Palawan is located at western part of the Philippines. Dubbed as the Last Ecological Frontier in Asia and gratified with large pristine rainforests and abundant magnificent white sand beaches. Nowhere in this earth can be found a great balance of diverse marine life and rainforest rich in floras and faunas. It seems a never ending gift from nature because Palawan is also blessed with a magnificent underground river, the world renowned Puerto Princesa Subterranean River, which recently listed in the New Seven Wonders of the World. It is located 50km north of the capital center, the Puerto Princesa.
Welcoming azure crystal clear water will navigate you to the phenomenal entrance of the underground river. Be delighted to witness an amazing work of art. Together with my travel buds, Ton and Che we were wowed by the beauty of Puerto Princesa Subterranean River.
It boasts a spectacular limestone karst mountain that surrounds the ingress of the river . It contains an 8.2 km long underground river that flows straight to the sea.
Shaped by millions of years, these fascinating scattered stalactites, stalagmites and columns all over the cave are the true hidden beauty of the Palawan.
Great discovery by geologist and environmentalist is a 20 million year old sea cow fossil embedded in the wall in a far-off area of the subterranean river.
|creepy rock formation, right?|
It was a great experience for the three of us because we witnessed the world renowned Subterranean river. A source of proud for our country and also symbolizes our commitment to preserve and conserve our natural heritage.
Photos by Charlton Milan