France - French Polynesia - Taputapuātea

"Taputapuātea on Ra’iatea Island is at the centre of the “Polynesian Triangle,” a vast portion of the Pacific Ocean, dotted with islands, and the last part of the globe to be settled by humans. The property includes two forested valleys, a portion of lagoon and coral reef and a strip of open ocean. At the heart of the property is the Taputapuātea marae complex, a political, ceremonial and funerary centre. It is characterized by a paved courtyard with a large standing stone at its centre. Widespread in Polynesia, the marae were places where the world of the living intersects the world of the ancestors. Taputapuātea is an exceptional testimony to 1,000"

Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Taputapuatea is located on Ra'iatea island. This multi-view postcard of aerial views of French Polynesian islands views with Raiatea island on the bottom right corner. Thanks to Magali of French Polynesia.

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