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The strangely perfect Chocolate Hills change colour in the sun

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The Chocolate Hills are found on the island province of Bohol, in the Philippines.

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The name comes from the brown colour the sun-burnt cogon grass takes in summer.


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Bohol is also home to the tarsier, one of the smallest primates in the world. It stands just 8.5 to 16 centimetres high.

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At least 1,300 individual hills cover more than 50 square kilometres.


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They range in height from 30 to 90 metres.


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The area was hit by a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in October 2013, but is still open for visitors.


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The hills have been submitted to the UNESCO World Heritage List.


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