The village is notable for its lakalaka, the national dance of Tonga. A national monument has been proposed to preserve the site of the koka tree where members of the Tu'i Kanokupolu dynasty received investiture. It is home to a large colony of Pacific Flying Foxes, a species of fruit bat.
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- "SAFEGUARDING INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE - The Tongan Lakalaka: Sung Speeches with Choreographed Movements". UNESCO. Retrieved 2009-06-25.
- "Anthropology Program - Tongan History Association Newsletter". La Trobe University. Retrieved 2009-06-25.
- "Mammalian species". Smith College. Retrieved 2009-06-25.
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