P is for Palawan

That very long, slender, sword-shaped island at the western side of Sulu Sea, along with the cluster of islands near Mindoro, is PALAWAN, the largest province in the Philippines in terms of area.

The country’s last frontier, PALAWAN’s geographic location and remoteness may have largely helped in preserving its beauty. For decades, the province did not experience over commercialization and most parts of the island remain unexplored and undeveloped.

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But recently, PALAWAN has awakened and began to open its door wider for the whole world to see. Condé Nast declared PALAWAN as the world’s best island in 2014. And with the inclusion of Puerto Princesa Subterranean River (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature, this province has become a popular tourist destination.

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