Skip to main content

Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park

Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is a spectacular karst landscape where underground rivers appear directly into the sea and the lower part is affected by tides in Saint Paul Mountain Range, Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines. The region is an important habitat for biodiversity conservation containing mountain and marine ecosystems as Asia's most important forests.

Puerto Princesa Subterranean River is a protected area located in the Saint Paul Mountain Range or about 80 kilometers (50 mi) north of Puerto Princesa City where the river is also called the Puerto Princesa Underground River and the city government has been managing the National Park since 1992.

Xvlor Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is spectacular underground river

Xvlor.com Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is spectacular underground river

Scientists in 2010 found a two-story underground river which meant a small waterfall inside the cave, a 300 meter (980 feet) cave dome over an underground river, rock formations, large bats, deep water holes in the river, more channels rivers, new caves and sea creatures. The deeper areas of the underground river have not been explored due to lack of oxygen.

The park is a limestone karst stretch where the St. Pauls river cave is over 24 kilometers (15 mi) long and 8.2 kilometers (5.1 mi) long dry land on the Cabayugan River side. The cave includes stalactite and stalagmite formations, several large rooms, including the 360-meter Italian's Chamber as one of the largest cave rooms in the world.

Biodiversity

This park has a range of forest formations representing 8 of 13 forest types found in tropical Asia are ultramafic soil forests, limestone forests, mountain forests, freshwater swamp forests, lowland tropical rainforests, river forests, coastal forests and mangrove forests.

Scientists have identified more than 800 plant species from 300 genera and 100 families, including at least 295 trees dominated by dipterocarp species. In lowland forest includes Dao (Dracontomelon dao), Ipil (Intsia bijuga), Dita (Alstonia scholaris), Amugis (Koordersiodendron pinnatum) and Apitong (Dipterocarpus gracilis).

Coastal forest types include Bitaog (Calophyllum inophyllum), Pongamia pinnata and Erynthia orientalis. Other important plant species include Almaciga (Agathis philippinensis), Kamagong (Diospyros pulganensis) Pandan (Pandanus sp.) Anibong and Rotan ('Calamus sp.).

The area is home to 252 bird species where 15 species are endemic to Palawan. Important species are the blue parrot (Tanygnathus lucionensis), the lemongrass lemon (Megapodius cumunigii), the hill myna (Gracula religiosa), the hornbill palawan (Anthracoceros marchei), the white-shaped sea eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster).

In the forest canopy and along the coastline is a long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis) as the only primate found in the area. Other mammal species are bearded pig (Sus barbatus), bearcat (Arctictis binturong), pecandu palawan (Mydaus marchei) and Palawan hedgehog (Hystrix pumila).

Reptiles account for at least 19 species of which 8 are endemic. Common species include reticulated python (Python reticulates), monitor lizards (Varanus salvator) and green crested lizards (Bronchocoela cristatella). Amphibians include 10 species including the Philippine forest Frog (Rana acanthi) and Barbourula busuangensis is endemic to Palawan.

The most important fauna in Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park are 9 species of bats, 2 species of swallow, spider whip (Stygophrynus sp.) Found in cave, while sea cow (Dugong dugon) and turtle of hawksbill (Chelonia mydas) live in coastal areas.

www.xvlor.com Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is spectacular underground river

Xvlor Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is spectacular underground river

Location: Sabang Village, Palawan province.

Routes and public transport: Flights to Puerto Princesa International Airport. Then travel overland to Sabang Village.

Xvlor Explore Papua

Comments

Populer

List of airports in China

China is generally a land country where almost all areas have connected transportation systems, but air transport is the best choice for travel efficiency, except for travelers who seek adventure along the rivers, ferry to reach several small islands and overland journeys.

Airports are spread over many where they have two types of services. International airport to serve international and domestic routes, while domestic airports only serve inter-regional routes in the country. Below is a list of active public airports in China. This list may increase considering that many new airports are still under construction or reduced due to many relocation plans.


= City, airport name, IATA

ANHUI
Anqing, Anqing Tianzhushan Airport, AQGChizhou, Chizhou Jiuhuashan Airport, JUHFuyang, Fuyang Xiguan Airport, FUGHefei, Hefei Xinqiao International Airport, HFEHuangshan, Huangshan Tunxi International Airport, TXNWuhu/Xuancheng, Wuhu Xuancheng Airport
BEIJING
Beijing, Beijing Capital International Airport, …

Timang Beach

Pantai Timang is coastal attraction forms the boundary between Java Island and Indian Ocean in Danggolo Sub-village, Purwodadi Village, Tepus District, Gunung Kidul Regency, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, as one of the beaches in Gunung Kidul which has white sand. The beach is in a secluded area between Siung Beach and Sundak Beach where a coral island becomes a lobster habitat.



Timang Beach traveled using vehicle from Wonosari City for about 32 kilometers where the motorcycle is the best mode to facilitate travel. This beach is flanked by beaches on the coast of Tepus where the west including Seruni, Pok Tunggal and Ngetun, while in the east are Jogan, Siung, and Nglambor.

This beach consists of two parts where the first part of the east is the white sandy beach and many pandanus plants around it, while the second part to the west is a steep hill rock that directly borders the sea and has great views of the island or a large rock offshore.

The island gets its name as Long Rock or Long Island…

Odzala-Kokoua National Park

Odzala-Kokoua National Park or Odzala National Park is a conservation area of 13,500 sq kilometers (5,200 sq mi) at the Cuvette-Ouest Department, Republic of the Congo, declared a protected area in 1935, biosphere reserves in 1977, and national parks in the year 2001 at. Odzala-Kokoua has more than 100 species of mammals and as one of the most diverse primate populations in Africa.

Odzala-Kokoua is managed by the African Parks in collaboration with the Ministry of Forest Economy, Sustainable Development and Environment of the Republic of the Congo in 2010. The park has retained the old rainforests and terrain that vary from 350 meters (1,150 feet) to forest bushy and lots of glade. The area also includes dry forests, savannahs and rainforest ecosystems.



Odzala National Park is one of the oldest national parks in Africa has been neglected for many years and suffered heavy poaching. The poaching of ivory and bushmeat remains a constant threat. African Parks began to organize in 2010 and…