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Marae Taputapuātea, Opoa

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Visit the ruins of a special place of worship at Marae Taputapuātea. 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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  • Beautiful sick well keep on an area e and soon heritage and led a school. Visit it dispensable
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  • This large marae (sacred place) is the most important one in French Polynesia and well worth a visit. Despite its location (somewhat far from the town of Uturoa), the drive down the coast to get there...  more »
  • We were lucky enough to be with a competent Director here. This 'cult' is the origin of the entire Maori culture that has spread from Raiatea out in the triangle between the Easter Island, Hawaii and New Zealand. In any case an experience, be sure look at, if it is on Raiatea
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  • The most important Marae on Pacific Island ... must to see !!!
  • It was a blast ,inside mind
  • I live there
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  • Roots of Polynesian origin, thought or felt a sacred place
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