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Subterranean River

In Bahile, Puerto Princesa lays the world heritage site called Subterranean River. With a length of 8.2 kilometers, this natural wonder amazed millions of tourists because of its passable underground river. In fact, Subterranean River stands to be the worlds longest underground river along with a fascinating cave winding throughout its length and empties in South China Sea.

Where the river flows, there is a deep cave lined with marble cliffs and rugged limestone ready to excite your sights. In its recesses deeply hallowed into the winding tunnel, tourists can enjoy the sights through a paddleboat exploring rock formations, amphitheaters, and stalactite pillars.

Palawan Underground River

The Palawan Underground River is believe to be one of the longest navigable underground rivers in the world which features cathedral like caverns and domes. The stalactites and stalagmites formation resembles like religious images, fruits and birds. Truly, an admirable underworld that project the omnipotence of the Creator over human hands. The Palawan Underground River is home to other cove dwelling fauna.

The Puerto Princesa Underground River National Park, a paradise of limestone in a cave complex some two or three hours north of the urban center attracts lots of hundreds, no, thousands of tourists every year, has made it to a list of candidates for the New Seven Wonders of the World search.
The city government has embarked on a campaign to make the cut of 77 nominees by yearend via Internet voting, and get into the second round of selection for the top 21 nature sites to be announced in January. 
"I'm confident we will make the cut even before the end of the year. After all, our underground river is very popular locally and abroad," Mayor Edward Hagedorn said in an interview Sunday. 
A second round of Internet-based voting will be held for the remaining 21 candidates starting in January next year and will culminate with the official declaration by the organizers of the New Seven Wonders of the World by year 2010. 
Also known as the St. Paul's Underground River, the tourist attraction consists of 8.2 kilometers of winding narrow waterways emptying into the South China Sea. Local tourism officials claim it is the longest navigable underground river in the world, 
The search is organized by the nonprofit New Seven Wonders Foundation. 
The same group also undertook the "New Seven Wonders of the World" search that ended last year. 
Puerto Princesa's underground river joins three other nominees from the Philippines led by the Chocolate Hills of Bohol, the Tubbataha Reefs also in Palawan and Mayon Volcano in the Bicol region. 
The Chocolate Hills and Tubbataha currently share the limelight in the top 10 of the list composed of nearly 300 nominees. 
Mayon Volcano, which was ranked 21st a week ago was delisted by organizers for voting after entry requirements were clarified with the organizers, but is expected to be back online.
Tubbataha, which was nominated by the Department of Tourism, was also delisted last week but got back online after resolving questions on requirements also raised by the organizers.

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