Chocolate Hills and Subterranean River Park

I thought that the Tubbataha reef is the sole nominee of the Philippines in the “New Seven Natural Wonders of Nature“. There are other two nominees.

Another nominee is Bohol’s Chocolate Hills. It is reminiscent on my part to come across with this tourist spot again from my HEKASI subject during my grade school years. And I thought it exists only on books now and  already faced destruction today. But hey, chocolate hills are still standing and nominated as one of the wonders of nature.

Meanwhile, there is another entry from the Philippines. It is the Puerto Princesa Subterranean RIver National Park. I am not familiar with this one. I am thrilled.

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. – New Seven Wonders of Nature

It is needless to say how rich our country in terms of beauty and prestige in nature. Tubbataha Reef ranks eigth. Chocolate HIlls is in the ninth spot while the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is 33rd. And only seven will make it. So fellow Pinoys, please vote our own.

To vote, please click “The New Seven Wonders of Nature“.