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  • Bohol Land of Unexpected Pleasures

    Mention Bohol, and most people think of the Chocolate Hills and the tarsiers. Those seeking the latest resorts may know of Panglao Island, just offshore from Tagbilaran. History buffs may know of old Spanish churches or of the Dagohoy Rebellion of 1744-1829, the longest and most successful revolt against Spain. Bohol is all this but much more, with the unexpectedness of its attractions adding to the pleasure they provide.

    To be sure, the Chocolate Hills and the tarsiers are deserving of their reputation. The tarsiers are tiny creatures who sleep during the day, but this does not detract fro ...

  • Man made Forest Bilar in Bohol

    We started our Bohol country-side tour by stopping by at the man-made forest in Bilar. It’s a bonus trip since we really need to pass its road before we can get to the Chocolate Hills. This forest looks similar to enchanted forests we commonly see in movies. The uniformity of the trees and the way they seem to bend to close the top looks like a portal pulling you somewhere mysterious.

    We felt how nice and cool here the moment we stepped out of the van. It’s not directly hit by sunlight, the air is fresh and the towering mahogany trees looks great. Varying sounds from the birds can be he ...

  • Bohol Man Made Forest

    The Bohol man-made forest is the first and only man-made forest in the Philippines. It is mainly composed of Mahogany trees about 2 kilometers stretched densely in towns of Bilar and Loboc. It is 5 minutes away from Simply Butterflies Conservation Center and 20 minutes away from Tagbilaran City, the lone City of Bohol. Before entering the Bohol man-made forest, one can see the variety of trees and giant ferns along the road.

    The Bohol man-made forest has been one of the many tourist attractions in the Philippines. It stands out because of its uniformity in height, the spread of the branches ...