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What do you usually imagine when you think about vacation on Hawaii? Lots of people associate it with white beaches, expensive hotels and crystal blue water. But have you ever heard something about its cultural life?
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A chance to learn more about it have the Oahu Island’s guests, who can visit an ethnographical Museum, called The Polynesian Cultural Center. It’s situated in the North of the Island, and here is represented a very wide exposition of the Polynesian people’s history, culture and traditions.
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At the entrance all the visitors can get a map and look through the performance’s schedule.
[singlepic id=105 h=240 float=right]So, what does the Polynesia Cultural Center look like? A rather big thematic park, based on 6 villages, which represent culture of the certain group of islands: New Zealand, Hawaii, Tahiti, Fiji, Samoan and Tonga Islands).
Each nation has its own section in the park, where it makes various short performances and present some specialties of their traditions. The audience can try to make fire, climb a palm tree, learn the national dancing, and play some traditional games and so on. Also you can make some photos with the island’s inhabitants or try to go canoeing if you want.
[singlepic id=102 h=240 float=left]In various café and restaurants all the visitors can watch some Water Shows and as the evening comes you can watch the “Breath of Life” show, where more than 100 of participants represent Polynesian music, songs and dancing. But the island’s main performance is a show on the river. Numerous dancers swim by on the floats and represent their cultures.
The distinguishing feature of Hawaiian people is their kindness and hospitality, so their doors are always opened for you. That’s why when you’re planning your vacation you should always have Hawaii Islands on your mind.