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Monday, May 26, 2008

Support the Philippine Nominnees to the New 7 Wonders of Nature

Please continue voting for our nominees.. you can vote at this site ... http://www.new7wonders.com/nature/en/index/

Update on the Rankings as of today May 26, 2008

1. Ha Long Bay VIET NAM - Asia
2. Cox's Bazar, Beach BANGLADESH - Asia
3. Ganges, River BANGLADESH/ INDIA - Asia
4. Amazon River, River/Forest BOLIVIA/ BRAZIL/ COLOMBIA/ ECUADOR/ PERU/ VENEZUELA - South America
5. Tubbataha Reef PHILIPPINES - Asia
6. Mount Everest, Mountain NEPAL - Asia
7. Chocolate Hills PHILIPPINES - Asia
8. Mount Fuji, Mountain JAPAN - Asia
9. Cocos Island, Island COSTA RICA - North America
10. Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park PHILIPPINES - Asia
11. Mayon Volcano PHILIPPINES - Asia
12. Ein Gedi, Oasis ISRAEL - Asia
13. Fernando de Noronha, Archipelago BRAZIL - South America
14. Pinnacles Desert, Desert AUSTRALIA - Oceania
15. Colca Canyon, Canyon PERU - South America
16. Coatepeque Lake, Crater Lake EL SALVADOR - North America
17. Big Sur, Beach UNITED STATES - North America
18. Grand Canyon, Canyon UNITED STATES - North America
19. Lomas de Lachay, National Park PERU - South America
20. Lake Atitlan, Lake GUATEMALA - North America

What's unique with the sites nominated read on and find out...

CHOCOLATE HILLS


The Chocolate Hills is an unusual geological formation in Bohol, Philippines. It is composed of around 1,268 perfectly cone-shaped hills, all about the same size, spread over an area of more than 50 sq km The hills are covered in green grass that turns brown during the dry season, giving them the name ''Chocolate Hills.''

MAYON VOLCANO


Mayon Volcano is an active volcano on the Filipino island of Luzo, 15 km northwest of Legazpi City.It is classified by volcanologists as a stratovolcano (composite volcano). Its symmetric cone was formed through alternate pyroclastic and lava flows. Mayon is the most active volcano in the country, having erupted over 47 times in the past 400 years, and is a part of what is called the Pacific Ring of Fire.

PUERTO PRINSESA SUBTERRANEAN RIVER NATIONAL PARK


The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is located about 50 km north of the city of Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines. It features a limestone karst mountain landscape with an 8.2 km. navigable underground river. A distinguishing feature of the river is that it winds through a cave before flowing directly into the South China Sea. It includes major formations of stalactites and stalagmites, and several large chambers. The lower portion of the river is subject to tidal influences. The underground river is reputed to be the world's longest. At the mouth of the cave, a clear lagoon is framed by ancient trees growing right to the water's edge. Monkeys, large monitor lizards, and squirrels find their niche on the beach near the cave.

TUBBATAHA REEF


Tubbataha Reef is an atoll coral reef in the Sulu Sea that belongs to the Philippines. It is a marine sanctuary protected as Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park. The reef is composed of two atolls, North and South Reefs. Each reef has a single small islet that protrudes from the water. The atolls are separated by a deep channel 8 kilometers wide. Over one thousand species, including many that are endangered, can be found at on the reef. These include manta rays, lionfish, tortoises, clownfish and sharks.

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