Saturday, October 18, 2014

Palawan Island

Palawan Island

Palawan island have many nice place. Famous Undergrand River, beach lake. Palawan officialy the Province of Palawan, is an island province of thePhilippines that is located in the MIMAROPA region. It is the largest province in the country in terms of total area of jurisdiction. Its capital isPuerto Princesa City, but it is governed independently from the province.
The islands of Palawan stretch from Mindoro in the northeast to Borneo in the southwest. It lies between the South China Sea and the Sulu Sea. The province is named after its largest island, Palawan Island, measuring 450 kilometres long, and 50 kilometres wide.
Palawan is composed of the long and narrow Palawan Island, plus a number of other smaller islands surrounding the main island. The Calamianes Group of Islands to the Northeast consists of Busuanga Island, Coron Island and Culion Island. Durangan Island almost touches the westernmost part of Palawan Island, while Balabac Island is located off the southern tip, separated from Borneo by the Balabac Strait. In addition, Palawan covers the Cuyo Islands in the Sulu Sea. The disputed Spratly Islands, located a few hundred kilometres to the west, are considered part of Palawan by the Philippines, and is locally called the "Kalayaan Group of Island

Palawan's almost 2,000 kilometers of irregular coastline are dotted with roughly 1,780 islands and islets, rocky coves, and sugar-white sandy beaches. It also harbors a vast stretch of virgin forests that carpet its chain of mountain ranges. The mountain heights average 1,100 mt in altitude, with the highest peak rising to 2,086 mt at mount Mantalingahan. The vast mountain areas are the source of valuable timber. The terrain is a mix of coastal plain, craggy foothills, valley deltas, and heavy forest interspersed with riverine arteries that serve as irrigation.

The province has two types of climate. The first, wich occurs in the northern and southern extremities and the entire western coast, has two distinct seasons - six months dry and six months wet. The other, which prevails in the eastern coast, has a short dry season of one to three months and no pronounced rainy period during the rest of the year. The southern part of the province is virtually free from tropical depressions but northern Palawan experiences torrential rains during the months of july and august. Summer months serve as peak season for Palawan. Sea voyage is most favorable from march to early june when the seas are calm. The average maximum temperature is 31 degrees C with little variation all year.

Cultural structure, geographic location, nature, sports accordance with incredibly beautiful beaches and nature lovers prefer traveling by sea is a country. Untouched nature and offers visitors a feast officially at the beginning of the most important regions in the country, Palawan income.

Underground River

The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park a Unesco World Heritage Site is one of the longest navigable underground rivers in the world, with a total length of 8.2 kilometers and one of few open to the public.

Places to visit in Palawan
  • Snake Beach, El Nido
  • Secret Beach, El Nido
  • Hidden Beach, El Nido

  • Small Lagoon, El Nido
  • Kayangan Lake, Coron Island

  • Barracuda Lake, Coron Island
  • Tapyas Hill, Coron Island
  • Maquinit Spa, Coron Island
  • Coron Youth Club, Coron Island
  • Subterranean Underground River, Puerto Princesa
  • Ugong Rock, Puerto Princesa
  • Tubbataha Reef Marina Park, Puerto Princesa

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