palau-rock islands

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miky way

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crystal clear water

blue

blue

white sands

white sands

coconut island

coconut island

The Rock Islands of Palau, also called Chelbacheb, are a small collection of limestone or coral uprises, ancient relics of coral reefs that violently surfaced to form Islands in Palau’s Southern Lagoon, between Koror and Peleliu, and are now an incorporated part of Koror State.

pic 244There are between 250 to 300 islands in the group according to different sources, with an aggregate area of 47 square kilometres (18 sq mi) and a height up to 207 metres (679 ft). They are a World Heritage Site since 2012.

pic 260The islands are for the most part uninhabited and are famous for their beaches, blue lagoons and the peculiar umbrella-like shapes of many of the islands themselves.

pic 196Many of the islands’ display a mushroom-like shape with a smaller base at the intertidal notch than what lies above it.

7.taiwanneseThe indentation comes from erosion and from the dense community of sponges, bivalves, chitons, snails, urchins and others that graze mostly on algae

pic 151The Rock Islands and the surrounding reefs make up Palau’s popular tourist sites such as Blue Corner, Blue hole, German Channel, Ngermeaus Island and the famed Jellyfish Lake

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milky way

pic 056The Milky Way lagoon in Palau is one of the most attractive tourist spot in the region of the rock island. It is said that Milky Way’s mud is very effective for esthetic (Spa) purpose.

pic 022Its effect has not yet been scientific proven, but people in and going to Palau has applied mud to their skin and claim that you will lose five years of your age. Well, it doesn’t matter if the outcome result is true or not because the experience alone is worth going for.

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Jelly fish lake

4.bJelly fish is one of the unique and popular snorkeling spot in Palau. It begins at the Mecharchar Island dock, then a semi-difficult hike to the a floating dock entry at the lake edge where snorkelers ease into the brackish warm water and swim to the middle of the lake. At the middle, you will then be enjoying swimming with countless number of Golden Mastigias Jellies.

4.JELYFISH LAKE_entrance

text taken from

wikipedia & http://www.palasia-hotel.com/en/tourism/tourism_snorkeling.html

 

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2 thoughts on “palau-rock islands

  1. What a beautiful place, Ani!

    I really doubt anyone could click a bad shot here, not taking away any credit from you 🙂

    All shades of blue and green, I am sure you would have had an amazing time there.

    Thanks a lot for sharing these great images from a remote corner of the planet.

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