Marae Vaiahu

Archaeological Site in Maupiti

Maupiti’s most important marae (traditional temple) features a large coastal site covered with coral slabs and a fish box. Made of four coral blocks set edgewise in the form of a rectangle, the box was used for ceremonial purposes to ensure successful fishing. Four fish kings are represented on the sides of the box. It’s signposted, northwest of the main quay.

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