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Culture of Moorea. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Moorea Although many people are visiting the island due to its picturesque coastline and remarkable entertainment venues, Moorea is also a great place for all fans of outdoor activities. The island has quite a few unique landmarks that should be of interest to people of all ages. The main attraction of this paradise island is arguably the Tiki Village culture center. This large-scale open-air museum offers guided tours that involve not only a walk through the exhibit collection, but also some fun recreational activities.
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The museum successfully encapsulates the atmosphere typical of local medieval villages. The village houses a wonderful folklore theater, as well as a number of craft stalls, specialty restaurants, and even a pearl processing farm. No less interesting is a tour to the Dolphin Study Center.
The center runs fascinating entertainment programs and shows starring the cutest sea animals, making it especially popular with tourists that travel with their kids. There are also several unique religious attractions on the island, including the famous Papetoai Temple. Located in the village of the same name, the temple was built in the first half of the 19th century. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Papetoai is situated in the place where a large marae (pagan sacred ground) once stood. Here you can still find several large stones that were once part of that ancient temple. This place is shrouded with many peculiar legends and myths that only local guides know. One more interesting object to visit is a pineapple and fruit juice factory. For many years, Moorea has remained a leader in pineapple cultivation among the islands of French Polynesia. Guests of the island have a unique opportunity to see how the juice is made and buy local produce right off the line.
Sofitel Moorea la Ora Beach Resort The factory is open to visitors, so everyone can watch the juice production process and even try some freshly squeezed juice on the spot. The factory has a large store, selling lovely souvenirs, as well as refreshing drinks. Besides that, the island is abundant with natural attractions. It boasts scenic valleys, impenetrable rainforests, and majestic waterfalls, making Moorea tours so memorable and varied.
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One of the island’s natural landmarks is the calm and quiet Tiahura Beach, which many consider the most picturesque place on the island. However, Afareaitu Waterfalls is as remarkable and is especially interesting to visit after rain—the waterfall gets even higher and more beautiful then (though it seems impossible). Despite rather a tough way to the waterfall, the stunning, breathtaking views opening from there are worth all the efforts.
Moorea (Green Lodge) The island has several art galleries with a wonderful collection of works of contemporary art (sculpture and visual art). There is Arts Polynesiens on a resort called Hauru, Galerie van der Heyde near Cook’s Bay, and Galerie A.P.I. in Haapiti. Parties with traditional dances and music are often organized in Moorea villages. These events are truly stunning, so you should definitely visit one of the villages to learn more about local culture and feel its charm and colour.
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At the very centre of the island, there’s Mount Belvedere, which is also a wonderful observation deck—Belvedere Lookout. However, the way to the mountain is also very interesting. You can find a remarkable place called Marae Titiroa on your way there. There were times when religious rites were held there, but they were forgotten when Christiniaty was brought by French missionaries. Today, archaeological excavations are carried out there. Besides, you can come across picturesque pineapple plantations (Route des Ananas) on your way.
French Polynésia/Mooréa Island Another observation deck, Toatea Lookout, is situated right by the shore, in the north-east of the island. It offers magnificent views of the lagoon from the pier to the Lagoonarium. The bungalows located on the shore of the Pacific Ocean ooze charm, while local sunsets are simply breathtaking. It’s hard to imagine a more beautiful place, as the views of the paradise island are truly gorgeous. The observation deck called Magic Mountain Overlook is also popular with tourists. It’s located in the north-west of the island and offers stunning views of one of the island’s main landmarks—Opunohu Bay.
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Iconic cultural sights of French Polynesia

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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Moorea

Culture guide to Moorea. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Moorea: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Moorea. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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