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Belau National Museum, Koror

(3.7/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
Head to Belau National Museum, Micronesia's oldest museum, for a taste of island life and an introduction to the natural history of the region. Snap a photo of yourself wearing traditional Palauan dress, and browse the extensive exhibits focusing on Palauan art, communities, and traditions. Imaginative displays boasting an impressive array of specimens, artifacts, and models inform you about the area's diverse animal and plant life, as well as its role in the islands' spiritual and ceremonial history. Take a seat at the onsite cafe for a relaxing cup of coffee and local food. Use our Koror trip itinerary builder to arrange your visit to Belau National Museum and other attractions in Koror.
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  • The museum has humble but informative collection of artifacts and documents on Palauan history and ethnography. Outdoor presentation includes traditional Bai house and remains of the WWI. There is als...  more »
  • Palau is freed from the colonies of the West for a long time, the mandate of Japan's history is well understood. Originally Palau National MU. Palau is meaning King of Pharaoh. It was a sacred place of the MU Empire. So said the Emperor's island. So the emperor also Veterans Memorial while I visited. Taught me is that I stay longer in Japan. This is the Museum feel to it. Don't overlook the particular's picture of a woman in Palau. Is the face, the eyes are so cute as a click. This is the face of the MU Empire from ancient times. The people of Palau no anger. It is not always smile. So is said to have offended the people of Palau. It is from the people of Palau do not know anger is anger and goes mad. Human anger is something impossible. Feel the essence of the people of Palau with roots in such human Museum. Exhibition of photos just look, just around useless for anything. What you get will be toured with heart, then I think the people of Palau and commemorate the history of the MU Empire sank into the South Pacific, and there will be.
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  • We enjoyed our visit to this museum very much. The indoor exhibits were much more informative than the outdoor exhibits and were particularly good at explaining the consequences of changes in colonial...  more »
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  • This isn't the Smithsonian, but there are only 2 museums in Koror (as well as the WWII Museum on Peleliu), and I'd say they're both worth a visit on a day off from diving. Palauans got to the islands over 2,000 years ago, which is pretty amazing, and worth learning about (exhibits on that particular side of things are better at the Etpison Museum). You can read every word in the Belau National Museum in a couple of hours, tops. There are exhibits on flora and fauna, some on crafts, and a floor on the World Wars and control by foreign powers. The foreign power stuff is different from the Peleliu war museum in that it has a bunch of information about life in Palau under both the Germans and the Japanese. There's a big outdoor reproduction bai, or meeting house. The gift shop has lots of souvenirs, and one can support the museum by getting them there. It's also one of the few places that has a good selection of books about Palau. There's a cafe. To get there, you turn up the hill by the Shell until the road basically runs onto the elementary school grounds, then go left before the school, and follow the road. There are some signs, but the road more or less runs right to the Museum.
  • Very informative. Worth a visit.
  • The "Bai" is very, very well done.
  • The future of the people of Palau or the environment surrounding the Palau is sending to the world what really interest and live there so many grief shall be material?
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