Koror Island

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ito1117, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
ito1117, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
Koror or Oreor ,is an island in the Oceanian republic of Palau. The island belongs with some small nearby islands to the state of Koror in the western Pacific Ocean.
The Republic of Palau is located in the westernmost part of the Caroline Islands archipelago. Palau is located approximately 800 km east of the Philippines. With an area of ​​about 8km2 and a population of over 10,000, it is the most populous island in Palau. Until 2006, Koror was the capital. The island is irregular shaped and the town is located in the northwest.
Koror is located about 7km southwest of Babeldaob Island, the largest island in the Palau Islands, and is connected by a bridge. There is also a bridge between Malakal Island in the east and Arakabesang Island in the northeast. There are many small islands in the sea.

The city at Koror Island is a popular tourist destination, as it is famous for its white sand beaches and coral reefs. The city of Koror is the main center of the country’s economy and its largest city ,There are many hotels, souvenir shops and restaurants in the city.There are 22 hotels and 8 motels in Koror. Palau is a haven for scuba diving and snorkeling enthusiasts, but not only that. You can explore the countless bays, lagoons and mangroves by sea kayak.

Access : Coordinates: 7.34222, 134.47719 / Palau is located approximately 800 km east of the Philippines / Palau International Airport is located near Koror in the south of Babeldaob Island.

Highlights :

  • The largest city on the island is the city of the same name Koror,The city of Koror is located on the island of Koror, which until 2006 was the capital of Palau. Currently, it is the main center of the country’s economy and its largest city,
  • Palau’s National Museum (BNM), is a  place to understand the national culture and history.The museum has over 1000 exhibits. The most interesting of them are the head of a crocodile 5 meters long, the largest ever caught on the islands of Palau.
  • Jellyfish lake : An attraction not to be missed on a trip to Palau. This jellyfish lake is one of a kind. This reservoir is home to a colony estimated to number over two million jellyfish.These jellyfish are non-stinging, and absolutely safe for humans.
  • Badrulchau : A Historic Place with rows of massive monoliths made of basalt and is situated towards the north of Babeldaob.
  • the Dolphin Center near the coast of Koror / Etpison Museum.
  • the International Coral Reef Research Center with a beautiful aquarium (open from 9.00 to 17.00, entrance ticket – from $ 1.3 to $ 7),
  • Diving : From here it is very convenient to start a trip to Peleliu, Angaur, Rock Island and many popular dive sites.
  • Blue Corner dive site : The famous Blue Corner dive site (closer to the Rock Islands), – there is an incredible variety of fish and crustaceans, nurse sharks and barracudas, soft and hard corals. Nearby is the Blue Holes dive site, which is a series of four “holes” located at the top of the reef that plunge into a giant deep cave.
  • At a distance of 35 km south of Koror, there are more than 200 islands, which are united by a common name: the Rock Islands.

Activities : sightseeing / photo opportunities / Palau is a haven for scuba diving and snorkeling enthusiasts / Historic Peleliu Land Tour.

Go next : Babeldaob Island, the largest island in the Palau Islands / Peleliu island is located about 23 miles south of Koror island / The Rock Islands,a popular place for divingand a UNESCO World Heritage site. / Adjacent to Koror Island is Malakal Island, which is primarily famous for its beaches, vibrant nightlife and stunning views.

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