Best places to visit in Samoa

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Samoa occupies the geographic coordinates 13° 35’South and 172° 20’West which is almost at the heart of the Polynesian Islands. This makes it one of the South Pacific State constituents in Oceania that experiences tropical climatic conditions.

The State of Samoa is composed of two major islands such as Upolu and Savai’i along with eight minor islands. Apia, its capital city is located in Upolu being a highly-populated island where 75% of the populace resides. In particular, the mainland is characterized of coastal areas (exterior portion) and volcanic mountains (interior portion).

Samoa has been renowned for its volcanic origin. No wonder, many different extinct volcanoes are situated within the islands. These consist of Matavanu, Mata o le Afi, Mauga Afi, and Silisili. In early 1900’s, some of these volcanoes were certainly active with recorded incidents of eruption.

Samoan territory is made up of 2,944 square kilometres spread on land (2,934 sq km) and water (10 sq km) territorial scopes. Land is distributed among arable lands (21%), permanent vegetation land (24%), and others (55%). South Pacific waters provide for fascinating stretch of beaches while the inland provides for a wondrous collection of waterfalls.

There is an affluent selection of tourist spots across the islands. National sites include Fale Fono, Samoan Government Building, Mosso’s footprint, Star Pyramid, and Vailima Museum. Natural attractions include Falealupo Sunset, Mount Vaea, Legafa Beach, Papapapaitai Falls, Papaseea Sliding Rock, and Piula Cave Pool, and Taga Blow Holes. Shopping places include Kava Kavings Handicrafts, Market Tuai, and Old Apia Market.

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