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Santa Lourdes Shrine Travel guide10.05.17

Catholic Holy Land, is the island’s only fresh water source, during World War II was a battlefield hospital.

Santa Lourdes Shrine

Introduction of scenic spots

The Virgin Cave, on the hillside of Saipan, is a local Catholic shrine. There are towering banyan trees, the statue of the Madonna on the mountain wall, and locals often come here to baptize and pray.

Santa Lourdes Shrine

Environment

Located halfway between the Virgin caves surrounded by big trees, the entrance is very simple. There stood a clock at the door. Into the interior, in front of the giant banyan Tree, the dendrite from the vertical down. Also surrounded by banana and a variety of flowers.

Santa Lourdes Shrine

Internal facilities

At the end of the road, you can see the statue of the Madonna on the mountain wall. In the front of the statue of the Virgin is surrounded, not a major holiday, visitors may not enter, but can rest on the outside of the chair. On the right side of the statue of the Virgin, there is a small candle chamber, and when the locals pray, they can light the candle again.

Santa Lourdes Shrine

On the left of the statue of the Virgin, there is a well, which is the only fresh water source on the island. Come here, you can wash your hands with a scoop of water or drink a mouthful. As a result, there is fresh water, which was also used as a battlefield hospital during World War II to treat the wounded.

After the visit, there is also a small shop at the door, where you can buy some commemorative handicrafts on the island.

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Suicide Cliff Tour guide10.03.17

During World War II, the Japanese jumped cliff suicide place, visible scattered abandoned weapons.

Suicide Cliff Tour guide

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Introduction of scenic spots

The suicide Cliff is the commanding heights of the northern part of Saipan, located next to the site of the Japanese Army’s final headquarters, long live cliff. Japan was defeated and unwilling to surrender during World War II, where thousands of Japanese jumped from the mountains. In addition to the long live cliff, Saipan on the island of another Japanese suicide.

Suicide Cliff Tour guide

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Historical background and environment

Because of its historical reasons, the local indigenous people are very taboo here, so, Saipan on the north side of the island within a few kilometers, almost no people, the northern part of the basic wilderness. Now come here more for tourists, in addition to understand the history of the past, there will be a large number of Japanese each year to this worship.
There is a sign on the highway down the hill of the death of the suicide cliff, and many visitors now come to see the site where the Japanese soldier lessen died. If you want to see a panoramic view of suicide cliff, it is best to pass the Japanese Army at the end of the headquarters when looking up. After arriving at the top of the cliff, the scenery is pleasant, there is a very small peace Memorial Park, the park in the small square there is a common monument created by Japan and the United States. The rear of the square is a very big Phoenix tree with many tombstones behind it. Standing here can see the long live cliff, but also overlooking the blue sea.

Suicide Cliff Tour guide

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Pay attention to sunscreen

Suicide Cliff of the peak is very dry, not long stay, after the visit can go to the edge of the Japanese headquarters at the end of the site visit.

Special Tips

Daytime suicide cliff very bask, must do a good sunscreen measure.

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Tank Beach Travel Guide10.03.17

U.S. tanks landed on Tank island during World War II, The star sand is characteristic here.

Tank Beach Travel Guide

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Introduction of scenic spots

The Tank beach is located in the southeastern part of Saipan Island, where the Battle of tanks was fought during World War II, when American tanks landed and the beaches became famous after the war.

Environment

Today’s beach still distributes the Japanese beach bunker, the beach is surrounded by lush vegetation, the front is clear blue water, but the sand here is not the soft white of other beaches, but known as Star sand. The star sand is a kind of star-shaped sand, is the coral is impacted by the seawater to become, the sand grains are thicker, mixes some sand and gravel, walks will have some knock foot.

Star Sand

The beaches are very scarce and the beaches are flat and quiet. On the beach, you can look for exotic star sand on the beach. Grab a moist sand, squeeze it, then throw it away, and look carefully at the sand on your hands, and you’ll find a lot of them are star-shaped.

Tank Beach Travel Guide

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Besides the star sand, there is one thing worth looking for here, that is the hermit crab. On the beach there are countless coral and shells, carefully looking for, perhaps one of the small conch in a lovely hermit crab. In addition, the beaches are also seen in the coconut shells washed up by the sea.

