Palau (sometimes spelled Belau or Pelew), officially the Republic of Palau (Palauan: Beluu er a Belau), is an island country located in the western Pacific Ocean. It is geographically part of the larger island group of Micronesia. The country’s population of around 21,000 is spread across 250 islands forming the western chain of the Caroline Islands
The most populous island is Koror. The capital Ngerulmud is located in Melekeok State on the nearby island of Babeldaob. The islands share maritime boundaries with Indonesia, the Philippines, and the Federated States of Micronesia.
Babeldaob (also Babelthuap) is the largest island in the islands nation of the Republic of Palau.It is in the eastern Caroline Islands Archipelago, and the second largest island in the Micronesia region of Oceania.
Babeldaob is located northeast of Koror Island, and its northern portion is in Koror State.The southern end of the island is in Airai State, Palau’s second-most populous state. The Airai Airport on the island is the nation’s principal airport
This bai is the house for the ten chiefs of this village. It is reserved exclusively for the council of chiefs of the village. This building is used exclusively for male chiefs, so women are not allowed here, unless we suspend the rules. It is basically the same building which has been occupied by our predecessors for the last 300 years. http://www.pacificworlds.com/palau/native/native3.cfm
Ngerulmud is the capital of the Republic of Palau.The city is located in the state of Melekeok on Babeldaob
Babeldaob is one of the most undeveloped populated islands in the Pacific Ocean, even though it is the second largest island in Micronesia (only Guam is larger in area).
Ngarchelong is the site of ancient stone monoliths which are mysterious in origin. Traditional Palaun religion regarded these stone monoliths as sacred prayer ground.
There are other stone monoliths located in and around the islands but one will not see as many as there are in Ngarchelong.
Ngardmau is beautified with natural beauty and the essence of beautiful people with rich cultural integrity and honor. Historic sites during Japanese can be seen on every location while driving on the mountainous natural resource of bauxite. Inner village, the cultural décors and monuments can be seen.
Cultural sites are located in the town close to rivers such as Ngerurang’s River. Ngardmau has the largest rain forest in Palau where many creatures live. There are many rivers and waterfalls connected to each other.
The tallest water fall is called “Taki” which is now popular to tourist
The Koror-Babeldaob Bridge links Babeldaob Island at Airai to Koror Island
Koror is the state comprising the main commercial centre of the Republic of Palau. It consists of several islands, the most prominent being Koror Island (also Oreor Island).
Ngerekebesang Island (alternative names: Ngerekebesang Hamlet, Arakabesan) is an island in the state of Koror, Palau, where the office of the President of the Republic of Palau was located before the capital was moved to the state of Melekeok
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