The Republic of Palau


The Republic of Palau

Located in the Pacific Ocean, Palau is a republic with a population of approximately 18,000. Tourism is the main industry of the country; many people from all over the world travel to Palau every year, attracted by its beautiful beach resorts.

Palau is known as a pro-Japan country and has a close friendship with Japan. This is because Japan supported the development of infrastructure and education in Palau after the First World War. In addition, Palau can be reached by plane from Japan in 4 hours and 30 minutes, and there is no time difference between Japan and Palau because they share the same longitude. For this reason, Japanese tourists travel to Palau every year, and the friendship between the two countries has become very strong. Here are some of the places you should visit when you travel to Palau.

Rock Islands

The Rock Islands are an area south west of Koror Island, the centre of Palau. There are more than 400 uninhabited islands of varying sizes, all of which are characterized by crystal clear waters. The islands are home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, as well as many archaeological sites, and were inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2012, attracting visitors from all over the world.

Malakal Island

Malakal Island is home to a large number of jellyfish, with which you can swim without fear of being stung. The island is also home to a large population of dolphins, which you can also swim alongside. There are a number of companies that can teach you how to dive, and educational programs that can help you to understand more about dolphins.

As you can see, Palau is a great place for anyone who wants to get in touch with nature and is one of the destinations I would recommend.



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