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Friday, January 9, 2009

The Beauty of the Philippines

Puerto Princesa Subterranean River

There has been for sometime an ongoing campaign for the "New Seven Wonders of the Nature" and an online voting scheme has been set-up to support nominations. The link below -

I was never much of a competitor and to me, the world God and Nature gave ALL of us is filled with so much awe and beauty, there really shouldn't be any "popularity contest" as to which country or people has the best or most of it.

Originally, our lupang hinirang had four entries. Now it seems that the lone contender still in the running is the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park located in Palawan pictured above. The other previous nominees also derserve a mention since they are indescribeably unique and beautiful, contest or no contest.

The Tubbataha Reef located in the Sulu Sea of the Philippines. It's the country's only marine natural park and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Chocolate Hills in Bohol. So named because the more than a thousand cone-shaped green hills turn brown during the dry season.

And last but not least, the Mayon Volcano in Albay. Known to have "the most perfect cone shape".

To all foreigners and fellow Pinoy expats abroad, there's alot more to see and experience, including fun, food, and colorful festivals! Come visit us here in the Philippines!

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