Binintiang Malaki (Big Leg) is this most photographed false volcano that is often mistaken for Taal Volcano in pictures. The dormant Binintiang Malaki crater was the center of the 1707 and 1715 eruptions.
The real volcano is the flattened land formation behind it which holds a smaller lake (Crater Lake), and a tiny volcanic island called Vulcan point (I was lucky to have flown from a chopper inside its crater many moons ago).
The large body of water that surrounds it is Taal Lake. Despite its being the second most active volcano in the country, its fun to have a volcanic island (Vulcan Point) within a lake (Crater Lake) on an island (Taal Volcano Island) within a lake (Taal Lake) on an island (Luzon).
This beautiful vista and popular tourist destination can be viewed from any of the 108 rooms of Summit Ridge Tagaytay. Next day, I would be shooting from my balcony again. © Jojie Alcantara