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Man made forest planted in the early 70's under the Marcos regime. Interesting to see how it has developed over past 40 years.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Chula Vista, California
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We left the hostel from Tagbilaran by 7:00am riding a motorbike going to Chocolate Hills first. On our way to Carmen, we were astonished with one of the best forest I've even seen so far. It's actually a man-made forest. We stopped and took some photos of course. If you're early, you can even do a jump shot in the... More 

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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201 attraction reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We were told that this 'man-made' forest was planted by students from a nearby village quite many years ago. The sheer number of the mahogany trees on both sides of the forest road is quite a sight to behold. It slopes upwards on certain sections. The big roots grapples the earth amidst fallen brown leaves scattered all over the area.... More 

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Quezon City, Philippines
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68 reviews 68 reviews
21 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Surprisingly, this was by far one of the best sights I saw in Bohol. It was totally unexpected. I had read a few reviews and was not too enthused by it not knowing that it was on the way to Chocolate Hills. I departed around 6am from my resort in Panglao riding a scooter on the way to see the... More 

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Tagbilaran City, Philippines
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This place is always worth a photo stop. The light is low so you need to push the ISO or use "Night Scenery" mode. The fact that this forest was planted by local community members is a credit to them. Environmentally however, it has proven to be unsuccessful. By planting a "Mono-culture" of non-native species, the forest is devoid of... More 

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Chula Vista, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Man made forest planted in the early 70's under the Marcos regime. Interesting to see how it has developed over past 40 years.

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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Our driver drove throw forest, it was very beautiful road. He informed us that tree planted at 1957!!!! And is a protective area. It worth to make a short stop

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Cebu City, Philippines
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

Surreal feeling to be amidst all those trees! Nice road trip driving through this patch of mahogany trees. Every corner is a picture-perfect spot! I haven't tried passing through at night but I figure it would be kind of cool and scary at the same time 😋 Hope the local government will initiate another project like this one. It would... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Our driver stopped at the side of the road for us to take a quick photo...we took two shots and left. There is no proper parking area. Please be careful of speeding buses and vans as the drivers will stop indiscriminately for their clients to get out to take photos as well.

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Doha, Qatar
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This is one pretty impressive place to pass by on your way to chocolate hills (if I remember correctly...) It's a lot more fun when there's hardly any vehicle passing by. You get to do fun shoot in the middle of the winding road, and have either a mystical or haunting background in your photos. Downside is, this is a... More 

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Iloilo City, Philippines
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26 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This place is worth a stop for just a minute or two. We were lucky, there were no cars passing when we stopped over, we had our picture taken in the middle of the road. Photo is worth sharing, to prove that we can still help mother earth if we discipline ourselves and care for the planet where we live... More 

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