Underground River of Palawan - Puerto Princesa

Posted in Travel & Recreation on June 26, 2014
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The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park (Underground River) is one of the World Heritage Sites in the Philippines that you shouldn’t miss. With its astonishing rock formations and clear waters, you’ll easily get fascinated by the astonishing view it has. Puerto Princesa is located in the province of Palawan where is known to be a tourist hot spot. Most of the great beaches and attractions are found in Palawan and one of which is the astounded Underground River.

This subterranean river is said to be one of the longest of its kind in the world. It measures at around 8.2 km long. It is also one of the few rivers wherein the water flows directly out to the sea. This underground beauty is world renowned due to the fascinating rock formations found in it. The limestone formations or karsts are the best thing about this site. They are very remarkable to the eye.

There is also a second floor that caters to baby waterfalls. Above it is a cave dome where different species of bats are known to live in and other marine animals. There are only a possible number of kilometres wherein you can explore inside the cave and going beyond that will be impossible because of the thinness of air.

Around the park are forests and other land formations which are home to some endemic and endangered species of animals and plants. It is also known that this area has eight out of the thirteen different types of forest that can be seen in Asia. The park management and the Philippine government strives to protect the remaining species of bearcat, Palawan stink badger, Palawan porcupine, long-tailed macaque, and other mammals and reptiles. These and all makes this a great place to visit. It is also considered as one of the Seven Wonders of the World because of its unique and impeccable beauty