Tank Beach Travel Guide

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Only the blue sky and the sea, standing on the beach overlooking the distance, the layers of the waves slapping the rock, very spectacular. There is no prominent reef on the beach, the waves from far to near, the momentum slowly weakened slapping the beach. On this lonely beach, you can take photos and chase the waves.
Special Tips

The beach is very dry, pay attention to sunscreen measures.

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Forbidden Island Tourist guide10.03.17

Inaccessible, scenic Island, the need to be on foot to arrive.

Forbidden Island Tourist guide

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Introduction of scenic spots

Forbidden Island is located in the southeast of Saipan, is a half of the outlying islands, whenever the high tide, the Forbidden Island and Saipan is separate, the low tide after the two islands are connected. The top of the island is like a large, flattened rock, a large rock that stretches to the sea, a sign of Saipan.
Location and surroundings

Forbidden Island Tourist guide

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Due to the special geographical location of the island, very few human traces of the island, on the beaches around the island covered with a variety of sea water washed up shells and corals, the road is very difficult to walk. The sea around the island is very clear, in the sun refraction light blue, dark blue color, here is a good place to snorkel, underwater coral stone, a variety of colorful fish is also clearly visible.
Notice before arrival
The way to the Forbidden Island is not good, so to play the forbidden Island must be set aside for a day, the scenery is reserved for those who have adventure and courage. The road to the Forbidden Island is a dead end to the mountain, and the road ends with a viewing platform overlooking the Forbidden Island and the blue ocean overlooking the beautiful scenery.
The car can be parked here, then down from the viewing platform, before reaching the observation deck there is a small fork in the sign, from which the path has been down to the coast of the Forbidden Island. The scenery along the path is very good, can take pictures, but at the same time the path is very difficult to walk. This is a very primitive mountain road, the road because often rain to patronize appear muddy, there are some unknown insects on the ground. From the top of the mountain to the seaside this section of the road is estimated to walk about 40 minutes, very hard. After coming down from the hillside, it is necessary to cross the natural heap of rubble on the coast to really reach the Forbidden Island.
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Forbidden Island Tourist guide

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When you reach the Forbidden Islands, you will find that the sea is blue and blue, and there is a natural swimming pool that is not too big, surrounded by coral reefs for four weeks, and it is safe to swim here. Natural pool of seawater crystal clear, can also be here snorkeling, pool has colorful, colorful marine life and a variety of beautiful coral fish, small stone spots, shrimp, conch, seashells, live coral and so on. With the diving goggles, the body slowly began to unwind, floating on the water, quietly immersed in this enchanting sea of water.
Snorkeling, not far from the pool there is a shoal, there are a lot of large conch, but look at the good, must not go to capture, because the forbidden Island is prohibited to catch marine animals, if the report is found to be faced with high fines and will be closed for several weeks. At the intersection of the small fork at the top of the mountain, there are signs of rewards for stealing turtle eggs or capturing marine life.
The Forbidden Island is a small island formed by volcanic eruptions, where apart from snorkeling, swimming and watching marine life, it is clear that the boundaries of volcanic and coral rocks can be seen. After a good trip, go back down the path to the previous hill. Uphill is more of a challenge than a mountain.
Special Tips

1. Due to the special geographical location of the island, fewer tourists can contact the local travel agency or consulting hotel, with a professional guide to travel together.
2. Go to the Forbidden Island on foot of a jungle, the road is very difficult to walk, suggest wear hiking shoes, do a good job in anti-mosquito measures, with a band can be affixed to avoid slippery road to fall and bruises.
3. It is recommended that you bring a pair of sandals with Velcro to walk around the Forbidden Island. It is not advisable to wear a person’s word to avoid being washed away by the sea.
4. There are more reefs around the island, so be careful when you walk in order to avoid slipping.
5. The swimsuit can be dressed in advance so that there is no need for a temporary change of clothes after the Forbidden Island.
6. The seaside is very dry, with sunscreen supplies, do a good job of sun protection measures.
7. The prohibition of the capture of wildlife and marine life in the Forbidden Islands.
8. It is recommended that some bottled water and some food be brought on the island.

