Puerto Princesa Underground River was announced as one of the provisional winners for the New & wonders of the World yesterday November 11, 2011.
Puerto Princesa Underground River National Park is one of the most visited places in Palawan. It is the world’s longest subterranean river located in Sitio Sabang, along the Saint Paul Mountain Range. It was recognized as a World Heritage Site similar to the Banaue Rice Terraces. It is also known as St. Paul’s Subterranean River.
The Underground River features a limestone karsts mountain landscape with an 8.2 Kilometers Underground River that stretches through a spectacular cave flowing directly to South China Sea. The lower part of the river is subject to tidal influences. To explore the Palawan Underground River, one must hire a Paddled power and kerosene powered outriggers (boats).
Puerto Princesa Underground River was considered as one of the 28 finalist for the New Seven Wonders of the World and it was announce as one of the provisional winners. The Philippine’s Puerto Princesa Underground River together with the Amazon Rainforest in Latin America, Argentina’s Iguazu Falls and Vietnams Halong Bay are the provisional winners for the worlds new Seven Wonders of Nature.
The Other three crowned winners are the Jeju Island of South Korea, Komodo in Indonesia and Table Mountain in South Africa.
According to the Swiss Foundation, Final Results will be announced early next year, 2012 and the New Seven Wonders of Nature Provisional winners are rank alphabetical and results may yet be changes. We will congratulate the Puerto Princesa City Government and all Filipinos for keep supporting and preserve the natural beauty of Puerto Princesa Underground River.