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Fiji sightseeing. Travel guide - attractions, sights, nature and touristic places

First people appeared on the territory of these islands yet during the prehistoric era. The Republic of Fiji is famous for its exotic nature, unusual culture and warm attitude. The capital of the country, Suva, is the biggest and most visited city in Fiji. The main landmark of Suva is the Museum of Fiji, which exhibits a large collection of historic and archaeological relics. No other island in the Pacific Ocean can conquer with this amazing museum in terms of size and number of items exhibited. The museum is located in the centre of Thurston Gardens. The park is also the location of two beautiful buildings – the Parliament House and the Government House. When it comes to describing sights of Suva, it’s simply impossible not to mention The Church of Saint Francis Xavier High that is located on a hill.
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Continue your acquaintance with the country by visiting Sigatoka. Make sure you visit Kalevu Cultural Centre, where you will be able to see an ancient mosque and enjoy its beautiful mosaic, take a walk on old streets full of historic mansions. Sigatoka Sand Dunes Park is a true gem of the city. The 650 hectare large park is an interesting place that attracts not only tourists but also archaeologists. Thanks to excavations an old necropolis that belongs to the 14th – 16th century was found in the park.
Naihehe Caves are an important tourist destination. These caves are not only beautiful, but also mysterious as there are many legends connected with the caves. The city of Nadi is a wonderful place famous for its ancient religious shrines and magnificent gardens. Nadi is home to the famous Sri Siva Subramaniya temple. This temple is known as the biggest religious shrine of its type in whole south hemisphere. Sri Siva Subramaniya is one of the most worshipped and respected Hindu temples in the world. The temple looks like a giant multi-coloured pyramid. The height of Sri Siva Subramaniya estimates 30 metres. The temple is famous for its lush decoration as it’s almost impossible to find such a detailed building with so many elegant decorations anywhere else in the world. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Nausori National Park is one of most famous reserves in Fiji. The large park is a great place to see flora of the islands in its splendour – hundreds of different trees and flowers, fast mountain rivers and beautiful rocks simply cannot leave travellers indifferent. There is a botanic garden nearby. It’s called the Garden of Sleeping Giant and is dedicated to orchids. It’s a rare place where visitors can see as many as two thousand types of this wonderful flower.
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Boiled Bat in Lutukina Restaurants

From the series “The most disgusting dishes in the world”
In many Asian countries, a soup of bats remains a popular delicacy. There are numerous fans of this exotic treats in the Fiji Islands. The main feature of the dish is to cook whole bats. The treat is also served to the table with an uncut animal. The price of this delicatessen is quite high, so not everyone can enjoy it.

To prepare the dish, chefs have to work hard. The thing is that the meat of the bat has a strong and rather unpleasant odor. To get rid of it, carcasses of bats are long soaked in a special sauce of chili and garlic. This exotic delicacy is quite common in Vietnam, where there are many ways to cook bats. Animals are caught in the numerous caves and then delivered to the restaurant, where chefs cook real culinary masterpieces.

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Cloud 9 Bar

From the series “Fancy houses and hotels located on water or under water”
Not far from the island of Viti Levu, which is a part of the Fiji archipelago, an amazing floating Cloud 9 bar is located. It offers its guests a chance to relax in an incredible atmosphere, surrounded by the sky-blue waters of the ocean. The bar is a two-storey wooden platform, equipped with anchors. It has many excellent recreation areas.

Its visitors will have an opportunity to try a number of specialties and enjoy exotic drinks, and then go to sunbathe on the terrace. A real surprise awaits gourmets - a high-quality Italian pizzeria in which pizza is cooked on open fire. At any time, visitors to the floating bar can swim in the ocean, and they also have the services of a diving center.

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Turtle Island

From the series “The most beautiful islands on the planet”
Many travelers know the island of Turtle, which is part of the Fiji archipelago, among the other names - turtle island. The name reflects one of the main characteristics of the island - the turtles are the main inhabitants of the island. In addition, more than 100 species live on the island. In the coastal waters one can see more than 1 000 fish species and other representatives of the underwater world.

The flora of the island is just as diverse, on its territory scientists have discovered more than a thousand plant species. Many tourists come to the Turtle Island only to see dugongs - the rare sea mammals that look a little like the mythical mermaids. These strange animals can give the unique sounds that recall the crying of man. Most travelers visit the island in the period from April … Read all
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Sightseeing in popular cities of Fiji

Suva
Pacific Harbor is considered the most popular beach in this city. This place is perfectly equipped for sports activities; here vacationers can rent equipment for diving, water ski or simply go fishing. Spearfishing has been the most popular entertainment of recent years. It is not only very entertaining, but also allows admiring the beauty of the underwater world. You will also find tennis courts and golf courses on the territory of some hotels, as well as swimming pools and recreation centers … Read more
Nadi
Not far from the Nadi Airport is the original market, which is also very popular among tourists. In this market, local artists and artisans offer their works, and you can choose the perfect souvenirs. Many tourists visit this market as an art gallery. Here you can buy beautiful paintings, handmade jewellery for home decor, as well as classic souvenirs for reasonable prices.  Those fond of nature should definitely visit the Garden of the Sleeping Giant - an incredibly beautiful and … Read more
Viti Levu Island
Parliament of Fiji is probably the most unusual symbol of the island. This unique complex was built by 1992; the Parliament is reasonably regarded as one of the most eccentric buildings in the world. It was built and decorated according to local traditions; its spacious interior is enriched with original art works. Some of the Parliament halls are open for public and there are daily excursions available for tourists. Holy Trinity Cathedral is the most important religious landmark of Viti Levu. … Read more
Vanua Levu Island
Mount Nasorolevu is worth mentioning among the natural attractions. That’s the highest point of the island. Mountain slopes are entirely covered with tropical vegetation. A lot of hiking trails are laid there, but some slopes of the mountain remain out of reach because of rank vegetation. The largest town on the island is Labasa; Floating Island has being its symbol for many years. A small island located in one of the local lakes is an amazing natural site. During the day, a small piece of … Read more
Mamanuca Island
Solevu village is on Malolo Island; a visit there would be the best way to explore traditions and customs of the indigenous population. The lovely old church has survived there. The local gift shop is more like a museum, where you can not only admire, but also buy unusual items. Monuriki Island became very popular among tourists more recently; many fans of Tom Hanks flock there. The fact is that the island was the scene for Cast Away movie, and the main sightseeing object is a cave in which the … Read more

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