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Micronesia - Yap

Yap is the most intriguing island in Micronesia. It is a land steeped in ancient traditions, fascinating legends, and peopled by one of the most distinctive cultures in the Pacific. Attractions like a handmade seaside men's house, cultural village tours, huge, ancient stone money discs and stone money banks, dancing, handicraft making, marine life and mangrove forests highlight a visit to this unique outpost.

For the active person, there's plenty to do on land and in the ocean. The visitor can expect to go mountain biking, hike on an ancient stone path or try some deep sea fishing as part of the Yap experience. Or, just take a nap under a coconut tree on one of Yap's unspoiled beaches.

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Photos

Welcome to Yap sign - Courtesy of images.travelpod.com Yap stone money with moss growing on it - Courtesy of cdn0.agoda.net Courtesy of OceanIslandTravel.com Aerial view of the island of Yap - Courtesy of mantaray.com Yap stone money - Courtesy of imgpe.trivago.com Courtesy of OceanIslandTravel.com Courtesy of OceanIslandTravel.com Row of stone money in Yap - Courtesy of www.slate.com Yap beach - Courtesy of images.travelpod.com Yap license plate - Courtesy of images.travelpod.com Yap stone money - Courtesy of www.slate.com Courtesy of OceanIslandTravel.com Courtesy of OceanIslandTravel.com Courtesy of OceanIslandTravel.com

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Videos

Travel video from visityap.com - Courtesy of OceanIslandTravel.com Yap Days celebration with stick dances and stone money - Courtesy of vimeo.com Yap visitors often split their time between Yap and other destinations. Most times they come to Yap outside of the best diving season. Divers see mantas year around, but for the best conditions the

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Activities

Sea wall near ocean - Courtesy of www.seacology.org Historic Sites Kanif Sea Wall

Museum - Courtesy of sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net Museums/Gallery Yap Living History Museum

Courtesy of OceanIslandTravel.com Nature/Parks/Beaches Gagil-Tomil Red Clay Soil

Faeluw - Courtesy of images.travelpod.com Historic Sites Traditional Men's Meeting House (Faeluw)

Island of Rumung men's house tour - Courtesy of www.yap-pacific.com Historic Sites Forbidden Island (Rumung)

Exterior - Courtesy of www.artisanconnect.net Museums/Gallery Ethnic Art Institute of Micronesia

Local canoe - Courtesy of www.yap-pacific.com Recreation/Sports Canoe Sailing

Awesome sunset - Courtesy of files.myopera.com Nature/Parks/Beaches Sunset Viewing

Wrecked WWII Japanese Historic Sites Wrecked WWII Japanese Plane

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Stone Money - Courtesy of www.pathwayshotel.com Historic Sites Stone Money

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Travel Information  Travel Information

There are 2 flights that directly service the island of Yap via Continental Airlines.

Flight CO953 - Tuesdays Thursdays and Saturdays (Inbound from Guam, Outbound to Palau)

Flight CO954 - Wednesdays Fridays Sundays (Inbound from Palau, Outbound to Guam)

Most visitors get Yap by going through Guam, because Guam International (GUM) offers connections to: Australia - Cairns, (CNS), Japan, (HIJ, FUK, NGO, KIJ, OKJ, KIX, NRT - Narita), Hong Kong, (HKG), United States - Honolulu, Houston, San Antonio (HNL, IAH - Intercontinental, SAT), Phillipines - Manila, (MNL), Marshall Islands, (KWA, MAJ), Northern Mariana Islands, (ROP, SPN).

More information available below at "Getting to Yap" link.

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History: Dance is an art form in Yap. Through dance, legends are passed down, history is recorded and entertainment is created. The dances of Yap are raucous, colorful and well- orchestrated. Men and women both start at an early age to learn this special Yap tradition.

This traditional life carries into the villages where fishing, sailing and weaving are still important parts of everyday life. Grass skirts for the women and thu'us, a type of loincloth, for the men are the basic garb in the small towns that sit in tranquil settings around the island.

The people of Yap are shy but warm. They don't mind visitors who are respectful and appreciative of their lifestyle. With a little coaxing, the visitor may soon find his or herself helping with a chore, like launching a canoe or weaving a basket to carry coconuts. This special kind of island encounter is not unusual on Yap and is part of the Yapese spirit that makes the island so enticing and enchanting.

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Tours Tours

Island Tour of Yap

Forbidden Island Tour

Traditional Land Tour of Yap

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Festivals

Yap Canoe Festival - Image coming soon! Yap Canoe Festival

Offering Shell Money - Courtesy of www.visityap.com Yap Day Annual Celebration

Manta Fest 2010 - Macro Winner - Judy Bennett - Courtesy of mantafest.com Manta Fest Photo Festival

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Dining  Restaurants and Dining

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Accommodations  Hotel and Accommodations

Front of resort - Courtesy of imgpe.trivago.com Yap Pacific Dive Resort  Check availability and book reservations now

Cottages at Pathways Hotel - Courtesy of 4.bp.blogspot.com The Pathways Hotel  Check availability and book reservations now

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Front of Inn - Courtesy of media-cdn.tripadvisor.com O'Keefe's Waterfront Inn

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Village View Hotel - Image coming soon! Village View Hotel

Front of hotel - Courtesy of www.esayap.com ESA Bay View Hotel

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