Hiva Oa Island

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Hiva Oa Island, is the best known of the Marquesas Islands thanks to Paul Gauguin visit and art works painted during his short stay. Second largest of the island chain, and the richest in archeological sites, some of the finest of any civilization on the planet. These sites are found throughout the whole island, but the finest are in the eastern section of the island in the village of Puamau, the Iipona site collection of Tiki . The main village of Atuona, has a small museum and a replica house of Gauguin, not much else!

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~ by crr1962 on July 27, 2010.

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