Rank: Top 1000
Wonder Type: Natural
Country: French Polynesia
Fatu Hiva is the southernmost island of the Marquesas Islands and also the most isolated of the inhabited islands. The eastern coastline of Fatu Hiva is characterized by a number of narrow valleys, carved by streams that lead to the interior. Between these valleys are headlands which terminate in cliffs that plunge directly into the sea, making travel between them possible only by travelling over the high mountain ridges between them, or by boat. The largest of these valleys is at Uia.
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