Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Koror

Belau National Museum & Bai

This little museum features exhibits from all eras of Palauan life, including artworks, photography, sculpture, storyboards and more. As you move between floors it is fascinating to trace the history of colonial occ…
Top Choice Historic Site in Peleliu

US Army 323rd Infantry Monument & Lookout

The large coral ridge that runs parallel to Peleliu's west coast was nicknamed 'Bloody Nose Ridge' by the Americans in WWII. This small limestone hill covered with thick jungle was turned into a virtually impregnabl…
Top Choice Museum in Peleliu

WWII Memorial Museum

Housed in a concrete building that was a dispensary during WWII, this well-organised museum is an excellent starting point to understand the historical significance of the battle for Peleliu. It contains a fine coll…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Babeldaob

Badrulchau Stone Monoliths

If you want to see the 'Easter Island of Micronesia', bookmark this archaeological site located at Babeldaob's northernmost point, where you'll find large basalt monoliths studded on a hillside. Their origin and pur…
Top Choice Historic Site in Peleliu

Japanese Military Headquarters Building

This two-storey building was the Japanese forward command post during WWII. It was important in their efforts to control Peleliu and was very fiercely defended, but the Americans managed to bomb it in 1944. With sta…
Top Choice Historic Site in Peleliu

American Tanks

Northwest of the airstrip, two sturdy-looking US tanks rust in union on a grassy patch of land near a dirt track. Both are LVTs – Landing Vehicle Tractors – that were used to carry US Marines from ship to shore when…
Museum in Koror

Etpison Museum

Palau's (and Micronesia's) history and culture are showcased at this splendid museum east of Koror city centre. A highlight is the superb collection of storyboards (carvings depicting Palau's traditional stories and…
Waterfall in Babeldaob

Ngardmau Waterfall

One of Babeldaob's premier attractions, Ngardmau Waterfall flows from Palau's tallest peak, 217m-high Mt Ngerchelchuus. It's the tallest waterfall in Micronesia. It can be accessed on foot – a tough but rewarding 20…
Aquarium in Koror

Palau Aquarium

This intriguing aquarium is part of the Pacific International Coral Reef Centre, a Japanese-funded research complex. It aims to educate visitors about Palau's coral-reef ecosystem and features 16 themed sections, ea…
Architecture in Babeldaob

Airai Bai

Palau's oldest bai (men's meeting house) is over 100 years old, 21m long and 6m wide, with a steeply pitched roof reaching a height of 12m. It was constructed using local materials of wood and thatch on a stone plat…