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Address: Lapaha, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
Phone Number:
676-882-0222
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This mysterious 11th-century stone arch weighs about 12 tons and is made up...

This mysterious 11th-century stone arch weighs about 12 tons and is made up of three large slabs.

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Trilithon for seniors

Give your imagination free reign with this ancient puzzle. Almost certainly an astrological clock. It's well-preserved, neat and tidy, good display boards and wonderfully clean... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 November 2016
Kiwi_rua
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Cool for a look but don't expect to be blown away. Also watch out for the stall owners trying to sell you stuff. And if you do want to buy, make sure you haggle!

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Thank Meryl G
Guam, Mariana Islands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ha'amonga'a Maui Trilithon An amazing place, It is hard to believe that local people build it 800 years ago

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Give your imagination free reign with this ancient puzzle. Almost certainly an astrological clock. It's well-preserved, neat and tidy, good display boards and wonderfully clean toilets! No hazards, no hassles.

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Thank Kiwi_rua
Raglan, Waikato, New Zealand
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

This has history and is important to Tongans, it was a 5 minute stop and look, our guide told us a bit about it and the history, had a photo and that was about all there was to do.

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pukapuka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

but not that interesting. It is basically a ancient rock statue but its one of the only kind in polynesia. aka, a place to get stopped for souviers:)

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Apart from marae platforms, there are relatively few large stone archaeological sites in Polynesia: the moai in Rapa Nui, the royal fish ponds at Kapoho in Hawai'i, and the Ha'amonga 'a Maui on Tongatapu. This site is easy to reach from Nuku'alofa if you have a car. Be aware of local pulling-out-onto-the-road customs though. Take your own food and bottled... More 

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Golden Beach, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Thw story makes the site more impressive It was helpful to have my brother, who lives locally, along as ut makes things so much more interesting to have a guide to explain the history.

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New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

If you are driving around for a look at Tonga don't miss a chance to see these monuments to days gone by. Great photo op

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Back in the day this place used to be untended and overgrown. You could always climb on the "doorway". It is now an official tourist area. The grounds are well maintained and the paths to the ocean that signify the path of the sun are also well kept. There is great signage and it is gated with parking available. There... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

A must see when visiting tonga , warning that there people here that will sell you handcrafts. They are clever in attracting you to buy there items by offering "discounts" the prices are basically touristy prices , so purchase at your own discretion.

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