Tiki Tuhiva, Nuku Hiva

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  • This Tiki is absolutely amazing. It is a well recognized landmark that can be seen from many locations. There is a tradition that sailors place a letter into the bellybutton of the Tiki. We carried... 
    This Tiki is absolutely amazing. It is a well recognized landmark that can be seen from many locations. There is a tradition that sailors place a letter into the bellybutton of the Tiki. We carried...  more »
  • We were risen to the location and enjoyed a good guided tour. The stories were all interesting and the history here is not obvious, so I 
    We were risen to the location and enjoyed a good guided tour. The stories were all interesting and the history here is not obvious, so I  more »
  • If you are visiting Taiohae Island in French Polynesia you must walk up the hill to visit the Tuhiva Tiki. The view from the top of the mountain is awesome. Plus you can read about the history of... 
    If you are visiting Taiohae Island in French Polynesia you must walk up the hill to visit the Tuhiva Tiki. The view from the top of the mountain is awesome. Plus you can read about the history of...  more »
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  • Was looking for cables for Guam. Cordage from here does just as well.
  • We visited Tiki Tuhiva statue during our return to Hatihe’u Bay after we finished the island tour and we found that this area is home to around 250 people (in ancient times the valley area housed about 100,000 people) There are 12 archaeological sites in this valley alone. At one of the sites, travelers will learn that the bones of the dead from the high society were hung on a still-living 500-year-old banyan tree so the other tribes wouldn’t steal their bones to make weapons. Just a short drive down the road is the Hikokua archaeological site, the area for the low society, which lived near the bay. The villagers were buried here and the graves are still visible so the tribe used their bones as material to make everyday items. However the statue has a nice park and the views are awesome towards the bay or the mountains. Worth couple minutes walk to see some nice views though!
  • Magnificent Tiki. A must see during your stay in Nuku Hiva. Access possible for people with reduced mobility because the path is cemented. Access day and night. In-ground parking nearby
  • Nice panorama from the tiki.
  • A monumental tiki built on the hill of tuhova on the site of the old fort collar. There is a beautiful view of the bay of Nuku Hiva. The statue is modern in style and is not unanimous among the population .... it is little shaded but the place is pleasant

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