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“Don't stop here”
Review of Mahogany Forest

Mahogany Forest
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Bohol Day Tour with Round-Trip Transfers from Cebu
Ranked #3 of 8 things to do in Loboc
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

The only thing to do is not stop. For some reason this is rated number 1 on here. It is a photo on a road people!! Also her is an Eco park. It is a 2km walk followed by nothing!!!

Thank Rupert B
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

We passed through the mahogany forest on our way from Chocolate Hills to Loboc River.

I was impressed by the lush forest and was about to ask our driver about it when he told us that this is a man made forest planted around 30 years ago to prevent soil erosion and provide shade along the road.

It is a nice cool place on the trip and we stopped to take a few pictures.

2  Thank biztux
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Reviewed December 3, 2012

Definitely far from completely natural, but impressive none the less. A marked departure from the landscape elsewhere on the island with tall, tall trees towering over the road. Learning about the origin of the forest from your guide, on-line, or in a guide book adds to the interest.

Thank Ron and Jeanne B
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Reviewed November 30, 2012

I saw this on the way to the Chocolate Hills. Very pretty but could not fully appreciate it seeing it only from the van in transit.

Thank ScottAfghanistan
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

The Mahogany Forest is a man-made forest, which was planted around the 1950s. It was common at the time to plant a tree for a major life event (marriage, graduation, etc.) to commemorate it. Now, the trees are counted every year and they are not allowed to be cut down and no more are allowed to be planted. It makes for an interesting drive with a mahogany forest in the middle of a tropical environment. We opted to look from the car while driving through, not really needing to stop. It is usually included in a Bohol island tour, but is just driving between other attractions.

Thank Adam B
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