The capital of Palau, Ngerulmud is a small city located on the island of Babeldaob. The city is home to the Palauan government and is the center of Palauan culture and politics. The city is a mix of modern and traditional Palauan architecture, with government buildings and homes of the wealthy standing side by side with small, thatched-roof huts. The city is a popular tourist destination, with attractions including the Palau National Museum, the Palau Cultural Center, and the Palau Parliament. The city is also home to several beaches, including the popular Red Beach.