Mayon Volcano, Bicol

The Perfect Cone
Currently ranking at No. 9

If the earth was ice cream, this still active volcano would be the ideal reverse cone, with height of 2,462 meters (8,077 feet).

Why it deserves your vote: Mayon, famous for its perfect cone shape, was formed through alternate pyroclastic and lava flows during explosions. It is the most active volcano in the country, having erupted over 47 times in the past 400 years. It is part of what is called the Pacific Ring of Fire.

Things to do: Bicol is a foodtripper's haven. But aside from its spicy and creamy dishes, you can go wakeboarding in the Camsur Watersports Complex in Naga, or swim with the whale sharks in Donsol, Sorsogon.

How to get there: Once you arrive in Legazpi, Mayon looms in the horizon. But the best views are from LiƱon Hill located behind the Albay Park and Wildlife.

I still remember when the time when we're my family traveling to Bicol, that even you are in very far place it is easy to recognize that volcano because of his perfect shape. So the next time we go back in Bicol I will push my self to closely see that volcano and how truly touch the beauty of nature.

So Vote it now! New 7 Wonders of the World.

Reference: Travel+Lifestyle July 2008


eunice said...

I often watch on tv about active volcanoes, they are so exotic, something really off the beaten path. You just reminded me that I have not seen a volcano in my life before!

LimZhi said...

Wow..have never seen a real volcano before! Since it is an active volcano, isit smokey all the time?

Thx for sharing this! The first photo is just..amazing! XD

pakaleklalawak said...

nakaboto napo ako and my friends....yes.hope everybody will vote.kaya natin to.....basta PINOY posible.

pakaleklalawak said...

added u nga po pla in my blog list...I'm a newbie pa-salingPUSA po ako.

idealpinkrose said...

Wow~ Philippines! ang ganda ng pinas! great blog!

Concealed Mind said...

Wow nice photos.. Kaka miss ang Pinas. My Hubby is from Naga..Have a great day
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marites1034 said...

i looooooooove your pictures. ganda pagkakuha! Mt. Mayon is one of my must-sees.

tutubi said...

hi! i've added this blog with mymain blog. any chance we also ex-links with my alternate blog paetechie?

Outback-Pinay said...

I've never been here but pag uwi ko I'll make sure I visit here. Such a nice picture from here.


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john and Jay said...

Whoooop Whooop, I will be going over to the philippines in June...I will getting my boat to the Island from the port right near this Volcano!!! I cant wait, never seen one before. And to see this one, has got to be the best!!!