The Puerto Princesa Underground River is part of the New7Wonders of Nature (N7WN). It was chosen second to Jeju Island, which was the first location announced. Can you believe that the local government actually almost gave up on promoting the river site, but the country's president insisted on keeping the campaign going?
Over the weekend, N7WN President Bernard Weber went to the Philippines to announce the majestic Puerto Princesa Underground River as one of the modern seven wonders of the world. The announcement was made at the Heritage Hotel in Pasay City.
Weber said, "When your very own President Aquino came out in support of the PPUR campaign, I knew that this country was taking the New7Wonders of Nature seriously. Fans of PPUR all over the world responded to his call for action by voting in record numbers, and today's confirmation is the well-earned reward for this extraordinary display of enthusiasm." What an honor, and there is no doubt that this will bring additional tourism to the region, which will be great for the economy. While the sudden influx of tourists may be difficult, the city will adjust.
In addition to the Puerto Princesa Undergrand River and Jeju Island, the other five of the N7WN are Amazon Rainforest, Halong Bay, Iguazu Falls, Komodo National Park, and Table Mountain. Have you visited any of these wonderful places? If not, does their inclusion on this exclusive list make you more likely to plan a trip to any of them in the future? Is there any other location you wish had been included in the New7Wonders of Nature?
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