Traveling to Palawan Island, Philippines

Palawan Island, officially the Province of Palawan, is the provincial administration of Philippines. It is named from the largest Island in the province that is Palawan Island. This province is located in southwest of Luzon Island.

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Palawan is well-known as the most beautiful archipelago in Philippines. It is popular among tourists across the world according to the beauty of the sea, the white beaches including the characteristic of the northern coast of the Island that is parallel with the South China Sea. The southern coast is next to the north of Sulu Sea which makes the color of the sea around the Island blue and green emerald. Importantly, the sea is too clear to see the seaweed and the reefs including the rock under the sea which is the main target of divers to go diving to see the reefs and aquatic animal under the sea.

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There are a lot of tourist attractions in many areas on Palawan Island. In each area have resorts, shops, and interesting activities by the most popular is snorkeling, diving, boating to sightseeing around the Island including playing comfortably in the water near the beach. There are other two world heritage sites near Palawan Island in the area of the Province of Palawan which are Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park and Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park

Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park is a part of the coral triangle, where is accepted as the center of marine biodiversity, consists of various fish species such as whale, shark, and dolphin as well as 360 coral species. Therefore, Tubbataha becomes the popular place for recreational divers, especially, due to the shallow reef walls which the depth of water is appropriate. The walls are the habitat of various fish species such as Hammerhead shark, Barracuda, Moorish idol, Napoleonfish, and Moray eel that live in its refuge.

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Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is located in the Saint Paul Mountain Range on the northern coast of the island. This national park has beautiful scenery from limestone mountain and subterranean river that flows down through the cave into the ocean. Its length is 8.2 kilometers which is the longest subterranean river of the world. In the cave, there are a lot of stalactites which needs boating to get inside including the flashlight as there is no permanent light setting in the cave. There is a limitation in getting inside the cave by allowing visitors to get inside only 1.2 kilometers. For the rest, it is close due to the conservation and restriction of the amount of visitors.

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