Underground River: New 7 Wonders of Nature

Underground River, Puerto Princesa, Palawan
The Puerto Princesa Underground River is among the New 7 Wonders of Nature. It 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 West Philippine Sea. Here you will be welcomed by azure, crystal clear waters and towering limestone karst mountains upon entering the famous subterranean watercourse. Inside, stalactites, stalagmites, all manner of stunning cave formations abound 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. Puerto Princesa It is also one of the most important conservation efforts in the country and as such tours are restricted to only a certain number of people visiting each day. LINK


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