Attractions of Palau
Invariably, the first thing Palau is associated with is diving and scuba diving. Palau is one of the most beautiful dive sites in the world and is famous for its incredible biodiversity. The Rock Islands, which are located a little south of Koror, are considered one of the best dive spots in the entire Pacific Ocean. This diving Mecca has an incredible variety of plants and animals, here you can find all kinds of corals, barracuda, nurse sharks and many other mysterious creatures. Particularly interesting objects are the 300-meter Ngemelis coral wall, the lake of a million Jellyfish jellyfish and the Airer-Channel cave with ancient petroglyphs on the stone. In total, there are about 40 dive points in Palau, here are the top ten: Blue Corner, German Channel, New Drop Off, Siaes Corner, Pelilu Express, Ulong Channel, Pelilu Сut, Short Dror Off, Blue Holes, Iro Wreck, Bowy Number 6 wreck. However, the large cities of Palau are no less interesting – these are the centers of the whole life of the country, in which its heritage and culture are stored. Koror is the former capital of Palau, it is no longer as colorful as it was during its heyday, but there is something to see here. Koror is home to the Dolphin Center and the International Coral Reef Center with an impressive aquarium, even for seasoned travelers. In the National Museum of Palau, and concurrently the main attraction of Koror, you can see a lot of interesting exhibits. Here you can find ancient decorations made of corals and shells, the head of the world’s largest 5-meter crocodile, old handicrafts of local craftsmen, and even Japanese military equipment. The main and largest island of the country, Babeldaob, was famous for its unique landscape, created back in the 1st century AD. All the slopes of this volcanic island are covered with terraces and pyramids, the purpose of which is still a mystery. In the region of Badrulchau in the north of the island there are mysterious basalt monoliths, which, according to legend, were installed here by the gods themselves. The modern capital of Palau – Melekeok is located in the eastern part of the island, it is a very small but actively developing town. Not far from it is the largest body of water in Micronesia – Lake Ngardok. On Malakal Island, it is worth visiting the Mariculture Exhibition Centre, the only one in Micronesia. This is a unique opportunity to get acquainted with peoples so unusual for us and their way of life. The most beautiful lagoon with a depth of about 6 meters is an ideal place for a beach holiday on the island of Kayangel or Ngcheangel. This is a place completely cut off from civilization without telephone service,
National Cuisine of Palau
The national cuisine of Palau is a bright cocktail of the culinary traditions of Melanesia, Polynesia, the Philippines, Japan and America. The main ingredients of local dishes are potatoes, cassava (tapioca), taro and yams, combined with the freshest seafood and fish. Almost always, housewives add multiple spices to food, and the dishes are quite spicy. Coconut milk is also a common ingredient in local cuisine. Palau is a paradise for fruit lovers, you will not find any unusual species here! And everything is very affordable and grown without the use of chemical fertilizers under the warm tropical sun. Palau’s original local drink, which has an alcoholic and narcotic effect, is very popular among locals and tourists. It is made from coconut milk with the addition of betel leaves and kava kava. Colonization also brought excellent red wines and cheeses to Palau. Also, in addition to getting to know the local exotic, Europeans can treat themselves to familiar goodies. Foreign tourists appreciate the cuisine of Palau not only for excellent dishes and original taste, but also for serving. Local chefs have reached incredible heights in the art of creating and decorating dishes.
It is very difficult to get to Palau, like any other remote country, from Russia, but, of course, it is possible. You will have to make a long air flight with one or two transfers. The most popular route is an air flight to the Philippines and then to Palau with Continental Airways Micronesia. Flights from Moscow to the Philippines are operated by multiple companies, including Emirates, Etihad Airways, Korean Air, Qatar Airways and others. You can also choose Incheon Airport in South Korea or Japan as a transfer. Public transport on the Palau Islands and between them is practically not developed, private cabs are popular, whether it be taxis or boats and yachts to order. If you wish, you can rent a car in Palau, this will require an international driver’s license and a credit card as a deposit. There is no rail connection in the country, as one would expect. The main port is located on Malaakal Island. Palau operates a local airline, Palay Airway, which flies from the main airport of the country, Roman Tmetuchl International Airport in Koror, to Taipei (Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport) and Hong Kong (Hong Kong International Airport). It is planned to open flights to the Philippines, South Korea, Japan and Australia. A small airstrip also operates at Peleliu and Angaur. it flies from the country’s main airport Roman Tmetuchl International Airport in Koror to Taipei (Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport) and Hong Kong (Hong Kong International Airport). It is planned to open flights to the Philippines, South Korea, Japan and Australia. A small airstrip also operates at Peleliu and Angaur. it flies from the country’s main airport Roman Tmetuchl International Airport in Koror to Taipei (Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport) and Hong Kong (Hong Kong International Airport). It is planned to open flights to the Philippines, South Korea, Japan and Australia. A small airstrip also operates at Peleliu and Angaur.