Another dream tour of mine is going to Palawan. I have always wanted to go there but was never given the chance. So does my hubby and my father-in-law. So hopefully, if we have enough funds, maybe we can go next year. Or the year after that. LOL
Anyway, have you heard of the New 7 Wonders of Nature? Well, the Palawan Underground River has been nominated and has qualified for the second round of voting. It is one of the 28 finalists. You can still vote for this Philippine attraction at www.puerto-undergroundriver.com. Both online and text votes are accepted. Let us support the Philippines and Palawan!
Facts about the Palawan Underground River
The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park (PPSRNP), or better known as the Palawan Underground River, is not just a tourist attraction but also one of the most important biodiversity conservation areas in the Philippines. It features spectacular limestone or “karst” landscape under which flows an 8.2-km long underground river. This is believed to be the longest underground river in the world that could be navigated. The river flows directly into the sea, with the lower half portion having brackish water. It is also subject to tidal influence.
The PPPSRNP is the core area for the Palawan Biosphere Reserve under the Man and Biosphere Program. It is efficiently managed by the City Government of Puerto Princesa with a program that is centered on the areas of environmental conservation and sustainable development. Because of effective leadership and successful implementation of its programs, the PPPSRNP was named as the first national park that has been successfully managed by a Local Government Unit (LGU).
Location of the Palawan Underground River
The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park (PPSRNP) is located in the Midwest coast of Palawan, which is approximately 365 nautical miles south of Manila, Philippines. From the City of Puerto Princesa, it is about 76 km going northwest and facing the South China sea. It is a big area that lies on some parts of several barangays, namely Cabayugan, Marufinas, and Tagabinet.
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