Majuro - the capital of the Marshall Islands
Oceania - is the endless expanse of the sea,Thousands of large and small pieces of land that belong to different countries. The main occupation of tourists to get to the far corners of the exotic land - the beach, taking the sun and sea bathing, relaxation on a background of soothing landscapes. But there is a city worthy of the attention of the guests, for example, Majuro, the capital of the Marshall Islands.
On the world map, especially in this region, it is possiblefind similar settlements, which are located on the islands. Among them Majuro. The name of the capital and the atolls on which it is located, are identical.
Interesting fact - the whole area of the atoll,consisting of islands 64, and does not reach up to 10 km. sq., while the lagoon area 30 times larger. These and enjoy travelers who spend most of their time out of town, and on the coast.
Center of attention
Despite the considerable distance from the center of the world, the Marshall Islands and the capital for decades were under the scrutiny of the powerful.
There is a version that the settlement dates back to the endXIX century, some historians even call the probable year of education - 1884, and are considered the first inhabitants of immigrants from Europe. The area was originally a German colony, then, during the First World War has gone through occupation by Japanese troops.
In 1944, to replace the Japanese army cameAmerican soldiers who considered themselves liberators. Majuro grew and developed, in 1979, became the administrative center, and in 1983 - a full-fledged capital of an independent state.
A trip to Majuro may become too expensivea treat for many travelers because to get here for a long time and is very expensive. In addition, significant cultural and historical monuments to be found here.
For those interested in the history ofterritories, culture and lifestyle, a straight road in Alela Museum, which has the largest collection of rarities in the Marshall Islands. Its name comes from the traditional basket used by local residents in the home. The most interesting exhibits of the museum Alela considered: the traditional canoes and other ancient swimming facilities; tools, household items; glass negatives depicting the life on the islands at the turn of XIX - XX centuries.
Here at the museum there is a cute souvenir shop where you can buy exotic souvenirs, greetings from distant islands.