One of the seven wonders of the world. Simply breathtaking.
The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park 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 South China Sea. It includes major formations of stalactites and stalagmites, 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.... http://world.new7wonders.com/the-new7wonders-of-nature/puerto-princessa-underground-river-philippines/
The one thing that can not be missed when visiting Palawan. This is considered the 8th wonder of the world and I can see why. There are lots of tourists but there is a limit to how many can visit the caves at ant given time. Unlike some of the sites in Vietnam and Thailand, the area is still relatively undeveloped. The water is pristine with the experience of sailing into the cave exciting and full of beauty.
A real paradise! Voted One of the 8th wonders of the world.
Such an amazingly beautiful place! It is considered as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. You ride on a boat into the cave and wonder at the various rock formations. The boat men were very entertaining. Although the river is 8.2 km long, the permits given to the tourist is only for a 45 minutes boat ride. Special permits must be requested and granted only to scientists and explorers who wants to go through the end of the cave.
this view BEING A proud to be one in a many Filipino people that living in my country THE PHILIPPINES><
This is one of those places that one really has to see. Pictures just doesn't convey the true beauty of the place.
Underground river caves, not nice smell, darkness, thousands of baths and scary unknown weird creatures.. if it sounds exiting for you.. you definitely must do .. is a great place to see how nature looks interesting.. and weird sometimes.. and you have a really gouges view till you get there ...
Be prepared for something different. I was expecting a river that actually flowed along a set course.. this is more of an underground cavern that is partially flooded.. none the less it is quite amazing and should be experienced, as well be sure to take a hike up the monkey trail .. also to do business in the small fishing village which is your take off point to the underground river.. Well worth the trip.