Historical of Honiara

Honiara may look like a dusty old town at first glance but if you look closer, you will see that it contains a number of tourist attractions. The mountains around the town were the scene of fierce fighting between the Japanese and Allied forces during World War 2. Some of the sites are well preserved and have become tourist magnets.

There are also a number of waterfalls close to the town, including the majestic Matanikau Falls. There is a cave here and it is said that the cave was used by the Japanese to hide from the Allied soldiers during the war.

A number of old churches are scattered around Honiara. The South Seas Evanglical Church is especially recommended for a visit. If you want a slice of history, do visit the National Museum that is located in town. It has many exhibits of historical artifacts and traditional handicrafts. Another must visit place is the Central Market. The Central Market is a good place to buy traditional handicrafts, jewelery and sarongs (do keep a watch out with your pickpockets).

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