The Philippines‘ Puerto Princesa Underground River made it in the provisional New 7 Wonders of Nature as announced yesterday, 11-11-11, by the New7Wonders (N7W) founder and president himself – Bernard Weber.
The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park can be found in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, at the western side of the Philippines. Situated along the Saint Paul Mountain Range, it is bordered by St. Paul Bay and Babuyan River .
The entrance to the Subterranean River is a short hike from the town of Sabang, also in Puerto Princesa. It is also referred by some as St. Paul’s Subterranean River National Park, or St. Paul Underground River.
So are we to rejoice as a nation as more tourists might come flocking to the Philippines to experience Puerto Princesa Underground River in Palawan? Not so fast.
Being part of the provisional list of the New7Wonders of Nature means that they are the current results based on the first count of votes as per 11/11/11 and is still subject for validation and verification by an idependent body afterwhich the final results will be revealed in early 2012.
The other 6 Provisional sites in the New 7 Wonders of Nature are:
- AMAZON (South America – Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela)
- HALONG BAY (Quáng Ninh in Vietnam)
- IGUAZU FALLS (Brazil & Argentina)
- JEJU ISLAND (South Korea)
- KOMODO (Indonesia)
- PUERTO PRINCESA UNDERGROUND RIVER (Palawan in Philippines)
- TABLE MOUNTAIN (South Africa)
Here is a YouTube video for the official announcement of the provisional list of New 7 Wonders of Nature including Puerto Princesa Underground River:
To finally win or not, we would still like to congratulate the City Government of Puerto Princesa, the Philippines, and those who supported the Puerto Princesa Underground River campaign for the New 7 Wonders of Nature!
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