See photos (2)

Great Chiefdom of Hnathalo

Thematic house in Lifou
  • The traditional hut of the Great Chiefdom of the Wetr District is located in the Hnathalo tribal village, just five minutes from Wanaham Airfield.

  • Surrounded by a palisade, the great chief of the Wetr district’s traditional hut (Wetr comprises 17 tribes) can be found in Hnathalo and is one of the most beautiful traditional buildings in New Caledonia. The Grand Chief's hut (Umepö hnupel) is more than 12 m in diameter. It remains the symbol of customary organization with the central pole representing the great chief supporting his subjects, and the pillars of the perimeter, are as numerous as the clans that make up the tribe, each...
    Surrounded by a palisade, the great chief of the Wetr district’s traditional hut (Wetr comprises 17 tribes) can be found in Hnathalo and is one of the most beautiful traditional buildings in New Caledonia. The Grand Chief's hut (Umepö hnupel) is more than 12 m in diameter. It remains the symbol of customary organization with the central pole representing the great chief supporting his subjects, and the pillars of the perimeter, are as numerous as the clans that make up the tribe, each including a minister, or elder. Attention, the free visit, is subject to getting prior agreement from the customary authorities.
  • Spoken languages
    • French
Openings
Openings
  • All year 2024
    Open Everyday
Useful address
Close