Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, The Philippines

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_1959

This park is located in the centre of Palawan Island in the western Philippines and has a core protection area of 57 km2. Its main features are the karst landscapes in the underground river area. River water flowing directly into the ocean is a major wonder of the subterranean river, and the lower section of the river is affected by tidal activity. The park is also a valuable natural habitat for biodiversity conservation. With a complete ecosystem chain ‘from mountain peaks to oceans’, the site protects the most important forests in Asia.

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