Tourist stamps from French Polynesia

The French Polynesia Post has issued three stamps illustrating various and often specific landscapes of the French Polynesia's archipelagos.

Rangiroa is the largest atoll of the Tuamotu archipelago and its lagoon could contain the whole island of Tahiti. Its numerous and wide passes make the island a paradise for fishermen. A 2300m long airstrip makes it possible for many tourists to come enjoy the tranquility and sea activities of the island.

The Marquesas Islands are located about 1400 kilometers northeast of Tahiti. These high islands have bluff coasts and rugged terrain, with deep and wild valleys. The postage stamp issued by OPT represents the typical pillars of Ua Pou. The whole archipelago boasts a very rich history with many ancient sites. Visitors are attracted both by the historical aspect and a certain art de vivre of its inhabitants.

Bora Bora - Since the occupation by the U.S. Army during World War II, its image embodies a kind of gentle lifestyle. Its cut mountain (Mount Otemanu) and shimmering lagoon are typical and have been a source of inspiration for many poets and artists. It undeniably is the place that appeals most to tourists visiting French Polynesia, and one of the world's best-known destinations.

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