Minalungao National Park

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Minalungao National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Map showing the location of Minalungao National Park
Map showing the location of Minalungao National Park
Location Nueva Ecija, Philippines
Nearest city Gapan, Nueva Ecija, Philippines
Coordinates 15°31′N 121°14′E / 15.517°N 121.233°E / 15.517; 121.233Coordinates: 15°31′N 121°14′E / 15.517°N 121.233°E / 15.517; 121.233
Area 2,018 hectares (4,990 acres)
Established June 11, 1967
Governing body Department of Environment and Natural Resources

Minalungao National Park is a protected area of the Philippines located in the municipality of General Tinio, Nueva Ecija in Central Luzon. The park covers an area of 2,018 hectares[1] centered along the scenic Peñaranda River bordered on both sides by up to 16-meter high limestone walls in the foothills of the Sierra Madre mountain range. It was established in 1967 by virtue of Republic Act No. 5100.[2]

The park is considered as one of the few remaining natural environments in this region north of Manila. It is promoted by the local government as an ecotourism destination offering breath-taking scenery of green pristine river and unique rock formations. A system of unexplored subterranean caverns have also been identified as potential attractions. Facilities for picnics, swimming, fishing, raft riding and cliff diving have likewise been put up to draw more visitors.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Region 3 - Protected Areas". Department of Environment of Natural Resources Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau. Retrieved 15 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "R.A. No. 5100". PhilippineLaw.info. Retrieved 15 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "The Minalungao National Park". Municipal Government of General Tinio. Retrieved 15 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "Towns and Cities - Gen. Tinio". Biyahero.net. Retrieved 15 June 2012. 

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