Kiribati’s official name is the Republic of Kiribati. Central tropical region of the Pacific Ocean is the location of this island country. Kiribati consist 32 atolls and a raised coral island. Banaba, the raised coral island of Kiribati, was rich in phosphate deposits that were all mined out before the independence of Kiribati in 1979. Banaba is also known as the Ocean Island. Kiribati is world’s easternmost country. And Line Islands, which are part of Kiribati, are the first ones to welcome New Year.
April to October, are the months of most pleasant weather of Kiribati. Bonriki International Airport with services from Coral Sun Airways and Air Kiribati, the domestic airlines of Kiribati make it quite an accessible place. Kiribati is a place of fishing of world class level. The isolated culture of Kiribati makes the experience of it a totally unique one. The native people are welcoming and still not under the spell of commodification and materialism. Many bloody battles were fought on the land of Kiribati. The remains of those long gone tragedies are of great interest for the tourists of Kiribati.
Kiribati is sure to be an exciting and challenging place for the curious and adventurous minded tourists. Those who not only believe in exploring but at the same time understanding will enjoy the easy and simply ways of the native Kiribati people. South Tawara and North Tawara are two nearby atolls of Kiribati. But the aspect to note about them is that they exhibit strikingly diverse perspectives.
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