Mayon Volcano, is an active stratovolcano in the province of Albay in Bicol Region, on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. Mayon Volcano and its surrounding landscape was declared a national park and named Mayon Volcano National Park. It was researched that the Mayon Volcano is more than 20 million years. It is an active volcanoes and renowned as the “perfect cone” because of its symmetric conical shape and rising to 2462. Mayon Volcano erupts very frequently. The latest eruption occurred on 2014.
The name “Mayon” is from the word “Magayon” which means “Beautiful”. As the shape of the top of Mayon Volcano called a perfect cone shape. So, the cone is considered the world’s most perfectly formed volcano for its symmetry. It is ranking in the top 10 natural wonder in Asia. Although, it is famous for the beautiful natural place but it is also be the one of the most dangerous place for all mankind. As its eruption in most of the time, so it is the most active Volcano in Philippines.
Mayon Volcano is renowned as a “Shy Girl of Luzon Island”. Because it covered with clouds in most of the time and like a shy barrio lass covering her face with a veil. The clouds represent for her lover and he always hide her from human. An eruption and Lava are the way to protect her by her lover also. And that makes it appear even more mysterious.
The volcano is geographically shared by the eight cities and there are many beautiful scenery. Not only for travel to the Mayon Volcano but also the cities around the Mayon are famous for the visitors. The Philippines Government has strongly support tourism activities such as camping, hiking, trekking and riding ATV to the natural route to Mayon Volcano in Albay Province.
Agriculture is the main industry in Albay Province, which produces crops like coconut and tomato. Coconut Farm play an important role in the Mayon Volcana areas. Not only make a good scenery but also the coconut production industry there. Tourism, especially related to Mayon Volcano, also creates income for Albay. Even though, Mayon Volcano still be an active Volcano and be a dangerous place but because of its most beautiful scenery. That is the main reason why there are a huge number of the foreign tourist arrivals to the Albay Province and seems to be increased in every day.