The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is located about 50 km north of the city of Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines. It features a limestone karst mountain landscape with an 8.2 km. navigable underground river. A distinguishing feature of the river is that it winds through a cave before flowing directly into the South China Sea. It includes major formations of stalactites and stalagmites, and several large chambers. The lower portion of the river is subject to tidal influences. The underground river is reputed to be the world's longest. At the mouth of the cave, a clear lagoon is framed by ancient trees growing right to the water's edge. Monkeys, large monitor lizards, and squirrels find their niche on the beach near the cave.
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Support Puerto Princesa Subterranean River to be one of the new Seven Wonders of Nature
Let us vote for the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River to be one of the "Seven Wonders of Nature." To vote, visit http://www.new7wonders.com/. We only have two days left to show our support to our beloved country. On July 7 midnight dateline, all voting will be on hold as the results of the second phase are calculated and verified. The top 77 nominees will be shown on the above website on 9 July, from which the New7Wonders of Nature Panel of Experts will advise on the choice of the 28 Official Finalists, to be announced on 21 July 2009 - the day that voting resumes in the Official New7Wonders of Nature, as chosen by over 1 billion votes and to be revealed in 2011.