historical sites

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Temwen Vicinity Paddling

The area around Temwen is one of the richest for paddlers. Mangrove channels, rocky points, deserted lagoon islands, beaches, historical sites, marine sanctuaries, and a 12th century megalithic city are just a few of the options available.

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Paddling Around Central Madolenihmw

Why paddle in central Madolenihmw? Serene mangrove channels, a half a dozen perfect uninhabited islands, coastal hills to climb, marine sanctuaries, a beautiful bay, and a wide river inlet are some of the reasons.

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Paddling Lenger & Sapwtik

Lenger and Sapwtik offer several days worth of fun places to explore, including coastal historical sites on both islands, swimming spots, and snorkeling on reef walls.

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Takaieu & Dehpehk Islands

Takaieu & Dehpehk Takaieu and Dehpehk are two large volcanic islands connected by a bridge […]

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Nahpali Island

Nahpali is a long, narrow uninhabited lagoon island northeast of Temwen Island that was fortified by the Japanese navy prior to World War II and retains many interesting World War 2-related sites. It also has good snorkeling nearby, sandy beaches, and occasionally excellent surfing in the channel to the north. It’s possible to camp with permission. Half-day / Over-night. This location is featured in the Temwen Island Vicinity Eco-Adventure Map Guide, funded by the FSM Visitors’ Board and available around Kolonia Town. READ MORE . . .

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Mwudokolos Island

Mwudokolos is a fair-sized island in Madolenihmw that probably once was home to foreign traders. The island has prehistoric stone structures to explore and makes a fun paddling and camping location.

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Dolen Palikir

Dolen Palikir Dolen Palikir (“hill of Palikir“) is a long hill in the middle of […]

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Temwetemwensekir Peak

Temwetemwensekir Peak Southeast of Palikir, Pohnpei’s primary mountain system makes an almost 90° turn to […]

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Sokehs Japanese Sites & Parpwu Waterfall

This page details a host of Japanese-era historical sites scattered throughout the greater Palikir area and, in particular, focuses on sites at four hills along a military road; wreckage of an American bomber (“Love Bug”) that was shot down by Japanese anti-aircraft guns; and an ethanol production site on the banks of the Nankewi River. No guide is necessary for most sites, but having one may be helpful. No fees. These locations are featured in the Mainland Sokehs Eco-Adventure Map Guide, funded by the Australian Government and available at the Australian Embassy and around Kolonia Town. READ MORE . . .

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Dolotomw Summit

Dolotomw Dolotomw is the highest peak in the region of Kitti once known as Onohnleng. […]