Polynesian Culture Center

July 31, 2013 § 1 Comment

When I recently went to the Polynesian Culture Center, it felt like I was transported to what seemed like a whole other world. It’s definitely a long activity though, so if you plan on experiencing it, you should put aside a whole day for it!
photo-3On our way to the P.C.C. we stopped to take a good look at¬†Mokoli’i Island, or as it’s otherwise known, Chinaman’s Hat. Appropriately named, yea?photo 2The Polynesian Culture Center is broken into little “islands” to represent the island nations of Polynesia, including Tonga, Tahiti, Marquesas, Hawaii, Fiji, Aotearoa, and Samoa. Each designated area has houses that showcase their craftsmanship and entertainment/shows like dances and presentations that immerses you in their culture. After you get leid by the welcome party, you can even take a canoe trip to pass by all the nations. They also have tons of activities for kids and adults, such as ukulele lessons, coconut tasting, and more! During the day, they also have a river show, where all the island nations have a performance on their boats. Check out some of the pictures below!photo 5photo 4photo 3photo 1In the beginning of the evening, there is a large feast (buffet) or luau, depending on what option you chose. The best part of the Polynesian Culture Center however is the evening show. Ha: the Breath of Life, as the show is called, is a story with song, dance, and FIRE! Though I wish I had pictures to show you, I’m glad they banned photography as I enjoyed the vibrant flames without distraction. The show alone is worth the trip out to P.C.C.

If you ever have a day free on your trip, check out the Polynesian Culture Center! Another great thing is that many of the cast members are college students working to finance their education!

-N

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