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Banzai Cliff Travel strategy10.03.17

World War II, the Japanese jump to suicide place, can see 180 degrees of dark blue invincible sea view.

address:Banzai Cliff, Saipan 96950

Banzai Cliff Travel strategy

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Long live cliff is a cliff at the northernmost end of Saipan Island, a Pacific Ocean with huge waves tumbling down the cliff. Here you can enjoy the different colors of the Pacific Ocean water, as well as the foot of the waves of white surf.
At the time of World War II, Japan defeated, unwilling to surrender, and all the children and women together to long live cliff side, shouting “Long live Emperor” after the collective jump cliff suicide, so long long cliff.

Banzai Cliff Travel strategy

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Because of its historical reasons, the local indigenous people are very taboo here, so, Saipan on the north side of the island within a few kilometers, almost no people, the northern part of the basic wilderness. Now come here more for tourists, because the Japanese here made a lot of peace of the stone, but also deliberately set up a peaceful statue of Guanyin and some temples, so every year there will be a large number of Japanese to long live cliff worship.

The beauty of the Pacific

Standing on the long live cliff, in the face of the vast Pacific Ocean, the distance can be seen deep blue sea water, and offshore is a shallow blue, the foot is a huge wave of white surf. The 360-degree sea-view here is very different from the calm West coast of Saipan. Near the edge of the cliff railing, in addition to appreciating the steep sea cliff wonders, but also can feel the sea waves of pressure feeling.

Banzai Cliff Travel strategy

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Special Tips

Long live long long cliff very sun, around no shade, must do a good job of sunscreen measures.

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American Memorial Park Travel guides10.02.17

Introduction of scenic spots

Located in the central area of Saipan, the park is at the north end of the seaside Avenue and is very close to the Hyatt Regency Hotel, which is ideal for walking and sightseeing. You can visit the monument, learn about the history of World War II, and remember the victims of World War II under the monument in the park, and enjoy the beautiful Phoenix flowers under the blue sky and white trees.

American Memorial Park tourist guide

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Address: Industrial Drive, Garapan, Saipan 96950

Environment in the park

The park is an open door, and standing on the central axis of the gate, the flag of the armed forces of the United States Sea and air is seen in the distance. Into the park, the green grass in the park, spring to the words can also be seen on the branches in full bloom, the fire-yan-yan Phoenix Flowers, under the Stars and Stripes are unusually bright and charming.

The park was built in the American Cemetery of the war, and the martyrs of the people of Saipan Tombstone. And the names of more than 5,000 martyrs who participated in the Mariana campaign were engraved on the monument for people to behold.

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Memorial

There is a memorial on the left hand side of the park, and a protruding map of the world is in front of the memorial. After entering the museum on the left hand side is a souvenir shop, there is a sale of the U.S. military-related clothing, postcards, key clasps, cups, refrigerator stickers and other small souvenirs. There are also hard to buy American Zippo lighters elsewhere. American Zippo lighters are priced at around $21.5-$ 28.5, divided into the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps, and the traditional eagle with the American flag.

Here the price relative to Saipan other places to be cheaper, want to buy, just take a piece of paper in the corner, hook up their number and number of styles to pay the cashier can pay. Postcards can also be sent here, with a stamp of $1.5, a special writing room where you can sit down and write postcards.

In addition to the souvenir shop, there is a Small World War II Memorial Hall and a screening hall. The memorial Hall shows some pictures of war and the remnants of war during World War II. The show Hall can be seen a period of about 20 minutes of Saipan World War II history of the film, there is a Chinese version, but the language version of the rolling broadcast, unless you go to the time when the Chinese version, otherwise need to wait for the next.

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Other facilities

In addition to the memorial in the park, there are docks, basketball courts, sports grounds, picnic areas, barbecue areas and a swimming pool, as well as a 1.5-kilometer-long coastal jogging track. In addition, there is an open-air theater at the back of the memorial, and there will be a wide variety of activities in the area, such as the marathon campaign.
Special Tips

1. Although the garden is shady, but the ultraviolet ray is still very big, recommended to do a good job in sunscreen.

2. There are not many bins in the park to protect the environment and not to litter.

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Mount Tapochau travel guide10.02.17

The highest peak of Saipan, standing on the mountain, overlooks the entire Saipan and Pacific Ocean.

