Solomon Islands – Landmarks
Those who visit the Solomon Islands will find a large number of different sights.
The National Museum in Honiara should not be missed. Although it is a small museum, you can still get a good insight into the history and customs of the individual ethnic groups. There are also some works of art on display.
Also worth seeing are the skull shrines on Simbo Island, as well as on Vonavona Island. Headhunting was widespread in the western part of the Solomon Islands until the nineteenth century. Many shrines filled with skulls are still evidence of this custom today.
The artificially created islands near the Malaita Islands are well worth a visit. The islands were built on sandbars and reefs by stacking huge sea boulders on top of each other. The first artificial islands here were created in the fifteenth century and are now inhabited. Such islands are still being created today. With today’s techniques, they can reach a size of up to one square kilometer.
Something special is Ndolos on the Choiseul Islands. Ndolos are burial chambers carved out of stone.
You should also have seen the carved wooden posts of the houses on Makira Island. The carvings show a few figures and can be up to four meters high.
The Savo Island is particularly worth recommending for tourists looking for relaxation. There are hot springs there, where you can relax from the stressful everyday life. You can also watch the big foot fowl and megapod birds that are native here. The bird digs its eggs in the warm ground and lets them hatch.
Choiseul is really a dream. Meter-long white sandy beaches. Turtles come here every year to lay their eggs.
The Marovo Lagoon is the largest salt water lagoon in the world. The lagoon covers approximately 100 square kilometers. There are about two hundred islands in it.
East Renell has been a World Heritage Site for several years. East Renell is the largest coral atoll that looks out of the water.
Bird lovers are in the right place in the Solomon Islands. There are more than two hundred exotic bird species to be seen here.
Anyone who spends their vacation in the Solomon Islands should definitely island jump, which means something like seeing as many islands as possible.
As a tourist you can do many different activities here, from fishing, diving to surfing, everything is possible.
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