Palau is an archipelago of more than 500 islands and is a part of the Micronesia Region of the Western Pacific Ocean. People visit here for scuba diving and snorkeling. The capital Ngerulmud has mountains and sandy beaches on its east coast. Other major places of tourist interest include Rock Islands which is popular for lagoons, jellyfish, snorkeling, kayaking and scuba diving. Another point of interest is Belau National Museum. Visit Jellyfish Lake famous for scuba diving and snorkeling too and Palau Aquarium in Karoor, to experience first hand the Palau International Coral Reef Center.