EXPLORING ACTIVE VOLCANOES IN THE PHILIPPINES

This is a daybreak snapshot of Mt Mayon and Mt Asog, formerly known as Mt Iriga—two of the five volcanoes in the Bicol Region. I took the photo as we approached Naga City in Camarines Sur Province in April 2016.

Mt. Isarog and Mt. Mayon can be seen from afar

Aside from the two volcanoes mentioned, Bicol has other dormant volcanoes unknown to many like Mt Isarog, Mt Malinao and Mt Masaraga.

Mt Mayon is the most active and popular volcano in the Philippine archipelago because of its perfect cone shape. Local folklore referred to Mt. Mayon as Bulkang Magayon (beautiful volcano).

Like Mt. Mayon, Taal Volcano is another famous volcano situated between Batangas and Cavite Province. It is the second most active volcano in the country.

The photo was taken at a view deck facing the world’s smallest active and dangerous volcano crater

In January 2016, I trekked the sandy trail by foot for approximately two kilometers via Daang Kastila, the northern flanks of the volcano, to explore the fantastic and majestic small volcano that intrigues and bemuses everybody everytime they frequent Tagaytay City and some Batangas Municipalities near the Taal Lake.

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