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Puerto Princesa “Underground River” registers 41.54% hike tourist arrivals in 4 months PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 15 May 2008

Visitors way to Underground RiverPUERTO PRINCESA CITY, May 15 (PNA) -- Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park (PPSRNP) in sitio Sabang, barangay Cabayugan this city has recorded 32,086 visitors from January to April this year, an increase of 9,417 or 41.54 compared to the same period last year which was 22,669.

Based on the record of PPSRNP management office, it showed that out of 32,086 tourists, 25,093 were locals and 6,993 were foreigners.

James Albert Mendoza, park manager, said a total of 11,334 visited the national park, known as “Underground River,” last April, a month where city government hosted the Palarong Pambansa.

Mendoza said Underground River, a UNESCO-declared World Heritage Site, reputed to be the longest known navigable subterranean river in the world, is still the best seller among the numerous tourist destinations in the city.

In the year 2007, it had registered 63,271 visitors, an increased of 17,003 or 36.75 percent compared to 46,268 visitors in 2006.

The park is currently ranked 16th in the ongoing worldwide search of the “New Seven Wonders of Nature”.

World-renowed Tubbataha Reef, also in Palawan and Chocolate Hills in Bohol are steadily in the 8th and 9th place, respectively in the live ranking. (PNA)

 
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