Puerto Princesa is One of the New Seven Wonders!
I was so happy when I heard the News! The Philippines (my country’s) very own Puerto Princesa Underground River is officially one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature!
The great news!
Together with Korea’s Jeju Island, the Puerto Princesa Underground River has been voted by millions all around the world. Whew! (It’s either a lot of people really really like our underground river or the earth is just filled with Filipinos!)
I really hope that this would boost our tourism industry especially after that so-called fiasco with our new tourism theme, “It’s more fun in the Philippines!” was accused of being copied from Switzerland’s own tourism theme from the 1950s.
But all is well! I read on the new7wonders website how impressed the president of the organization was with the underground river and the Filipinos efforts to promote it. He even mentioned how pleasantly surprised he was when our very own President “Noynoy” Aquino went out of his way to promote the spot himself.
This is truly the sort of thing we hope for: a world exposure. Actually, the Puerto Princesa Underground river is not the only tourism spot we have. The Philippines is blessed with so much beauty that it would be a shame if you didn’t see any of it.
The Puerto Princesa Underground River is found 50 km north of Puerto Princesa City in Palawan. It is an 8.2-km long navigable underground river (the longest in the world!) that winds through the cave. Along the way you would see beautiful rock formations that has been formed through the years. It would be like being in another time! You may even see some of monkeys and monitor lizards near the beach of the cave.
So if you want to see nature at its finest, come and visit the Underground River of Palawan!