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Taal Volcano in Batangas

The Taal Volcano is the smallest active volcano in the world. It can be found in the interior part of Taal Lake, about 70 km south of Mtero Manila. The volcano is distinctive due to the fact that it forms a landmass that has a lake inside the crater, earning the nickname "Crater Lake." The water in the lake is a diluted for of sulfuric acid with extreme absorption of boron, aluminum, magnesium and sodium in salt structure. Views of the volcano can be best seen in Tagaytay City due to its high altitude. The towns on its lakeshore of Agoncillo, San Nicholas and Talisay offer a closer view and take you to the top of the crater itself.

It is distinctive because of the fact that the volcano itself forms a landmass that has a lake inside its crater, and known as the “Crater Lake”. The Crater Lake’s water has a diluted form of sulfuric acid with extreme absorption of aluminum, boron, magnesium and sodium in salt structure.

The volcano can be best viewed in Tagaytay City because of its high altitude. The lakeshore towns of San Nicholas, Agoncillo and Talisay are places in Batangas you can have a closer view, and actually take you to the top of the crater.