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Carmen

Carmen is an interior town located near the center of the island. It used to be called “Imbaya” after the name of a brook in the community. The town used to be part of Bilar.When it was made an independent municipality, it was changed to Carmen supposedly in honor of a woman who was said to be a popular figure in the community.

Top things to do in Carmen

Visit the Chocolate Hills

The unique karst landscape is composed of smooth, uniformly shaped conical isolated hills that cover a vast area (14,435 ha) in the central portion of the island. The site was once a platform of thick widespread buildup of coral reefs that thrived during the Pliocene, approximately 2-5 million years ago and later to form a sedimentary formation. Soon, this limestone formation was raised above the sea level and fractured. Rainwater, streams and groundwater dissolved the limestone, gradually forming the present landscape of cone karst.

Visit the Taytay Hills

Taytay Hills is a natural tourist attraction located in Carmen, Bohol. It is a beautiful spot that offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the surrounding countryside, including the Chocolate Hills. The area is characterized by rolling grasslands and rocky outcrops, making it a great spot for hiking, bird watching, and photography. Visitors can climb to the top of the hills and enjoy the scenic views or take a scenic drive to the site. Some visitors also enjoy picnicking or camping in the area. While Taytay Hills may not be as well-known as other attractions in Carmen, it is an excellent option for those seeking a more off-the-beaten-path experience and nature enthusiasts.

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Sites Information

Carmen Tourism Address: Carmen, Bohol
Contact Person: Glena Berondo
Contact Number: 09518713581
Email Address: lgucarmenbohol6319@gmail.com

 

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