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Address: Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia
Description: This center of an ancient civilization is surrounded by 92 islets.

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Finally visited Nan Madol in 2013. Spectacular site and awe inspiring

During my third visit to Phonpei, FSM (while working towards the finalization of a population survey), our office arranged a visit to Nan Madol during the weekend. A short... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Manila, Philippines
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Manila, Philippines
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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

During my third visit to Phonpei, FSM (while working towards the finalization of a population survey), our office arranged a visit to Nan Madol during the weekend. A short drive from the hotel and a short walk down a path, we were able to get permission from the owners of the land to visit Nan Madol After a short walk... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Very impressive, truely awesome construction (not only the buildings but the islands are manmade as well. There is definitively a human craving for eternity that can be felt clearly here. Definitively worth being included as world heritage site (application submitted). Very nice easy walk on well maintained path through the mangroves, you have to wade through knee to hipdeep water... More 

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Saipan, Mariana Islands
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83 reviews 83 reviews
11 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

If you do nothing else on Pohnpei, you must see Nan Madol. The stark and striking ruins of a pre-contact civilization call to mind Machu Picchu and Stonehenge.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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361 reviews 361 reviews
79 attraction reviews
484 helpful votes 484 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Nan Mado is a mysterious place that kind of reminded me of Nasca lines in Peru, not because there were any lines or they looked alike, but because this was also a set of ruins without a clear explanation as to how they came to be. I do not think you can find a guide who could tell you very... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

When in Pohnpei you have to go to Nan Madol. It is a mysterious place that will leave you in awe. The stories about Nan Madol is fascinating. This is a must see.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

The trek to Nan Madol is amazing! Make sure to wear a swimsuit because you will trek through the water. Check for low tide when visiting the ruins.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Pohnpei Island has not a lot of attraction. Nan Madol is the best! Rent a car and go to southeast place od island. First fee is 1 USD ea at crossway, second fee is 3 USD ea at parking and last fee is 3 USD on the end of road. Walking distance is about one kilometer. Take water shoes yourself!... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

What an eery place! The tour guide was very knowledgeable and explained everything very well. If you stop in pohnpei, make sure you go and visit! How they built this structure i will never know!

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La Marsa, Tunisia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

This was a pretty cool tour. The ruins were interesting, the kayaking was fun, and the time it took was just right - not too long or short. I would definitely recommend this tour if you can take it. With The Village closing down, I'm not sure if this tour is offered anymore.

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Suva
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Impressed, certainly not as impressive as some of the Asian structures but still very intriguing. A nice walk through the swamp before reaching the first large structure. I didn't get to see many of the "buildings"but was told more than 90 other structures are in the area.

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