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The perfect cone Volcano

Mayon Volcano, located in the Philippines, is a highly active stratovolcano, also called Mt. Mayon is situated in the Bicol Region, particulary in Legazpi, Albay. The volcano is referred to in those parts as “Bulkang Magayon” which literally translates to “beautiful volcano”. They say that the name of Mayon comes from an ancient regional folktale about a princess named "Daragang Magayon" whose name means “beautiful maiden” in the local dialect.

Mayon Volcano has erupted over 51 times in the past four centuries, probably the most destructive of which is in 1814. Nevertheless it has developed a culture of resiliency among the community in its vicinity, who always gets back up after each destructive eruption. Mayon is also the habitat of 104 species of land vertebrates, and 7 are endemic. This beautiful majestic volcano is the pride of the Philippines as it is considered as the most perfect cone shaped volcano. Also a popular tourist destination that can leave you in awe. 

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