Video: Palau Islands - a true tropical paradise
2023 Author: Richard Flannagan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-24 13:10
Palau - an island nation in the Philippine Pacific Sea, a real paradise with beautiful nature that has not experienced the destructive influence of civilization. The first European who saw these wonderful places in 1543 was the Spanish navigator Rui Lopez de Villalobos, today you and I have a wonderful opportunity to make a virtual trip to the shores of these picturesque islands.
The Palau archipelago has only about 250 islands. Over the long years of its existence, Ralau managed to visit the possession of Spain, Germany, Japan, and for the last 30 years it was a state freely associated with the United States. The Republic of Palau declared its independence relatively recently, in 1994.
Palau is rightfully considered a real tropical paradise: more than a hundred islands are tiny coral islands surrounded by barrier reefs, many of them are still uninhabited. The population of the republic is about 21 thousand people, people are evenly settled in the western part of the Caroline Islands.
One of the main natural attractions of the republic is the Rocky Islands of Palau, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. This is a group of green islands, densely covered with vegetation and famous for its white sandy beaches. It is simply impossible to look away from the blue lagoons that surround the islands. Often, smaller islands take the form of a "mushroom", as their base is simply eroded and gradually eroded.
Tourists love to visit these places, because rest here is a sheer pleasure. Rare species of birds, blooming orchids, pleasant climate … There is an amazing Lake Medusa, in which millions of jellyfish live, who (as if by magic) do not know how to sting. Miracles, and more! For divers, this is an ideal place, since the coastal waters have a huge variety of marine inhabitants, and the beauty of the underwater grottoes and caves is simply breathtaking.
Those islands, which are now uninhabited, previously served as abode for local residents, however, now the Palai use them exclusively as tourist sites. It is noteworthy that traces of human activity dating back several millennia can be found on these islands. Numerous archaeological finds, remains of settlements and burials - all this is of interest not only for historians, but also for ordinary travelers.