Micronesia, officially known as the Federal State of Micronesia, is a country in the western Pacific Ocean, comprising over 600 islands.
With shared cultural roots from the Philippines, Melanesia, and Polynesia, Micronesia is known for its beaches, wreck-filled waters, and abandoned military bases. Here are some sights to tickle your adventure-fancy in 2021!
● Chuuk Lagoon
Chuuk Lagoon is one of Micronesia's top diving spots attracting tons of tourists from all over the world yearly. Its added reputation is also because it was a prominent Japanese Naval Base during World War II. As a result, it is listed among the world's Top 10 Wreck Dives.
In 1944, the US Air Force conducted an operation that wiped out almost all of the Japanese fleet. This operation was called Operation Hailstorm and helped turn the tide in the World War. As a result, there are shipwrecks and plane ruins scattered across the seabed of the lagoon.
The nearby beaches are perfect for scuba diving, relaxing, and swimming. It is bordered by mountains that offer great sightseeing opportunities.
● Nan Madol
Nan Madol is an ancient city ruin located on the eastern shore of the Pohnpei island. It is the capital of the Saudeleur dynasty that ruled the people of Pohnpei island from around 1100 to 1628.
The city contains small artificial islands connected by canals, sometimes called the Pacific's Venice. Some scholars have interpreted nan Madol as the remains of one of the "lost continents" of Lemuria or Mu.
The ancient city was a special place of residence for the Pohnpei nobility and where priests conducted mortuary activities.
Kosrae Island is a top tourist destination in Micronesia. Filled with lush rainforests and world-class diving sites, it is also home to the renowned Lelu Ruins, the ancient Micronesian government's very center.
The Kosrae Museum is also one major attraction on the island. It houses ancient artifacts and restored pictures of Kosrae that show its culture and history.
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