I was in Puerto Princesa, Palawan for my birthday back in 2009 and got to hop on a bangka (a small boat) to navigate the Subterranean River. From afar, the huge limestone mountains landscape can already be seen. We were led to the mouth of cave which has a clear lagoon where the journey through the world’s longest underground river began. Though travelers are not allowed to navigate the entire river (because it IS long), we’ve seen a great share of stalactites and stalagmites formations inside the cave chambers. It is indeed a wonder!
Now that our Department of Tourism is in full swing promoting this to be part of the New 7 Wonders of Nature, I’m also doing my part in campaigning for this. Here’s some of my photos so hopefully you’ll believe it deserves to be included in the wonders of nature. ;)
The rest of Puerto Princesa, Palawan is lovely. What I loved about it: fresh air, total log ban, no cigarette butts everywhere, friendly people, funny tourist guides, fresh and affordable seafood and exotic food (I ate Tamilok – a wood worm!), the white beaches, surprise visits of dolphins in the bay, the blue sky, perfect weather, the surrounding mountain ridges, of course the next New Wonder: The Underground River.
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