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Puerto Princesa Underground River National Park

photo of Puerto Princesa Underground River entrance

Located about 360 miles southwest of Manila, The Philippines capital. The Puerto Princesa Underground River is the world’s longest  navigable  underground river in the world and on January 28,2012 the site was officially named as one of The New 7 Wonders of Nature. The river is located in the St. Paul's Subterranean River National Park. The Park is a spectacular sight with its limestone mountain landscapes, white sand beaches and abundant wild life. The main attraction is the 8.2 kilometer underground river that flows to the China Sea.

Puerto Princesa Underground River entrance
Travelers can go by boat to the underground rivers entrance and along the way they take in the spectacular scenery that is Palawan. On arriving in a beautiful lagoon surrounded by ancient forest, monkeys, large lizards and a variety of exotic birds  they will board a Banca that will take them directly in to the cave for the journey down river. The Banca will have a kerosene lamp on board and visitors can enjoy the scenery some of which consist of Stalagmites and stalactites which are formed in various shapes throughout the caves. There are various cave rooms along the way including one that is  300 meters high as is one of the largest in the world. The fun does not end with river trek. Visitors are welcome do some bird watching, hiking in the mountains, and if you are the adventurous type you can go exploring the deeper parts of the forest.

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Plenty of comfortable accommodations can be found nearby in Palawan city in Puerto. The hotels offer plenty of comforts and modern conveniences including internet services at reasonable rates. New roads make getting around much easier and faster than in the past. If you would like to see nature at its finest and have a vacation that offers you a chance to see some of the rarest wildlife and natural features in the world the you can go wrong with a trip to Palawan and the Puerto Princesa Underground River National Park

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