Mount Tapochau travel guide

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Address: Mount Tapochau, Saipan 96950

Introduction of scenic spots

The mountain is the highest peak of Saipan, with 360 degrees overlooking the entire Saipan Island and the mountain Jesus statue. Although the mountain is not high, only 473 meters, but because Saipan Edge is the world’s deepest Mariana Trench, so in a sense, treading on the Tide mountain can also be said to be “the world’s first peak.”
On the hill.

Mount Tapochau travel guide

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Go to step on the general chartered ride to the mountain, and then need to climb the mountain steps themselves, standing on the mountain can be panoramic view of the entire Saipan island. The east is the Pacific Ocean, and the West is the Philippine Sea. Nearby can see the sea in the distant warships island, but also can enjoy the seven-color Sea of wonders. In the distance you can overlook the dark blue sea-Mariana Trench. Turning, there was a tall Jesus standing guard on the hill. Near the fence there was a history board of the World War II period.

Pay attention to sunscreen

Mount Tapochau travel guide

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In addition, the mountain visitors are very few, unusually quiet, so often have the entire hill is your private domain feeling. There is no shelter on the mountain, vegetation is also relatively small, so sunny when the sun is very dry, must do a good job of sunscreen measures.

Special Tips

There is no shelter on the mountain, vegetation is also relatively small, so sunny time is very dry, must do a good job to prevent sunburn measures.

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San Juan Beach Tourist guide10.01.17

The reef is very much like the head of a crocodile, and you can appreciate the raging waves pounding the reef.

San Juan Beach Tourist guide

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Address:San Juan Beach, Saipan 96950

Introduction of scenic spots

The beach, located in the north of Saipan Island, is named after a crocodile, looking far past, and sees a vicious crocodile in the Pacific Rim, wrestling with the raging waves. This can be seen in the Pacific Ocean surging waves, can also stand on the same cake-like reef, can be photographed by the waves poured down the classic photos.

Terrain

This beach is actually a canyon, shaped like a bell, deep in the sea, not the way we remember the beach. Under the crocodile Head Reef, there is an approximate round, like a millstone of coral reefs, three pieces of overlapping, because of the shape of cakes, so called “cake stone.” The tide came from the sea, galloping, roaring, ferocious impact cake stone, demanding, rolled up the thousand layers of waves, splashing jutal, the highest seven or eight floors.

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San Juan Beach Tourist guide

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Tourists come here generally with regiment or self-driving, in addition to looking at the reef like the head of the crocodile, but also in the cake stone and waves to take photos, you can get the wave poured down the classic photos, is the best place to capture the waves, but it is easy to be watered by the waves. Keep in mind that you must be careful to walk down Crocodile Bay along the railing, or you will fall easily. Crocodile Head Green head, there is a way to go up, there can be overlooking the Pacific Ocean, and at the foot of the waves to hit the shore reef spectacular scene is not comparable to the General beach, but when the wave is large, not recommended to take photos, very dangerous, particularly easy to be swept away by the sea.

The way to the San Juan Beach is a fork in the road with no sign, the intersection is still green, a little hidden. The road is not wide, it is dirt road, some bumps. The trees on both sides are very dense, and sometimes the car will rub against the leaves on the top of the head. The road to the end is an open space, the place is not big, is a parking lot, suggested to turn over the car, directed back to the direction of parking. It takes a walk to get off the beach.

On the San Juan Beach there is also a perennial water depression, scattered with a number of large and small coral stone, the texture of these stones is white, the strange place is that these stones have very good ornamental value, many holes and many holes in different shapes, carefully look at all with Coral imprint, just after years of washing, some blurred.

In addition, because the environment is very quiet, water is very pure, the spray is very exciting, but also can see through the rock hole gush out of the water column, very special.

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Special Tips

1. When you walk down the crocodile bay, you must be very careful to avoid slipping. Do not stand on the cake stone when the tide or wave is large to avoid being swept away by the waves.

