Dans le village de Tiputa sur l'atoll de Rangiroa aux Tuamotu, Polyn?sie Fran?aise.Scan d'un n?gatif.

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Very few visitors venture to this charmingly quiet village edging the eastern side of Tiputa Pass. Although it doesn't have tourist facilities (all accommodation options are on Avatoru), it's well worth the trip for its wonderfully relaxed atmosphere and to get a sense of atoll life; getting a boat across the Tiputa Pass adds to the whole experience. A track continues east from the the village through coconut plantations until it’s halted by the next hoa (shallow channel).

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