17 April 2010

The Paradise on Earth: Bora Bora

Bora Bora is an island in the Leeward group of the Society Islands of French Polynesia, an overseas collectivity of France in the Pacific Ocean. The island, located about 230 kilometres (140 mi) northwest of Papeete, is surrounded by a lagoon and a barrier reef. In the center of the island are the remnants of an extinct volcano rising to two peaks, Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu, the highest point at 727 metres (2,385 ft). The original name of the island in the Tahitian language might be better rendered as Pora Pora, meaning “First Born”; an early transcription found in 18th- and 19th century accounts, is Bolabolla (or “Bollabolla”).
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The major settlement, Vaitape is on the western side of the island, opposite the main channel into the lagoon. The products of the island are mostly limited to what can be obtained from the sea and coconut trees, which were historically of economic importance for copra.

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2 comments:

  1. Wow that's beautiful, I wish I could go to a place like this, I wonder if my saves are gonna let me haha thanks, beautiful pictures.

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  2. This is a magnificent place! I would like to go to this island on my next vacations, actually I was trying to investigate the price of the tickets, but I'm sure it isnot gonna be cheap at all.

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