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HKPCG-PR-30-2011

Vote for the Puerto Princesa Underground River as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature


 
            The Puerto Princesa Underground River in Palawan has been chosen as one of 28 finalists to the New Seven Wonders of Nature, which will be announced on 11 November 2011.
           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 theSouth 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.

Everyone is invited to vote for the Puerto Princesa Underground River by visiting the organizer’s Web site athttp://www.new7wonders.com/archives/wonder/puerto-princesa-underground-river