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Arahurahu Marae

Paea, French Polynesia
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Tiki gods, ruins, and plenty of bugs

The remnants of a traditional temple, the site gives a little view into the Polynesian past. It is... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2017
Curtis S
Kingsport, Tennessee
Extremely interesting

While cruising through the French Polynesian Islands we visited a few of these types of temples and... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2017
Tatyana T
Greater Adelaide, Australia
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23 Feb 2017
“Extremely interesting”
28 Dec 2016
“Best Marae in Polynesia”
Paea, French Polynesia

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Reviewed 8 March 2017

The remnants of a traditional temple, the site gives a little view into the Polynesian past. It is a short, rock strewn jaunt of the main road. It consists of a field containing a couple Tiki statues and the remnants of a temple, surrounded by...More

Thank Curtis S
Reviewed 23 February 2017

While cruising through the French Polynesian Islands we visited a few of these types of temples and this one was the best in restoration and information. The site had good amenities and it was one of the highlights of my visit to Tahiti as I...More

Thank Tatyana T
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Of the Marae we visited, this was the best in terms of remains, restoration and maintenance, informative exhibit boards, amenities and parking. At 24kms from Papeete, It’s easy to find, despite tourist maps that are not to scale, and it’s well signposted. Take it easy...More

Thank Greg M
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This was one of the highlights during our visit of Tahiti. We found it with our lonely planet guide. There was nobody there when we arrived which made the experience even more special. The natural setting is really beautiful and the ruins with some tikis...More

Thank svsanuk
Reviewed 15 October 2016

A pre-European era site which has some interesting Marae, or sacrificial platforms plus some large stone tikis. If one is interested in old ruins in Tahiti, this place would be the one to visit.

Thank ShilohinBC
Reviewed 16 June 2015

No matter how much this site is glorified and mystified, it is where innocent people were murdered. It is interesting as a historical site, and it is well-groomed as a beautiful location. That's it.

Thank Darren D
Reviewed 9 April 2015 via mobile

When you are looking for this Marae, keep your eyes fixed for a small sign at PK22.6 that will lead you up a winding dirt road to this archaeological sight. A Marae is a religious sight where human sacrifices were done in the days of...More

Thank Foodforhungrypeople
Reviewed 10 January 2014

We stopped into these ruins when touring around the south part of Tahiti. The ruins are displayed really nicely and there is a bit of information available so you know what you are looking at. We had the place to ourselves to explore and take...More

Thank GillyTravelBug
Reviewed 25 October 2013

Located a little beyond kilometer 22 on the main island road, the turn-off for this location is signposted and fairly easy to see from the highway. It’s a bit of a hike up the hill to see the site itself; a bumpy car ride to...More

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