- Posted August 27, 2013 by
Carmona, Cavite, Philippines
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Travel snapshots: Volcanoes
Taal Volcano Unique Charm
This shot was taken from the top of Taal Volcano Crater, Talisay, Batangas, last August 25, 2011 during my trip there with my son Kristian and daughters Sharon and Kathleen.
It only took us half an hour boat ride from mainland Talisay to the Volcano island, and half an hour horse ride to Taal Volcano Crater.
Taal Volcano is a volcano within Taal Lake. It has a lake inside its crater, and yet another island on that lake. Taal Volcano main Crater Lake is about 3 kilometers wide and 80 meters deep.
Its water has a high concentration of magnesium, boron, aluminum, and a diluted form of sulfuric acid.
Taal Volcano is renowned as the smallest active volcano with at least 33 recorded eruptions over the last 400 years. Tour is only possible if PHIVOLCS alert status is below level 2.
Taal Volcano has its unique thrill and charm. The adventure of exploring nature and seeing its crater is truly worth its dangers and exhaustion.