Feb 23

Palau; One of the Seven Underwater Wonders of the World

Palau island2Tourist destination this time is Palau, an island nation located in the Pacific Ocean, 500 km east of the Philippines. Koror is the capital of the country, located on the island of Koror which houses around 17 235 (90%) of the population Palau. The city is connected by several bridges with other cities. Palau consists of five islands, namely Babeldaob (Ochalchutem), Koror, Peliliu, Angaur, Kayangel and at least 200 small islands known as rock island. Of the many islands in the country is only eight islands are inhabited.

Koror as the capital has an incredible ocean view is beautiful. A stone lantern that is the only religious symbols Shinto Shrine outside Japan recalled that Japan had been present on the island during the Pacific War. There is the National Museum, which was founded in 1955, which shows the treasure Palau. Palau community is very friendly, warm, friendly and generous. Although it looks more American than the other Micronesian, they continue to uphold their matrilineal culture that is older.

As a tourist destination area, it is not difficult to find the international standard hotel. If your funds are limited, there is a motel and guest house. The restaurant also serves the best international menus, as well as they present a special food menu Palau.


From Koror, by boat, you can walk around the islands in Palau. Many activities you can do, kanoing around Stone Island who has calm water without waves, snorkeling, swimming, scuba diving or trekking to rock. Even you can also deep-sea fishing, which has various kinds of fish species. During Palau as a reference various coral reef life. Palau is also often used as a benchmark in the world to study the coral reefs.

Do not miss a tour of the village of Babeldaob, where you can see some historic sites and local culture. No places to stay in the village, but do not worry, you can stay at the home of one family here. No tariffs applied when you spend the night in local homes, you simply bring gifts such as coffee, canned meat, bread or cigarettes to be given to families whose homes you stay. You should remember one thing, do not forget to remove shoes or footwear before entering people’s houses, it is customary that applies here.

Three ocean currents meet in Palau brings with marine life that is more diverse than even the Caribbean sea. There are more than 1,000 species of fish and over 700 species of coral. If you can dive down the cliff Ngemelis Wall 60 feet, dropping about 1,000 feet until you come across a variety of coral reefs and various species of colorful fish.

Palau is known as one of the Seven Underwater Wonders of the World. If you like diving, do not forget to visit the island Mecherchar. On this island there Butter Fish Lake which is a brackish water lake. This lake is the home of thousands of jellyfish that has mutated from sea jellyfish that sting into the brackish water jellyfish without the sting. Snorkelling with thousands of jellyfish is an unforgettable experience.

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Dive in this lake, you will be taken to many underwater tunnels complete with a view of her beautiful stalagmite. For trekking, local guides will take you to the waterfall and into the highest peak is Mount Ngerchelechuus Palau (713 feet). Here you can find 70 species of orchids and wildlife fascinating.

Transportation in Palau could use a taxi or rent a car. If you choice taxi, do not be surprised if a taxi here does not use the meter taxi. Driver will show some kind of card to your destination before starting the trip. If you want more comfortable journey and privacy, renting a car can be the right choice.