Mayon Volcano, is an active stratovolcano in the Philippine province of Albay, on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. Renowned as the “perfect cone” because of its almost symmetric conical shape, the volcano and its surrounding landscape was declared a national park on July 20, 1938, the first in the country. It was reclassified a Natural Park and renamed Mayon Volcano Natural Park in the year 2000.
Local folklore refers to the volcano being named after the legendary heroine Daragang Magayon (English: Beautiful Lady).
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