List of described attractions

Kiribati unofficially can be divided into four island groups:

Gilbert Islands
ArrowArorae navigational stonesMegaliths
Phoenix Islands
Line Islands

Kiribati - map

Wikipedia article about Kiribati


Arorae navigational stones

A unique monument to the skills of Polynesian seafaring are the Arorae navigational stones.

It can said with certainty that ancient Polynesians erected these stones as a signs pointing towards the nearest islands. Locals now call them Te Atibu-ni-Borau - the stones for voyages.


The area of Kiribati exceeds the area of United States. But most of it is taken by ocean, the land area is only 811 km². This is an exciting land of extremes, with local people living in extreme powerty and at the same time leading such way of life which is mildly named "non-consumerist" way of life. In reality it means - most people in Kiribati don't care about "our" rules of economics, which keep the Western society in tight iron grip.

With the exception of Banaba Island, Kiribati consists of low lying corall atolls, rising just a few metres above the sea level.

Main attractions

Highlights of Kiribati are:

Natural landmarks

Unique ecosystems

Community of giant clams, Orona Lagoon
Community of giant clams, Orona Lagoon.
Randi Rotjan, Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0

Man made landmarks

Archaeological monuments

Ruins of a prehistoric structure, Malden Island
Ruins of a prehistoric structure, Malden Island.
Angela K. Kepler, Wikimedia Commons / public domain
Koinava Cathedral
Koinava Cathedral
Tau'olunga, Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 2.5

Other man made landmarks

Creative Commons Non-Commercial Share Alike 3.0 6 November 2011 Gatis Pāvils

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