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Arahurahu Marae, Raiatea

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  • The road in is a little rough but passable. There are some unique carved rocks, statues and stone structures. It isn't a huge area and there are trails that go up into the woods beyond. The large... 
    The road in is a little rough but passable. There are some unique carved rocks, statues and stone structures. It isn't a huge area and there are trails that go up into the woods beyond. The large...  more »
  • We loved this place, we were on a tour and this was one of the stops, so we had 30mins to fly around the site. Despite that it was quite something to stand on the site of an ancient Polynesian... 
    We loved this place, we were on a tour and this was one of the stops, so we had 30mins to fly around the site. Despite that it was quite something to stand on the site of an ancient Polynesian...  more »
  • There is a sign that indicates where to pull off the main road but it is much more visible if you are traveling South (counterclockwise) - we had to double back. You have to drive through a... 
    There is a sign that indicates where to pull off the main road but it is much more visible if you are traveling South (counterclockwise) - we had to double back. You have to drive through a...  more »
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  • The most amazing feature of this archilogical remains is how selective the builders were to fit each rock. You'd think that no two rocks are alike, until you see these. Very nice grounds.
  • Nice place to see our ancient open air temple build with rocks, rich of history. The site is free with big parking and restroom. Sometimes there are cultural events organized here, and a reconstruction of certain ceremonies of yesteryear
  • We made a stop here on our driving trip around the Tahiti . One of the places that gives you an insight into the history of the Island. Scared grounds please be respectful.
  • Beautiful and well taken care grounds. There were many temples through the island but this one got preserved well when other got destroyed (I just dont remember if it was due to the world war or the colonization). This site was used for sacrifices, wedding ceremonies... The area with the round rocks and the "red structures stakes" at one point was only allowed for the king and any one that dare stepping there would be killed. We have learned it from our Airbnb host graduated in History and Geography. We were lucky to have him. If you continue walking towards the creek you will find a nice area to refresh and rest near the water. Overall is a nice place to spend for 30minutes to 1 hour or so.
  • This is a very well preserved and maintained marae, arguably the best on the island of Tahiti. In addition to the main temple, there are ruins on the hillside above the marae, and along the river behind it. Follow the path behind the marae into the jungle for a nice walk, although any ruins on this trail are very much unrestored. Great place to stop.

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