Saturday, November 12, 2011

Puerto Princesa Underground River Chosen Among New7Wonders of Nature

The provisional winners for the New 7 Wonders of Nature has been announced and Puerto Princesa Underground River got included in the top 7.

The other six New 7 Wonders of Nature who made it based on the first count of vote results on 11/11/11 were Amazon River (South America), Halong Bay (Vietnman), Iguazu Fallas (Argentina), Jeju Island (South Korea), Komodo Island (Indonesia) and Table Mountain (South Africa).

The official New 7 Wonders of Nature will be announced early 2012 after validation and verification of votes.

Read the news here:

Info about Puerto Princesa Subterranean River:

"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 the South 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."

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Congratulations PPUR!