Thursday, October 20, 2011

Palawan : Underground River Adventure

Palawan’s UNESCO World Heritage Site and entrant into the contest for the New 7 Wonders of the Natural World, the underground river near Sabang is officially known as the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park . Located about 50 kilometers north of the city of Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines, the underground river is the second longest in the world since a longer one was recently discovered in Yucatan, Mexico.

Navigable for 8.2 km or over 5 miles, most tourists see the more easily negotiated first 2km. The cave formations are spectacular and include stalactites, stalagmites and columns as well as other formations and of course bats and swallows abound.

1 comment:

Joshua Sterrett said...

Wow, there are some really good photos here ;)
The cave was SOOO dark wasn't it?