Taal Volcano in Batangas

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TAAL VOLCANO

 

taal volcano

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Taal Volcano is a complex volcano located on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. Historical eruptions are concentrated on Volcano Island, an island near the middle of Lake Taal. The lake partially fills Taal Caldera, which was formed by powerful prehistoric eruptions between 140,000 to 5,380 BP. Viewed from Tagaytay Ridge, Taal Volcano and Lake presents one of the most picturesque and attractive views in the Philippines. It is located about 50 km (31 mi) south of the capital of the country, the city of Manila. – wikipedia.org

 

taal volcano

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Taal 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 lake called Taal Lake, or Lake Taal.

 

taal volcano

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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. 

 

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Taal Lake itself, has a sulfur content that is higher than normal, and it is good for swimming. I believe the low sulfur content is good for the skin, especially if you swim in it regularly. The fish are certainly healthy!

 

taal volcano

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