Marae Taputapuātea, Opoa

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#2 of 13 in Historic Sites in French Polynesia
The ruins of a special place of worship and funerals, Marae Taputapuātea sits at the center of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Taputapuātea, an area of forested valleys, lagoon, and open ocean. The rock walls and plinths remind visitors of the spiritual past of the islands, the influence of the sun on ceremonies, and the structures that were designed to show faith and worship. Culturally important and located in a scenic spot, the well-signposted site includes informative panels with texts and diagrams that help you imagine how the place of worship would have looked in the past. Make Marae Taputapuātea part of your personalized Raiatea itinerary using our Raiatea vacation route planner.
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  • August 16, 2017
    I had visited Taputapuatea in 2012 as a tourist, I was blown away by the size of the site. Since I've been a lot, I read, studied this place and the people who built it. In my third Polynesian Resort, in June 2017, I discussed my long visit with the history of the Mao people ' i. I had in mind the history of the great migration to the discoveries of the islands of Oceania by Europeans. I really had a great time, and can be did I feel the mana or the emotion of the great works that win you, as long as you're able to listen to you! Let win you by the powerful energy that emerges from Taputapuatea, this place both beautiful, secret and bewitching. Didier
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  • August 11, 2017
    Pleasant walk, the marae now classified at the Unesco heritage has been recently renovated. This place is a must visit to Raiatea. A public beach has been built nearby.
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  • August 9, 2017
    We visited the marae taputapuatea in family there are in fact several marae sizes but they are impressive by their sizes and their number just in front of the lagoon. This place is really essential.
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  • March 16, 2017
    Beautiful place with a lot of important Polynesian cultural history. Well maintained with informative panels. Site also contains a really nice beach.
  • February 6, 2017
    Japan was my favorite state to visit :) their was nune food thooh
  • August 3, 2016
    The most important Marae on Pacific Island ... must to see !!!
  • June 2, 2015
    It was a blast ,inside mind
  • August 18, 2017
    Suzanne is an exceptional guide that has honor and make us discover the history of the Tahitian people with passion. Mauru'uru
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