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Luzon is basically the largest island in the Philippines. It’s located in the northernmost region of the archipelago, and is also the name of one of the three primary island groups in the country centered on the island. Continue reading for a video, more pictures, and additional information.

Located just 20 km southwest of Laguna de Bay is Taal Lake, within the southwestern portion of the island. This caldera of a lake contains the smallest volcano of the country, Taal Volcano, which rises on the island in the center of the lake. The volcano in turn has a lake in its crater which also contains another small island. All the surrounding areas of Taal Lake were once part of a massive prehistoric volcano that covered the southern portion of the province of Cavite, Tagaytay City, and the whole of Batangas province.