The first cultural site to be recognized in Polynesia
A major project materialized during the 41st session of the World Heritage Committee held last month in Krakow, Poland. An historic event for the Fenua, the opportunity for Polynesian culture to be recognized around the world.
It may not be the most spectacular, yet the vast Marae Taputapuatea on Raiatea is one of the most important marae in French Polynesia, both in terms of its symbol and its international importance.
This site, the central point of the Polynesian triangle and dedicated to the war god Oro, lies at the heart of the mythology and ancient religion of eastern Polynesia.