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The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is a protected area north of Puerto Princesa, Palawan. It is also called Puerto Princesa Underground River. The City Government of Puerto Princesa has managed the National Park since 1992. The entrance to the subterranean river is controlled by local government with regulated boat rides from the nearest village Sabang. Geologists discovered that the underground river has a second floor and small waterfalls inside the cave. They also found a cave dome above the underground river, rock formations, large bats, a deep water hole in the river, and more river channels. Puerto Princesa Subterranean River is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature.
The 8 kilometer river is the longest navigable underground river in the world, winding its way underneath mountains berfore flowing into the South China Sea. This journey through the cave system is 24 kilometers long though visitors may only pass through 2 or 3 kilometers of it. The area where the Underground River is located is a national park as well as a model of biodiversity. More than 800 plant species, including 300 types of trees, 200 bird species, 30 mammals, 19 reptiles and eight different bat species live here.
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The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is a protected area north of Puerto Princesa, Palawan. It is also called Puerto Princesa Underground River. The City Government of Puerto Princesa has managed the National Park since 1992. The entrance to the subterranean river is controlled by local government with regulated boat rides from the nearest village Sabang. Geologists discovered that the underground river has a second floor and small waterfalls inside the cave. They also found a cave dome above the underground river, rock formations, large bats, a deep water hole in the river, and more river channels. Puerto Princesa Subterranean River is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature.<br />
The 8 kilometer river is the longest navigable underground river in the world, winding its way underneath mountains berfore flowing into the South China Sea. This journey through the cave system is 24 kilometers long though visitors may only pass through 2 or 3 kilometers of it.  The area where the Underground River is located is a national park as well as a model of biodiversity. More than 800 plant species, including 300 types of trees, 200 bird species, 30 mammals, 19 reptiles and eight different bat species live here.