It’s high time that the Philippines be known as one of the amazing places on Earth where wealth of wonders abound. One of which is the Puerto Princesa Underground River, finalist in the New 7 Wonders of Nature.
Serenity resides at the mouth of the Subterranean River. The picture below brings back memories in 2005.
It was one of the most unforgettable trip with my family. We rode a row boat and entered into darkness. The flashlight served as the only light that revealed the awesome stalactites and stalagmites formation inside the cave. Our boatman (whose name I cannot remember) jokingly called himself as Batman because of the numerous bats that lived in the cave.
I recalled him naming the formations as Sharon Stone, the Holy Family, Pechay Baguio and other vegetables which the stalactites resembled. He made the trip a lot more fun with the jokes, which I bet was a script that he tells every visitor of the river.
- 8.2 kilometer navigable underground river-the longest in the world
- A distinguishing feature of the river is that it flows directly into the sea, and the lower half portion of the river is brackish and subject to tidal influence
- Inscribed in the UNESCO List of Natural World Heritage Sites
Filipino composer Noel Cabangon joined the campaign and even shared his music during the dinner organized by Travelbook.ph. Here’s a short video clip of his song: Puerto Princesa
The countdown has begun. 15 days, 19 hours, 57 minutes left before voting ends on 11.11.11. Vote now and support the Philippines.
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- Visit the http://www.new7wonders.com/
- Register. One vote per email.
- When your registration is successful, click on this link and VOTE: http://www.new7wonders.com/archives/wonder/puerto-princesa-underground-river
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-Text PPUR to 2861 (for all networks). One vote per text. Let’s use our texting powers and help Puerto Princesa win.
Let us all be movers of this nation and help Philippine tourism grow.
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