Saturday, September 1, 2012

Puerto Princesa Subterranean River

Declared as one of the United Nation’s World Heritage sites, the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park features a spectacular limestone karst landscape with an underground river. The river’s distinguishing features is that it emerges winds through a cave before flowing directly into the South China Sea. Major formations of stalactites and stalagmites, and several large chambers are also a highlights in the river. The stalactites and stalagmites formation resembles amazing images shapes like “banana blossom”,”bell pepper”, “corn”, “mushroom”, and the “nativity”.The area also represents a significant habitat for biodiversity conservation. The site contains a full ‘mountain-to-sea’ ecosystem and has some of the most important forests in Asia.

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