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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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  • It's beyond me why people deface sacred sites. Although this site was quite incredible, certain stones were defaced. Still, it was worth seeing and learning about a quite fascinating people. 
  • When looking at the Polynesian culture this site is a must. Although it is to ruin, we understand that it was dedicated to formidable warriors.
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  • It's a big site, easy to find, and very significant to Polynesian culture. Parking easily available. Was delighted to find ots of good signage scattered around the extensive grounds explaining the cul...  more »
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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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