Taputapuātea on Ra’iatea Island is at the centre of the “Polynesian Triangle,” a vast portion of the Pacific Ocean, dotted with islands, and the last part of the globe to be settled by humans. The property includes two forested valleys, a portion of lagoon and coral reef and a strip of open ocean. At the heart of the property is the Taputapuātea marae complex, a political, ceremonial and funerary centre. It is characterized by a paved courtyard with a large standing stone at its centre. Widespread in Polynesia, the marae were places where the world of the living intersects the world of the ancestors. Taputapuātea is an exceptional testimony to 1,000 years of mā'ohi civilization.

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Region
Europe
Country
France 
Category
Cultural
Name
Taputapuātea
Original Name
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taputapuatea#/media/File:Marae,_Raiatea_2.jpg
Selection Criteria (?)
(iii)(iv)(vi)
Year of Registered
2017
Keyword
Registered in 2017