Friday, October 31, 2014

A Trip to Taal Volcano

So I've been gone from blogging for a long, long time. The past months I was very busy hosting friends visiting us in Vietnam. Anyway my most recent travel was in the Philippines and I am so glad to share that I have finally been to one of the most popular volcanoes in The Philippines, The Taal Volcano.

Located in the province of Batangas about 50 Km south of Manila, Taal Volcano and Taal lake depicts as one of the most attractive views in the Philippines. Its picturesque scenery, which can be viewed from Tagaytay ridge, are often shown in Philippine postcards, Philippine maps and tourism posters. Taal Volcano is the smallest active volcano in the world.

Travel from Manila to Tagaytay would take about an hour or two by car, depending on the traffic. And from Tagaytay to the volcano island, you will have to travel about 20-30 mins by boat. When you reach the island, you could either walk or rent a horse to reach the top of the volcano's crater. But I recommend to take a hike to see and appreciate the nature around. Horseback riding is very uncomfortable especially going uphill and downhill.

Although the area is crowded and surrounded by vendors; But when you reach Taal's crater, it's definitely a breathtaking view! 

View of Taal Lake.

The nature around the island.

Smoke coming out on the side of volcano.

The magnificent view!


with good friends! :)

Taal view from Tagaytay ridge.

My great college friends based in Manila, pleasantly suggested to go and see the crater of Taal Volcano. Despite their busy schedule, they generously offered their time to accompany me and my husband. Thanks guys!

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