marae Papiro (archaelogical site)

Marae Papiro

The Tuamotus

Marae Papiro is a well-kept marae (traditional temple) on the edge of a hoa, about 14km from the village. In the centre of this marae you can see the stone seat from which, according to legend, the giant Tu guarded the pass against invasion.

The hoa (shallow channel) is good for swimming and snorkelling and there are a few appealing coral beaches close by.

Nearby The Tuamotus attractions

1. Île aux Oiseaux

0.43 MILES

To the east of the lagoon, a crescent-shaped coral spit covered in small shrubs is a favourite nesting place for oio (brown noddies), tara (great…

2. Rocher de la Tortue

2.51 MILES

The Rocher aux Tortues refers to a big coral outcrop lying about 4.5km north of the village on the exterior reef. Its base has been undercut by water…

3. Pahua

4.34 MILES

The tiny village of Pahua is divided by a pass a few metres wide and no deeper than 1.5m, suitable only for very small boats. A bridge spans the pass and…