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Tiki Village Cultural Center Moorea
Amazing show with Polynesian dancers and fire show
Get a taste of the history and rich culture of French Polynesia at a re-created traditional Polynesian village with a temple.
- The Tiki Village was created back in 1984
- About 20 families have been living in the village since the opening
- Tiki Village is a reconstruction of a Polynesian village
- On four evenings a week, you can attend a stunning dance show
- The village is open from Tuesday to Saturday, 11.00 am-3.00 pm
Tiki Village Description
The Tiki Village, located on the west of the island near Haapiti, is one of Moorea’s most popular tourist destinations.
In the mid-1980s, Frenchman Olivier Briac began the restoration of an old Polynesian village in order to maintain traditional rituals and the Society Islands’ indigenous culture. The town has been open to visitors since 1992 and is open from Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 15:00 p.m.
The village is made up of a number of fares where various parts of Polynesian culture are displayed. Aside from the cultivation of the black Tahitian pearl and the traditional method of weaving baskets and flower wreaths, visitors can see cloth painting and pirogue carving.
In addition, ancient Polynesian tattoo art, as well as the creation of Polynesian jewelry and musical instruments, are all available to learn about. During their stay, vacationers are included in the work of the “inhabitants” of the town, and all job steps are available for tourists to try out. In addition, there are a few shops where you can purchase souvenirs created there.
Guests can acquire traditional Polynesian skills during their visit to the village, which is entertaining for the whole family and a terrific way to learn about Polynesian culture.
- Tifaifai’s creation: traditional cloth, patchworked and hand-sewn for the most meticulous
- Braiding: Use coconut palm and/or pandanus to make your own basket or tray.
- With Tahitian cuisine, learn how to make delectable raw fish in Tahitian coconut milk.
- Learn the fundamentals and steps of Tahitian dance’s iconic “Tamure.”
- To make music, learn to blow in the Pu, tap on the To’ere, and beat the drum.
- Choose your own colors for your stoles and apply them to your work with Pareo painting!
A traditional feast with a worthwhile dance show takes place from Tuesday to Friday from 18:00 to 22:00 o’clock. Old Ahimaa (earth oven) foods are served here, and over 60 singers, dancers, and musicians perform a multi-faceted presentation about the princess Te-Ata, who falls in love with a prince from another tribe.
There will even be a traditional Polynesian wedding ceremony for those in love. The bride and groom don Polynesian clothes and headdresses for the symbolic ceremony. The husband is tattooed (with washable henna), and the bride is pampered by several slaves as a Polynesian princess. It was a good occasion for him to repeat his wedding vows in a different way.
A TripAdvisor user commented: “We enjoyed the show and the intimate setting and the food was also wonderful. This business is very passionate about cultural history and it is a great way to learn about Tahiti and Mo’orea.”
PK 31 coté mer, Haapiti, 98729
Ile de Moorea, Polynésie française
Phone: +(689) 40 550 250
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