the sweeter image of the grass-covered limestone hills, which turn a rich shade of brown in dry season, as resembling the massive Hershey’s Kisses that inspired the landscape’s name.


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