Palau International Coral Reef Center
Aquarium and research centre.
In the aquarium you can see many of the spicies which lives in Palauian waters. The aquarium is clean and nice, but not very exiting. They have focus on educational stuff, so its not very tourist friendly.
You can sea the sea turtles and the salt water crocodiles there.
Entrance fee is 8 USD
- Family Travel
From what the sign says.
Tenrikyo was brought into existence in1838 by God the Parent, the creator of mankind, who revealed Himself through the living shrine, Miki Nakayama, whishing to enjoy alongside, us, humans, leading a joyous life.
Reverend Yoshio Shimizu, born in 1902 in Tenri City, Nara Prefecture, Japan, was the successor to the Tenrikyo Heishin Grand Church.
In 1929, for the purpose of missonary work and research, he ventured here alone. In midway to his goal however, he passed away. His ardent wish to spread the teaching of God the Parent was further perpetuated by fellow missionaries, and today, Tenrikyo persists worldwide.
In honor of his achievement in it's 50th year, this monument is hereby erected on this day of July 26, 1979.
Tenrikyo Heishin Grand Church
Kobe City, Japan
Tenrikyo is a religion based out of Japan with about 2 million followers worldwide. It's goal is to reach a joyous life with through charity and abstenting from greed, arrogance, anger, hatered and selfishness.
It is a decent shrine on the north side of the main road in Koror. To the east of the main downtown region.
Belau National Museum
I found this to be a decent museum. It was not clutter and not empty, kind of a good half way point in between. It goes in a chronological order in regards to their various colonial rulers. One part I enjoyed was in the Japanese section where they showed a model of Koror and mention what the buildings where during the Japanese section. Afterwards I went around and was looking at the buildings and thinking about them during Japanese days. They also have a section on the local wildlife which I think could have been better. When I went there I only paid a few bucks to get in but the admission is going up now. They do something I hate and have two prices, the local price and non local price.
- Museum Visits
Mother & Child Stone
According to legend the Mother & Child Stone came to be after a woman disobeyed repeated warnings to leave the area and not to look inside the bai (traditional men's house). So a shaman turned the mother and child into stone. The stone is located in the southeast of Koror island. It is located about 50m from the main road in Ngermid Hamlet. It is probaly best to ask someone in the area. It took us a while until we lucked out and were shown by a kid who lived right next to it.
Prince LeeBoo of Belau Statue
Located on the campus of the Palau Community College is a memorial to Prince LeeBoo. Born in 1763 as the son of King Ibedul of Koror, he became a defacto ambassador of goodwill to England when he left his country with Captain Henry Wilson and the crew of the Antelope in 1783. His dream of returning back to Palau with all his new knowledge came to an end when he died of small pox less than a year later in 1784. Today he is buried in St. Mary's church courtyard in London, England.