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Taal Volcano

Taal Volcano

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Taal Volcano is one of the smallest and lowest volcanoes in the world, but it is also one of the world's most dangerous and most active volcanoes.

Taal Volcano is located in the center of a lake, Taal Lake.

A good view of Taal Volcano can be obtained from Tagaytay Ridge, which is situated 686 meters above the surface of the Taal Lake.

The volcano has erupted numerous times over recent centuries -- notably in 1707, 1716, 1729, 1731, 1749, 1754, 1808, 1874, 1878, 1904, 1911, and 1965.

Taal volcano is about 60 km from Manila. A day trip from Manila to see the volcano from Tagaytay Ridge involves a 90 minute bus journey.

Historical Descriptions of Taal's Activity

The earliest documented eruption of Taal occurred in 1707:

The cone called Binintiag Malaqui burst forth with a tremendous display of thunder and lightning; but aside from fear and trembling, no damage was done in the town situated on the shores of Lake Bonbon [Taal Lake].

Several very interesting historical descriptions of Taal's eruptions over the centuries may be read here.

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