The islands are stacked on top of Russian dolls

In addition to Cebu and Boracay, the Philippines has another famous island thanks to its unique geographical location.


Luzon Island is known by many tourists for its unique geographic location, when the islands here are stacked in the style of a Russian matryoshka doll (inside the large doll contains a small doll, in the doll Smaller contains a smaller one).

Accordingly, on the island of Luzon there is a lake Taal. This lake contains other Volcanic islands. In this island, there is Crater Lake (lake on the crater), and in the lake there is another small island, called Vulcan Point.

Taal volcano is located on the island of Luzon, having erupted 33 times in history. It is also the second most active volcano in the Philippines and is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire.

However, Taal Lake is still a tourist attraction. It is also praised as a place of beauty like heaven. Tourists often take a boat to reach Volcano Island, about 20 minutes. The most popular activity when coming here is walking on the top or riding horses. Climbing time is about an hour.

The road to the mountain does not have much shade, so you should have shoes, hats and climbing gear ready. You can stop drinking refreshing coconut water from a nearby small shop. There are many shops selling drinks, so you can rest assured if you forget to bring water. Exploring the volcanic peak by buying a tour is highly recommended by many travelers, to ensure your safety.

Vulcan Point is not the only island in the world with such a unique position. There is a similar island in the world, located in a small unnamed lake in Canada, surrounded by a larger island. That island continues to lie in a lake about 90 km off the southern coast of Victoria Island.

This unnamed island was discovered in 2012 by Ken Jennings (who holds the record of winning 74 consecutive games in 2004 of the game Jeopardy – a quiz show on American television).

Taal Lake is located about 100 km south of Manila. According to RometoRio, visitors can take a bus from Manila to this location. Ticket price 2-4 USD, travel time is about 2.5 – 3 hours. This is also the most economical way to travel.

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