Photo of the Week: Underground River, Philippines

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Two Boats pass in the caverns in the Underground River, located in Sabang on the island of Palawan in the Philippines.  The Underground River is one of the New 7 Wonders of the World as rated by millions of voters throughout the world.  It is a long river that passes through caverns that were carved out by the action of the water over thousands of years.  The current water level allows small boats to navigate the inside of the caverns as part of a guided tour of the area.  The standard tour takes about 45 minutes to go through main caverns and generally boats consist of about 10 people.

The cave is calm, quiet, and cool, which is a much needed break from the heat that exists outside.  The only noise is the voice of the guide and the chirping of the thousands of bats that inhabit the cave.  If you’re lucky, you just might be annointed by the holy water eminating from said noctillionine companions.  It’s a fantastic experience, and one you should not miss if you are on Palawan (which you should be).

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