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Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Taal volcano is located in the southern part of Luzon in the Philippines. It is about 50km from the capital, Manila. Right in the center of the island is the main crater that holds a sulfuric lake. It is famous for having an island in a lake on an island in a lake on an island in the Pacific Ocean.

The place offers adventurers the unique thrill of exploring nature and experiencing the attractions of the world's smallest active volcano. There are a host of activities that can be enjoyed on the island. Among them are horseback riding going to the crater, trekking and camping.

Tall Volcano in the Philippines, was originally a huge volcano, that towered 18,000 feet up into the sky.  It has been called the smallest active volcano because it seems small now, but many people don't realize that it is one of the largest volcanoes in the world.  It is located about 70-km south of Manila on "volcano island" inside a lade called Taal lake or Lake Taal.

This picture of Taal volcano , was taken from Tagaytay ridge. Actually, Tagaytay Ridge is the rim of the volcano! When the volcano was 18,000 feet high, Tagaytay ridge would have been only about a sixth of the way to the top of the volcano!! In the distance, Mt. Makulot forms part of the other side of the rim, and it is a favorite trek for climbers.    

Taal Lake itself, has a sulfur content that is higher than normal, and it is good for swimming.

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