3 Stunning Natural Wonders You Can Only Find in the Philippines

Chocolate Hills, Philippines
Chocolate Hills, Philippines. Photo by Shing on Unsplash

The Philippines’ pristine natural beauty is reason enough to check it out, and tiny wonders are scattered all around it. This Southern Asian country is blessed with many natural wonders you can’t find anywhere else in the world, and here are three worth putting on your bucket list.

Chocolate Hills

Chocolate Hills are one of the most unique geological formations that you’ll ever come across. They consist of at least 1,260 perfectly cone-shaped hills in the Bohol province. When the dry season comes around, the grass covering these hills turns brown and they look just like chocolate kisses – and that’s how they earned their famous nickname.

Banaue Rice Terraces

Often referred to as the eighth wonder of the world, Banaue Rice Terraces have been cultivated by the indigenous Ifugao people for over 2,000 years. Located approximately 1,500 meters above sea level, these hand-carved terraces became a true sensation thanks to their unique lush appearance.

Tubbataha Reef

If you’re in the mood for a diving adventure that you’ll never forget while in the Philippines, it doesn’t get better than Tubbataha Reef. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is located in the heart of the Sulu Sea, and it will help you gain a new appreciation of the Philippines’ diverse marine life.