Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park

Posted in Philippines | February 7, 2013

Visit the Puerto Princesa Subterranean river National Park is one of the most fascinating regions of in the World Heritage Sites in the Phillipines region. There is a lovely navigable underground river here, which runs for around 8.2 km and is said to be the longest in the world. The river is found under a lovely karst mountain with a beautiful limestone base. The mountain is called St. Paul and is named thus after one of the peaks that has a construction very similar to the dome of the St. Paul Cathedral in Italy.

This is a green zone that is one of the main lands for conservation of biodiversity in Palawan. As tourists come here, they love to see the large monitor lizards and monkeys, which are all found at the entrance to the cave. This is a green zone that is one of the chosen ones for the natural wonders of the world competitions.

A very protected area of the Philippines region the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park and is around 360 miles to the southwest of Manila which is incidentally the economic capital of Phillipines. It was a national Park in the year 1971 mainly to preserve and protect the entire verdant expanse and also the interesting features of wildlife here. Some of the best white sand beaches are found here and with the most fascinating natural delights and the best of unspoilt natural beauty, this is one of the most impressive systems of cave pleasures.

With a magnificent sight of the Karst Mountains and limestone landscapes, it has a long underground river that flows straight into the sea. The lower part f the river is full of brackish stuff and this entirely subject to the ocean tide. There is a subterranean river that flows directly into the sea and the tidal influence here makes it a very natural process and that too unique. There are around 11 minerals a Serenia fossil that is 20 million years old and aesthetically and scientifically unique speleothems that are found embedded in the cave walls and this is what justifies the entire park region as one of the seven wonders of Nature.

The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River Park is a region that has a lot of ecosystems and also forests that are really important regions of biodiversity conservation. This also represents the moist forests of the Palawan region and this is the most significant one in Asia. It is very famous for the local and regional endemism here. The site is a place that has some of the most endangered endemic and rare wildlife species. Coral reefs, mangroves, sea grass beds and other such fascinating structures are found here.

The main significance of this park is seen by the way it has been designated as a World heritage site. This is also a Biosphere Reserve an important bird area and a biosphere reserve too. There is a lot of universal value for the park and this deserves to have a special mention therefore it has been maintained for the benefit of the generations to follow. The City government of Puerto Princesa manages the park with the help of a multi sector protected area management board. This park also has the unique distinction of being a very well managed area by the local government unit and is the first national park of this kind. The Site has thus become a very big and important example for protecting area management and also sustainable tourism in the Phillipines region.

The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is a great source of respect and reverence for the people of Puerto Princesa and is a wonderful example of Phillipines customs and tradition. This is a great symbol of the efforts of the Filipinos to preserve natural heritage.

With the best of the most important forests in the continent of Asia, this is a beautiful region filled with the best of park pleasures and the most of natural delights. Situated in the archipelago of Phillipines in the mid western coast of Palawan, which is around 76 km to the northwest of Puerto Princesa and is around 360 km to the southwest of manila.

The brackish river is a very important global phenomenon and thus is a great natural wonder here in the Puerto Princesa Subterranean river Park. The cavern in the river has an awe inspiring rock formation and the entire property has a mountain to sea ecosystem, which gives a great habitat for conservation of the biodiversity here. It protects the forests in the Palawan biogeographic province.

With the best of park delights and the most of natural ambience the tours to the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River Park is very enchanting.

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