2. Remember to make the camera waterproof protection.

3. It is recommended to wear a piece of dry clothes, in case of tide when the waves splash, can be replaced immediately.

4. It is recommended that you wear Velcro sandals to avoid being washed away by the sea water.

5. Do a good job of sun protection.

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Bird Island Travel Guide10.01.17

Enjoy the beautiful sunrise and jewel-like Deep blue Pacific on the viewing platform.

Address:Bird Bird Island , Saipan 96950
Introduction of scenic spots

Bird Island

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Bird Island is located in the northeastern part of Saipan Bird Island, not far from suicide cliff and Blue Hole, and is named after many birds. Here you can enjoy the beautiful sunrise, and the jewel-like Deep blue Pacific Ocean.
Surrounding ecological environment

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Although the Bird Island is not small, but the bird provides the sufficient living space, the Bird Island has hundreds of species of birds habitat. At high tide, Bird Island is like a sea Bird Island, when the tide is connected with Saipan, the seawater is naturally divided into two different shades of blue, the whole Bird Island shines under the sunlight.
Bird Island scenery is very beautiful, because it is protected area, not allowed to the Bird Island. In the distance there is a sightseeing platform overlooking the Bird Island, with telescopes for birding, and a telescope to see the lovely birds on the Bird Island. You can also come here and watch the birds at low tide, watching seabirds at close range. Bird Island like a secluded green jade, the basic is to Saipan visitors to the land.

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In addition, Bird Island in addition to birding, is also the best place to see the sunrise, due to Saipan near the equator, before sunrise to this can watch the stars, and then quietly waiting for the sunrise. To the distant sea level appears a light, and then gradually changing color, slowly half of the planet’s cloud dye into a variety of colors, after a red Red sun from the sea level vacated, this beauty only to be able to experience. When the sun rises, here, you can also feel the comfort of the sea breeze, while overlooking the color of the blue ocean.
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Special Tips

Can only be viewed from afar, it is advisable to take a telescope with you to better watch the birds.

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The Grotto tourist guide09.30.17

Saipan diving mecca, dive to the seabed can see colorful tropical fish and aquatic animals.

Address:The Grotto, Grotto Dr, Saipan 96950

The Grotto tourist guide

Introduction of scenic spots

The Grotto at the northeast corner of Saipan Island, Blue Hole is a natural cave connected to the Pacific Ocean, a cave dive site. Sea water flashing cat-like blue, the heart of the electro-optic blue water plus natural bell milk Beautiful.
internal and external environment
The Blue Hole looks like an open mouth dolphin, inside is a huge bell-hole, Blue hole inside there are two natural swimming pools, through the sea channel to connect the outer ocean, light from the open water through the waterway into the hole, the blue Hole in the water pool to reveal a light blue luster, quite beautiful, this thorough heart of the electro-optic blue is also the origin of Blue hole name. This is an unparalleled experience for experienced deep-sea divers, so it is known as the world’s second largest cave dive, after Belize’s Blue hole.

The Grotto
Diving conditions
Blue Hole Water depth 17 meters, the deepest reaches 47 meters, therefore, here only has the Aow diving card The talented person can dive deeply. But there is no proof of the person, can be under the leadership of the coach to carry out experience-style snorkeling. Here the deep dive of people with the majority of Japanese people, there are some Europeans, the general tourists in addition to see, is simply snorkeling, because there is no diving license, few tourists to this deep dive.
If you have a diving license, you can enter the blue hole through the Letsdiveguam Dive Club.
Considerations
From the top down to the Blue hole to pass 100 multi-level small stone paved steps, some notches, steeper, and very slippery, the best wear non-slip shoes, wear cold drag, you must help stabilize the stairs or pull the rope down. At the bottom, you will see a blue sea of water in the cave. in which, due to the tidal wave effect, sometimes the water in the cave is calm and waves, sometimes undulating, so in the cave whether swimming or diving should be particularly careful.
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Special Tips

1. Blue Hole of the water is very cold, if the launch, the proposal slowly down, do not jump into the water in order to avoid cramps.
2. The steps down to the bottom of the blue hole are very steep and slippery, and are recommended to wear non-slip sandals, which must be pulled from the railing or rope of the roadside.
3. If a girl is determined to snorkel or swim, the swimsuit can be dressed in advance so that there is no need to find a place to change clothes temporarily.

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