Nadi

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Nadi (Nahn-dee) is the third-largest town in Fiji. It is located on the western side of the main island of Viti Levu, and has a population of approx 20,000, many of whom are Indian or Fijian. The main industries of Nadi are tourism and sugar cane production.

The downtown area is defined by the Nadi river and Viseisei village on the west side, and the beautfiul Sri Siva Subramaniya temple on the east. The temple is the largest Hindu temple in the Southern hemisphere, and is a site for pilgrims.
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Sri Siva Subramaniya temple

Nadi is 9km from Fiji's main international airport, which is served by Air Pacific (the national airline of Fiji), Air New Zealand, and Qantas.

Nadi is hub of commerce and tourism, with about 18 hotels, and is popular among travelers seeking to take ferries to island resorts in Fiji's western Mamanuca (mah-mah-nutha) islands. The town is also close to the western mud-flat beaches. It is also close to the Nausori highlands to the east, and can access the Sabeto (Sahm-beh-to) and Sigatoka (Sing-ah-to-ka) valleys. Other sites are the Waqadra (Wah-kgahn-drah) Botanical Gardens, and the Sleeping Giant Gardens, which house Raymond Burr's magnificent orchid collection.

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