Truk (Chuuk), Micronesia

Chuuk (Truk) is an island group in the south western part of the Pacific Ocean. It comprises one of the four states of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), along with Kosrae, Pohnpei, and Yap. The main population center of Chuuk State is the Chuuk Lagoon, a large archipelago with mountainous islands surrounded by a string of islets on a barrier reef. The main island of Weno (formerly Moen) is the capital and commercial centre of Chuuk.

Chuuk, with its vast, shallow, beautiful lagoon is a Mecca for wreck divers. A major shipwreck site from WWII, Truk Lagoon is unquestionably the world's best shipwreck diving destination. Other attractions include the State Centre at Weno, views of the lagoon from the Japanese lighthouse and the Blue Lagoon Resort.

Things to See and Do

* State Centre on Weno.
* Hiking
* Water sports
* Ocean Kayaking
* Wreck diving

Cruise Season – Jan – Dec
Currency – United States dollar (USD)
Language – Chuukese, English
Land Area – 128 km²
Population – 53,000 approx
Electricity – 110 volts/60 cycles
Time – GMT plus ten hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 691

Port Location – The main port is located at Weno.

Transport Links – Micronesia can be reached by air from Honolulu, Manila and Guam (flights arrive there from the USA, Australia and Asia). A Circle Micronesia air pass starting in Los Angeles or San Francisco, or a Visit Micronesia pass originating in Guam, will let you skip around the islands.

Chuuk has a local carriers that flies to the outer islands, but boat is the cheapest means of travel between islands.

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