Be open to behold Bohol. It's the best manner to approach the town of Carmen on Bohol Island, en route to The Chocolate Hills. Sorry, there won't be famous Willie Wonka of the chocolate factory to greet you atop the view deck but round the bend, you discover a natural wonderland. First, one hill covered in grass (that in summer turns chocolate brown) surrounded at the base by a hut and coconut trees comes into view. As you ascend the view deck, you get a stunning 360-degree view of the Hills. 1,268 all in all, almost identical in form and height. No one knows when or how they mushroomed, but one thing's for sure, none can be made in just any factory. They're as natural as the other attractions of Bohol's wonderland of white beaches, coral gardens to dive for, the bucolic Loboc River ferry ride, dolphin watching and discovering the tarsier in its Corella jungle sanctuary. The tarsier is the world's smallest primate. So cute, they should be appreciated only in the confines of the sanctuary to avoid extinction. For hills, and tarsiers for that matter, are a crucial part of the ecological balance of Bohol.