Saleaula Lava Fields, Savai'i

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Created during the devastating eruption of Mount Matavanu in 1905, Saleaula Lava Fields are the remains of five villages buried under a wide lava flow. Dotted throughout the barren fields are half-submerged remains of churches and houses. Look for the Virgin's Grave, the resting place of a nun who was encircled by the lava flow, where brightly colored flowers grow today. Follow the lava flow to the ocean and explore rock pools teeming with fish. Put Saleaula Lava Fields into our Savai'i tour itinerary planning website to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Savai'i.
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  • I found this really interesting...only cost 5 tala and the girl told us lots about the stories of the lava field and the virgins grave. I thought it was a great attraction.  more »
  • Trip with the family on a quick tour, interesting place but unfortunately it suffers from broken bottles and rubbish everywhere. Real pity, would be a higher recommendation if there was no rubbish, no...  more »
  • We were 2013 here and it was impressive to see how the lava flow has surrounded the Church. The local woman who has tempted us to was very friendly and curious to learn about Aschaffenburg Germany and us.
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  • Check out the church that was engulfed with lava. Friendly locals show you the way.

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