The Tabon Cave Complex and all of Lipuun Point
The Tabon Cave Complex and all of Lipuun Point is part of the Tentative list of Philippines in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.
The Lipuun Point Reservation contains over 200 caves that yielded cultural materials important to the understanding of prehistoric Philippines and Southeast Asia. The astonishing wealth and time-range or the finds dates back to 50,000 years ago to 14th century AD. Notable artifacts include 47,000 year-old human remains, highly developed Neolithic burial jars, tools from Pleistocene and Metal Ages, and porcelain and stoneware from China’s Song and Yuan dynasties.
Map of The Tabon Cave Complex and all of Lipuun PointLoad map
The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.
The Tabon Cave complex is dubbed as "cradle of Philippine civilization" - with 200+ chambers found within Lipuun point, only 20+ have been explored, and only 7 currently open to tourists. This promises more exciting discoveries for the world! Already, some of the blotches found on the walls are thought to be prehistoric murals, and some stone formations may have been shaped as animal sculptures.
The whole Palawan province should receive a sort of "heritage complex" conservation status. Apart from the two existing UNESCO WHS (Puerto Princesa Underground River and Tubbataha Reefs), five other tentative sites are found here - Coron Island, El Nido-Taytay, Tabon Caves, Singapan Caves (petrographs) and Mt. Mantalingahan. The last two sites will be my next destination in the future.
2006 Added to Tentative List
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