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Information about Bilar Man-Made Forest

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Tourist Attraction
Bilar Man-Made Forest, Loay Interior Road, Bilar, Bohol, Philippines
Opening Hours
Monday: Open 24 hours; Tuesday: Open 24 hours; Wednesday: Open 24 hours; Thursday: Open 24 hours; Friday: Open 24 hours; Saturday: Open 24 hours; Sunday: Open 24 hours
Distance From City Center
1.1 km
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Bilar Forest

A popular photo-taking spot in Bilar Manmade Forest

The Bohol Mahogany Forest, commonly known as Bilar Forest, is a man-made forest created in the two-kilometer stretch of densely planted mahogany trees located on the border of Loboc and Bilar towns in Bohol.

When one enters the woods, one will notice that the temperature changes abruptly, especially during the hot season. Among the woods, it is hot. However, once one is under the shade of the trees, everything cools down. This mountain area seldom sees the sun shine and often receives a lot of rain. These are attributed to the denseness of the forest. 

The man-made forest exists due to the consistency in height of its trees and considerable spread of its branches. The young trees grow straight up towards the sky which is largely obscured by the branches and the thick leaves. The roots of the trees are beautiful to view as they extend from the ground and climb over boulders and curve around the land, even climbing the side of the road. 

How to get there

The rainforest is located 20 kilometers from the city of Tagbilaran. Passing through Loboc, the terrain is particularly steep on both sides of the road, You can see the brown trunks and the green canopy of the forest by joining a guided tour or by renting/riding a car or motorbike.

Best time to visit

It is an all-year round destination that can be visited anytime.

Frequently asked questions

Why is Bilar Forest a popular attraction in Bohol?

The Loboc-Bilar man-made forest is a popular tourist destination as it is a common setting used in photographs and film. The Filipino Film industry frequently utilizes the forest as a backdrop for their plots.

What can you do at Bilar Forest?

Aside from driving here to admire the views, you can climb the mountain and hike in the woods. Mountain bikers frequently use the wide asphalt road that passes through the nature reserve aside from everyday buses and jeepneys.

What are the nearby tourist spots in Bilar Forest?

After passing through the forest, you can see the chocolate hills, which is one of the primary attraction of Bohol. You can also pass by the famous Baclayon church, the Loboc church and the Loboc river.