Discover Yap: The Remote Micronesian Paradise with Rich Traditions and Pristine Coral Reefs

April 8, 2023
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607 far-flung islands make the Federated States of Micronesian in the western Pacific Ocean. Surrounded by a pristine coral reef & lush flora, Yap is a small island in the archipelago.

In order to get away from everything & enjoy stunning scenery & a sense of solitude, Yap is a perfect place. Rich traditions & ancient practices have been passed down through generations in Yap with an average temperature of 87 degrees Fahrenheit, the subtropical climate in Yap is pretty consistent.

Various activities, including snorkeling, scuba diving, canoeing, hiking, & relaxing on the beach can be enjoyed by the visitors to this island.

According to custom,Yapese women are required to cover their thighs in public,& tourists are advised to show respect & follow the same cultural customs. A remote Micronesian paradise, Yap is worth visiting.

With its three manta-cleaning stations, the Valley of the Rays is a popular destination for divers.

Merry-Go-Round is the largest of these stations, where big mantas move around the coral structure. The mantas & other marine life can be observed by the divers, without interfering with their patterns of movement.

Providing an excellent opportunity for close observation,Yap’s mantas are usually calm around divers. Located about 300 miles northeast of Palau & 500 miles southwest of Guam,Yap requires a long- haul journey from the US.

This island has managed to hold steadfastly to its traditional ways, including its chief’s style of government, songs, dance, & affinity for betel nut chewing, The realities of Micronesian culture in Yap can be easily experienced by the visitors.

Once relied on the use of ancient stone money, Yap ‘s economy is still used as collateral for major transactions today. The landscape of Yap, both in the sea & on land, is breathtaking & diverse.

You can enjoy activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, fishing,& hiking in Yap. Passing through dense forests, highlands & coastal viewpoints, Tamilyog Trail connects the east & west of Yap.

Travelers are also given plenty of opportunities  by Yap to learn about its heritage through excursions & tours. For those seeking a remote paradise with rich traditions & stunning natural beauty, Yap is  a dream destination.

Govind Tekale

Embarking on a new journey post-retirement, Govind, once a dedicated teacher, has transformed his enduring passion for current affairs and general knowledge into a conduit for expression through writing. His historical love affair with reading, which borders on addiction, has evolved into a medium to articulate his thoughts and disseminate vital information. Govind pens down his insights on a myriad of crucial topics, including the environment, wildlife, energy, sustainability, and health, weaving through every aspect that is quintessential for both our existence and that of our planet. His writings not only mirror his profound understanding and curiosity but also serve as a valuable resource, offering a deep dive into issues that are critical to our collective future and well-being.

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