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Get a taste for Palau’s unique culture by visiting Koror, the island’s capital city. The Palau National Museum, Sakurai Memorial, restored Japanese Shinto Shrine and a remote village all represent different sides of the island’s cultural mélange.
One of the most fascinating snorkeling sites in the world isn’t in the ocean at all, it’s inland, on the island of Palau. At Jellyfish Lake, millions of stingless jellyfish float and undulate in slow motion through the salty, emerald water. Swimming among these harmless jellyfish is an unforgettable, otherworldly experience.
Explore the mysterious, ancient city of Nan Madol, the “Venice of the Pacific.” Over 800 years ago, the 25-foot stone pillars that comprise this site were brought here by raft. The abandoned city remains an archaeological mystery to this day, providing few clues as to its origin and eventual abandonment.
This nature trail offers a great opportunity to view birds like the Pohnpei lorikeet, Micronesian pigeon, cardinal honey eater and Pohnpei flycatcher. Wander amidst huge rocks that the ancient Pohnpeians used for shelter. End your hike at the Liduduhniap Falls—their deep pools are ideal for swimming.
This strenuous hike (8-10 hours) offers unbeatable views of the island’s three harbors. A guide is required to navigate the route.
Snorkel alongside these gentle giants as they glide like birds through the M’il Channel. Incredible hard and soft corals and colorful tropical fish share these same waters.
This underwater historical park consists of an entire Japanese fleet resting on the seafloor. Many of the wrecks are just a couple of feet below the surface making for delightful, easy snorkeling.